February 2016 ABC Advisor



  • Test Topics Manual
  • Handouts
  • Oral Defense Tips 

5 day Review Course
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ABC offers an exam-focused and stream-lined review in accordance with the latest ACOG standards all in just five days. Focus on the latest high yield topics for your exam, as well as clinical pearls for your everyday practice. 

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Test Taking Technique
ABOG and AOBOG Written Candidates

You pretty much have to know everything about OB/GYN. However, for you “lists folk,” both of the boards give a breakdown of the categories.
You ABOG folk go to the 2016 Bulletin via abog.org for a list of topics covered on the exam. They break it down by OB, GYN, Office Practice/Preventative/Primary Care, and Cross Content areas. Although the examples in parentheses are not meant to be all-inclusive, you would be a fool to not know them.      
You AOBOG folk go to aobog.org and click on “For a list of study topics”.  Yours are broken down into GYN, GYN ONC, REI, OB, MFM. Notice you don’t have Cross Content topics.


Case List Construction Tip:
By Dr. Krishna Das, ABC course director 

A patient can only be counted ONCE on your case list, but how do you enter her if she had more than one surgery or hospitalization in the same year of collections? ABOG does not give you any guidance. We recommend that you list her once, but separate the two cases by a full blank space or line. For example, let’s say you did an endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding in July. However, 9 months later, she is still plagued with AUB and you perform a hysterectomy 

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