June 2016 ABC Advisor

June 2016 Advisor


Written Exam Candidates 
One week before your exam: 

  • Mind your mind
  • Go to the Pearson-Vue testing center
  • Review your Test Topics Manual “yellow pages”
  • Daily written questions
  • No studying day before

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Most common health problems that effect women 
From Huffington Post 

Women have a higher prevalence than men when it comes to autoimmune diseases.  Estrogen may play a role in these issues according to executive director, Virginia Ladd of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. She lists the top seven:  

  1. Multiple Sclerosis - 2-3 more times for women than men
  2. Lupus
  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  4. Depression - Twice as common
  5. Celiac Disease - 60-70% of women over men are diagnosed 
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Sexually Transmitted Infections 

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Case List Tip
For sub specialists preparing for their general boards

If you have not already done so, absolutely prioritize entering your off-specialty and office list. These will require more thought since they are out of your comfort zone. Don’t go nuts on your specialty case list – remember you’re sitting for your general boards. Also, don’t think your specialty will be obvious and somehow cut you some slack. The examiners receive only their section. So for example, if you’re a GYN ONC, your OB examiners receive only your OB case list, so your list won’t be flashing neon lights announcing that you’re an oncologist. Assume nothing and prepare for everything.

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       Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates:    

  •    June:  
  •    1st - Taking submissions for ABC's Comprehensive Case    List Review
  •    3rd - Last day to reserve your seat at Pearson VUE          testing centers
  •    19th - Father's Day
  •    27th - AOBOG 2016 fall oral exam application deadline. Fee $3,275
  •    27th - ABOG Written Exam at Pearson VUE testing centers

Oral Exam Workshop 
September 13 and November 15 

In this workshop we will completely dissect the components of the exam, so you will know exactly what to expect.  You will learn how to see your case list from the examiner’s perspective and review the strategy to nail the structured cases. 

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Faculty Feature - Case List Reviewer
Zena Homan, MD, FACOG

After a career as a Registered Dietitian for WIC and the public school system, Dr. Homan felt she could make more of a difference as a physician and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Illinois. She is one of our best case list reviewers and knows how to make yours is flawless.  Watch Dr. Das' video on "Creating a WOW Case List."

"Dr. Homan was wonderful, very professional and very helpful."

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