December 2019 Advisor

Now Scheduling January Dallas Mock Orals

Quinn Peeper, MD, FACOG

Dr. Peeper to provide one on one mock oral in Dallas.

January ABOG oral exam candidates have now received their exact exam day and time. Take advantage of ABC's Do or Die in Dallas sessions. These private mock orals can be on your case list or structured case portion of the test. Each one-on-one 55 minute sessions are available on a first come first served basis. Contact Kelly Friesen in our office for more information.

Contact ABC to schedule yours today.

FPMRS Oral Exam Webinar

Begins in February

ABC fills the information gap identified by FPMRS subspecialists frustrated with a deficiency in their oral exam prep. ABC's course director Dr. Amos Adelowo has put together a dynamic team to help you prepare and pass your subspecialty exam.

  • Twelve 1-hour high yield webcasts
  • Attend live for one or all sessions or learn on your own time by accessing the archives.
  • Structured cases are sprinkled throughout so you immediately apply your knowledge.

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Oral Exam Tip

Oral Exam Strategy

Just remember 70%. That's all you need to pass the exam, nor will you likely get 100% of the question correct. The questions will come at you in rapid fire succession. Often the examiner will push you until you finally don't know the answer. Don't misinterpret this as failing the question. On the contrary, you probably passed it long before, but the examiner may simply want to explore the depth of your knowledge or at least reassure himself that you will acknowledge your limitations.

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Season's Greetings

From everyone at ABC!

Wishing you the joy of family, the happiness of friends, and the love of the holiday season. 

Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates: 


2nd - 5th - AOBG Certifying Oral Exam
6th - AOBOG spring 2020 subspecialty oral exam applications due
13th - AOBOG spring 2020 written exam applications available
16th - ABOG MOC Assignment due
18th - Final application deadline for 2020 ABOG primary qualifying exam
18th - Final application deadline for 2020 ABOG subspecialty qualifying exam


13th - 16th - AOBG Certifying Oral Exam
20th - AOBOG applications due for spring 2020 primary oral exam
27th - AOBOG late application deadline for spring 2020 primary oral

Case List Tip

For FPMRS subspecialists

Here are some tips for creating an easy to navigate case list for you and the examiners.

  1. Be consistent: if you list that you did a mid-urethral sling, specify that for every case that you did. Adding detail such as the type of sling is fine if you are comfortable defending your choice in a clinical way, but if defending sling type is anxiety-provoking, it is best to leave the details off.
  2. Be organized: the guidelines for case list creation are quite vague for FPMRS and this can be nerve-racking. Organize your surgical cases by chief complaint categories: prolapse, incontinence, pain, other topics. Be consistent in your descriptions of chief complaint, therapy initiated, and outcomes. For office cases, organize them by category as well and ensure that you are able to defend things that may not be exactly by the book. 

More next month....

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