October 2018 e-Bulletin

Donna Wachter, Executive Director since 1989, will retire as of October 30, 2018. APGO has named Molly Georgakis, CAE, to become the next APGO Executive Director. Molly comes to APGO with more than 20 years of association experience. Donna will provide support for Molly between now and the Annual Meeting to ensure a successful transition.

“I am very grateful to my mentors, staff and family who have supported me in my career through the years and I am proud of the growth that APGO has achieved over the last 30 years. A person could not have asked for a more rewarding career. Thank you to all the APGO leaders and members for your amazing volunteer spirit, which is one of the things that makes APGO such a great organization.” – Donna Wachter

Read more on the APGO website.

Have you joined the new APGO Alumni Society yet? We have created this society to keep APGO leaders and Scholars’ Program graduates connected with other alumni through newsletters and other special events like the annual Alumni Bash held at the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.

By staying connected, you will foster life-long friendships, advance the careers of APGO members and help shape what the member-led Alumni Society can become. Play an active role in the evolution of the Society by helping to choose your leaders. Society leaders will work together with the APGO leadership and staff to plan events and build an active and engaged community!

Plan to join us at the APGO Alumni Bash at the Vintage Rock Club on Thursday, February 28, during the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. Join the Alumni Society now for discounted tickets to the event!

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

Time is running out and if you plan to join us in Hawaii for the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, you need to register today! The meeting starts with the Welcome Reception on Sunday, January 6, and a limited number of sleeping rooms are still available on peak meeting nights.

Join us at this year’s meeting, January 6-9, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, boasts a program that’s packed full of professional development and networking opportunities designed to energize medical educators!

The program is now available. Download it from the APGO website and start planning out your FDS experience today!

Don’t forget about the additional events taking place during the meeting, including the Welcome Reception, Lunchtime Learning Session and the Comedy Show fundraiser. Visit the APGO website to learn more and register now. See you in Hawaii!

Join your fellow clerkship directors and APGO leaders for the 2019 APGO Clerkship Directors’ School on January 6, 2019 from 6:45 AM 2:00 PM.

Although Clerkship Directors’ School Parts 101 & 201 is designed with the basics in mind, clerkship directors of all levels of experience, as well as those considering becoming a clerkship director, will benefit from these interactive sessions. You will take home knowledge on the newest LCME requirements impacting the ob-gyn clerkship and solutions to common challenges encountered in the clerkship.

In addition to large group discussions of high-yield topics, small group discussions will foster more personalized advice and serve as an exciting venue to network and share ideas with other educators.
Special focus topics include:

  • Using APGO Resources in Your Clerkship
  • Evaluating Clerkship Quality and Efficacy
  • Student Professionalism and Remediation
  • Enticing Faculty Participation in the Clerkship

The program also includes the interactive Innovation Station session to introduce participants to low-fidelity simulations, aids and handy tools that can be implemented in the clerkship. It is a fast-paced and fun learning environment, and well worth attending. This school is held prior to the APGO Faculty Development Seminar and requires separate registration. Sign up today!

Click here for the full agenda.

Exciting news! We are under $15,000 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!

#GivingTuesday is coming. Are you ready? For every dollar you give, APGO will match it up to $10,000! Keep an eye on our TwitterInstagram and Facebook pages for more information on how you can participate in the #GivingTuesday movement November 27 with APGO.

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.

Need help teaching APGO Medical Student Objective Educational Topic 24: Preterm Labor? Use the APGO module Management of Patients at Risk for Preterm Birth. 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. CME credit is available for this module. Take advantage of this free member benefit today!

Access APGO’s Educational Modules here.

Check out the newest educational modules:

  • Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis (new case studies, updated monograph and teaching slides, 2018)
  • Management of Patients with Vaginitis (new case studies, 2018)
  • Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (new case studies, monograph and teaching slides, updated 2018)

Visit the website for more information.

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

Cynthia DeTata, MD, presented the breakout session Using Trigger Videos to Expand the Student Perspective of the Clinical Learning Environment: Does it Improve the Student’s Perceived Experience? at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

Doctor DeTata shared how she created a dynamic way to teach student mistreatment in this month’s UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development interview.

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

The fourth educational supplement to Obstetrics & Gynecology is here! This online-only supplement is a collaborative effort between CREOG and APGO and features work presented at the 2018 CREOG and APGO Annual Meeting, Anchors Away: Navigating Your Course in Medical Education. This year’s supplement contains five full-length manuscripts, as well as selected abstracts from APGO Scholars, oral presentations and prize-winning posters.

Access the Green Journal Supplement today!

The 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting will be here before you know it! Keep an eye on the APGO website to stay on top of information about registration, hotel room blocks and more.

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 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.

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.