September 2018 e-Bulletin

Have you joined the new APGO Alumni Society yet? We have created this society to keep APGO leaders and Scholar 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 further your life-long friendships, advance the careers of APGO members and help shape what the Alumni Society can become through the soon-to-be created Alumni Society leadership. These 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.

Registration is open for the 2019 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. 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!

Don’t forget about the additional events taking place during the meeting, including Clerkship Directors’ School, 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!

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.

New this month: The NVP Module has been updated! There are new interactive case studies, as well as an updated monograph and teaching slides, and includes the most recent guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. The free APGO mobile app, Managing NVP, will also be updated with the new material soon. Take advantage of this free member benefit today!

Access APGO’s Educational Modules here.

For a limited time, the NVP Module, along with Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis and Management of Patients with Vaginitis, is available to non-members. Visit the website for more information on APGO’s Promo Modules.

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

Bethany Skinner, MD, presented the breakout session Beyond the Bootcamp: Enhancing Senior Medical Student Education with Creative Curricula at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

Doctor Skinner discussed innovative solutions to optimize career development for fourth year medical students and more 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 will be available soon! 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 abstracts from APGO Scholars, oral presentations and prize-winning posters.

Keep an eye on your inbox for more information and a link to the supplement!


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.

John Dalrymple, MD, who has held many leadership roles within APGO and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Corporate Liaison Council, has been named Associate Dean for Medical Education Quality Improvement at Harvard Medical School.

Please join APGO in congratulating Doctor Dalrymple!

Do you have news about an APGO member? Send us an email, and we’ll share it in the e-Bulletin!

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.