July 2018 e-Bulletin

It’s not too late to renew your individual membership for 2018–2019! APGO’s member year is July 1–June 30, and costs $325.

Please renew your membership/subscription through your Member Portal page. To access the member portal page, visit www.apgo.org and click LOG IN/MY APGO on the top menu. If the system does not remember you, it will ask for your Username and Password. Your username is the email address that is in our database (where you received this email). If you do not remember your password, click Forgot Password and a reset password email will be sent to you.

To renew your membership, click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the left side of the page.

You can pay by check or credit card. If paying by check, go through the Check Out process and select PAYING BY CHECK. You will be required to enter a Customer Reference Number. Please enter a 4 digit number for your reference, and Complete Transaction. You can print the INVOICE and submit it to accounting. Please ask that accounting send this INVOICE along with the payment. If paying by credit card, APGO accepts VISA or MasterCard.

Please consider making an additional donation to help APGO reach its goal for the Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund. This fund will ensure the involvement of highly qualified professional educators and sustain the scholastic excellence of the program.

If you have questions about the renewal process, contact Bonnie Fetsko at bfetsko@apgo.org.

The APGO Alumni Society was created to connect, support and foster lifelong relationships amongst graduates of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, the APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program, its precursor programs, Introductions to Hysteroscopy and Electrosurgery, as well as “alumni” volunteer leaders of the APGO Board of Directors, Development Committee, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Testing and Technology Committees and Diversity Committee. The APGO Alumni Society inaugural membership year (2018–2019) will coincide with the culmination of the APGO ASL 20th Aniversary Campaign. APGO’s vision for the Society is to keep alumni connected with other alumni and APGO staff through special events, newsletters and recognition at APGO conferences.

Visit the APGO website to learn more about the Alumni Society.

Have you submitted an abstract for the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting? Medical students, residents, fellows and/or faculty may submit an abstract in any of the following categories:

  • Throw Me Some Beads: feedback, advocacy
  • Meet You by the Bayou: Interprofessional collaboration, diversity and inclusion, learning environment
  • Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life): rejuvenating teachers, well-being
  • Let’s Get Jazzy: innovation of curriculum
  • The Saints Go Marching In: difficult learners, faculty development

Deadline: July 30, 2018
Learn more and submit an abstract.

Types of presentations will include:

  • Breakout Sessions
  • Discussion Dens
  • Oral Abstracts and Posters
  • Film Festival Submissions

When submitting an abstract, don’t forget to apply for these awards:

APGO Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids Education Awards
Up to two awards of $1,000 each will be given to medical students, ob-gyn residents, fellows or faculty for the best oral or poster abstracts accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting focusing on Student Educational Techniques Surrounding the Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids. Learn more.

Award for Programs of Exxcellence
Sponsored by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care, this is be a one-time award of $500 to an ob-gyn medical student, resident, fellow or faculty for the best oral or poster abstract accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting using of one of the Foundation programs, books or courses. Learn more.

It’s almost time to register for the 2019 APGO FDS! Keep an eye out for the official announcement in your inbox and on APGO’s social media, and head to www.APGO.org/2019FDS when registration goes live.

Exciting news! We are under $20,000 from our goal. Have you made your donation to the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund yet? Don’t wait any longer, join the movement!

Donate to the campaign now and follow along on the APGO website to track our progress!

Did you know that access to the Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues is free with your APGO membership? Let APGO fill the gaps in your curriculum with these self-study resources.

Use the Preterm Birth Educational Module to help you teach Medical Student Objective 24 (Preterm Labor). This interactive, case-based teaching module will help your students understand common issues that may arise in women who present with preterm labor and who are at risk for preterm birth.Be sure to take advantage of this free member benefit today!

Access APGO’s Educational Modules here.

By David A. Forstein, DO, Susan Bliss, MD
2018-2020 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

Brian MacArthur, MD, presented the breakout session Hacking Health Education: An Open-Source Makeover for the Health Care Curriculum at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

Learn how Doctor MacArthur’s interest in open-source medical education led to the development of his presentation, and much more  in this month’s UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development interview.

Read the full interview at APGO’s Apple Tree Blog.

Preparation for Residency Knowledge Assessment Tool (PrepforRes)
PrepforRes is an interactive, web-based examination to measure the didactic knowledge of incoming ob-gyn interns based on the ACGME level 1 Milestones. Institutions have also been using this tool for their boot camp/residency preparation. The exam is available to medical schools and residency programs through an annual subscription to the APGO uWISE program. This exam is also available as a stand-alone subscription for schools who do not already subscribe to APGO uWISE. All questions were updated in April. Learn more.

Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation (uWISE)
uWISE is an approximately 600-question interactive self-exam designed to help medical students acquire the necessary basic knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology, regardless of future medical specialty choice. This resource is available to institutions with a subscriptions, and individual student subscriptions may also be purchased. Half of the test bank questions are updated annually. Learn more.

Looking for an academic position? Visit APGO’s online Academic Positions Report for open academic ob-gyn positions from around the country. Click here to fill out a vacancy announcement for your department.

Please note: academic posting is a benefit of Department Membership.