July 2019 ABC Advisor

Finish your Case List

It's your number ONE & ONLY priority

Ideally, try to revise your list twice, as the first draft is never satisfactory. Dr. Das' book, Pass Your Oral OB/GYN Board Exam is a great step-by-step guide. Stand back and examine your list as if you were the examiner and not the candidate. What kind of questions would you ask? We are now accepting case lists for review by our ABC faculty. Please contact Angela Hare at angela@americasboardreview.com for more information.


Calm your mind even in the midst of preparing for your upcoming exam

From Healthy Women Website

Studying for your Written, Oral, MOC or OCC exam is often a stressful time in life. Studies show that implementing a regular meditation can increase gray matter and volume in parts of your brain. The result is more cognition, memory, perspective and less stress. Recognizing that physicians have a limited amount of free time each day these three simple methods can have positive results.

  1. At bedtime try Yogic sleep or Yoga Nidra - there are free audio apps that you can play as you prepare for sleep.
  2. Walking Meditation - be present by noticing different areas in your body from your toes to the top of your head. This practice can help clear your mind and stay mindful in the moment.
  3. Colorful coloring - it's not just for children. Grad your colored pencils & pay attention to your breath. Combining the two can have a calming effect.

Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates: 

1st - 2020 ABOG Oral Exam Candidates - start collecting cases

1st - ABC faculty conducting Comprehensive Case List Reviews through August

1st - Canada Day

4th - Celebrate our Country's Independence!

12th - ABOG oral candidates will be notified to submit case lists, photograph and exam fee

1st - ABOG last day for receipt of case list, photo and exam fee without penalty

12th - AOBOG applications due for fall 2019 OCC exam

15th - ABOG final case list submission and/or exam fee

26th - AOBOG late application deadline for fall 2019 OCC exam   


Are you preparing to take your Oral Exam in 2020?

Dr. Das' fast track advice

If you are fast-tracking for the 2020 oral exam, you will begin collecting your cases JULY 1. Even though you cannot apply for the exam until February 2020, if you wait that long to start collecting your cases, you're already SEVEN months behind - BIG MISTAKE!

September Interactive Oral Board Review Course

This is the month that you will hear which test month you have been assigned. Our Interactive Review Course is perfectly timed to help prepare you for your exam. You have the option of coming to our September or November course.

Faculty Feature - Melissa Russo, MD

Dr. Russo is a board-certified OB/GYN, MFM, and genetics specialist. With her focus on genetics, she and ABC MFM Course Director Dr. Stephanie Martin, are joining forces to develop some online genetics lectures that are key to the MFM oral exam.

Help us welcome Dr. Russo to the ABC Family.


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