UMEC Column: Whatever the Challenge, APGO Has You Covered

By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, Susan A. Bliss, MD, and the 2016 – 2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

APGO has many online resources to assist ob-gyn educators with faculty development, curricular development and implementation needs. Some examples are included below:

The Effective Preceptor Series and companion videos are designed to provide on-demand CME faculty development to enhance teaching effectiveness and engage university and community-based educators, as well as provide an ideal solution to enhancing residents-as-teachers programming.

The APGO Teaching Tip series, offers tips in a variety of topics to help medical educators in their teaching endeavors.

There are versions of the Medical Student Educational Objectives for both faculty and students, and there are even videos! This resource can assist with the development of obstetrics and gynecology clinical clerkship curricula. Osteopathic objectives related to women’s health are included. The curriculum content can be expanded or modified for institutions with longer or shorter clerkships. Additionally, the objectives can be mapped to APGO Electronic Resources and Hot Topics, such as advocacy, pharmacology, global health, ethics and more.

The Basic Clinical Skills Curriculum Teaching Modules offer a complete guide for teaching basic clinical and surgical skills to third-year ob-gyn medical students. The modules are intended to be comprehensive, covering a full range of required clinical and surgical skills. These modules may also be useful for educators as resources for curriculum development.

The Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues is part of APGO’s continuing commitment to expand the body of knowledge to educators, and preventive and primary health care providers. The online modules in the series include monograph and lecture presentations, case studies, downloadable PowerPoint slides with complete notes and references, and self-running presentations with audio and video components.

So whatever your medical education needs, APGO can help! Visit for even more resources.