January 2020 Subspecialty News

MFM 2020 ORAL Exam Candidates

Happy New Year, MFM oral exam candidates! It is 2020 and time to keep up the pace of your study plan. Your case list is due to ABOG on February 3rd, which happens to be the first day of the SMFM Annual Meeting so plan ahead! You’ve come too far to have this all go wrong just because of timing! Note: Paper Case List is NOT Acceptable. Don’t forget, there will be an opportunity for face to face mock orals during the SMFM Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX; it’s February 3rd – 8th.  Don’t let procrastination on studying get the best of you. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions a consistent plan for studying and reading to prepare for April. We have got three more products to assist you in your exam preparation.  Dr. Stephanie Martin just completed the 3rd set of MFM Structured Cases, so you can now practice with another set of 18 or buy all three sets (54 cases) and save.  Now taking preorders for the new MFM FAQ Manual, this manual provides a checklist approach to your MFM oral exam. The line of questioning for both the case list and structured cases is very predictable. These Frequently Asked Questions are organized by topic. This is a great tool to guide or cross-reference your studying. Finally, our 12 session MFM Oral Exam Webinar starts in mid-February, perfect timing to practice your articulation with our faculty.  Each session will be case-based with plenty of opportunities to defend your own cases.  Don't be taken by surprise on your exam!  You’ve got this! 

FPMRS 2020 ORAL Exam Candidates

Happy New Year! We are kicking off the new year with our 12-session Oral Exam Webinar for FPMRS oral exam candidates.  The first session starts Thursday, Feb 20th  with Dr. Adelowo reviewing POP structured cases on surgical materials and mesh complications. Dr. Adelowo is our FPMRS Course director. He is also the Director of FPMRS at Reliant Medical Group and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts medical school.   Remember your case list is due to ABOG on February 1st. Case list submission recently changed to an online electronic format. You will now need to use the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery case list form which you can access on your ABOG personal page.  Your case list must be in the proper format and with the required number of cases.  Note: Paper Case List is NOT Acceptable.  You’ve come too far to have this all go wrong just because of timing! We have FPM faculty on hand to review your case list.  They will review it with a keen eye and point out strengths and weaknesses like repetitive language, inconsistencies, or lack of detail that you may fail to recognize since you’re likely working on a document that has been revised multiple times by this point. You will then have a one-on-one phone consult to review the highlights. Don’t pass up on this opportunity. Having a well-constructed full proof case list is a critical part of your exam success.


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