February 2018 ABC Advisor


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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 2017 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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  Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates:  

  1st- ABOG 2018 oral exam application now available online
  1st- Sub-specialty Case List due to ABOG
  6th - ABC's Oral Exam Webinar 1st series begins
  11th - ABC's FPMRS Oral Exam Webinar - Series 2 begins 
  14th - Happy Valentine's Day 
 - ABC's Oral Exam Webinar 2nd series begins
  22nd - AOBOG Written examination fee of $1,175 due
  28th - ABC at CREOG APGO Meeting - come visit us!
  1st - AOBOG October 2018 oral exam application now open   
  4th - ABC's FPMRS Oral Exam Webinar - Series 3 begins
  8th - ABC's Oral Exam Webinar begins.  Series 3 begins
  12th - 17th - AOBOG OCC exam at Pearson Vue centers
  13th - ABC's Oral Exam Webinar 3rd series begins
  15th - ABOG oral application and fee of $840 due

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Happy Valentine's Day
True Facts from WEAU News

  • One billon Valentine cards are exchanged each year
  • Women purchase the majority of gifts - 85%
  • 73% of flower sales are sold to men
  • The saying "to wear your heart on your sleeves" came from young men and women when they drew names from a bowl to find out who their Valentine might be. That name would be worn on their sleeve for one week so people would know how they feel.  



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