June 2018 ABC Advisor

Good Luck Written Exam Candidates!


Written Exam Candidates 
One week before your exam: 

  • Mind your mind
  • Go to the Pearson-Vue testing center
  • Review your Test Topics Manual “yellow pages”
  • Daily written questions
  • No studying day before


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Most common health problems that affect women 
From Huffington Post 

Women have a higher prevalence than men when it comes to autoimmune diseases.  Estrogen may play a role in these issues according to executive director, Virginia Ladd of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. She lists the top seven:  

  1. Multiple Sclerosis - 2-3 more times for women than men

  2. Lupus

  3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  4. Depression - Twice as common

  5. Celiac Disease - 60-70% of women over men are diagnosed 

  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  7. Sexually Transmitted Infections 

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Case List Tip
For subspecialists preparing for their general boards

If you have not already done so, absolutely prioritize entering your off-specialty and office list. These will require more thought since they are out of your comfort zone. Don’t go nuts on your specialty case list – remember you’re sitting for your general boards. Also, don’t think your specialty will be obvious and somehow cut you some slack. The examiners receive only their section. So for example, if you’re a GYN ONC, your OB examiners receive only your OB case list, so your list won’t be flashing neon lights announcing that you’re an oncologist. Assume nothing and prepare for everything.

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       Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates:    

1st - Taking submissions for ABC's Comprehensive Case List Review
3rd - Last day to reserve your seat at Pearson VUE testing centers
17th - Happy Father's Day
25th - ABOG Written Exam at Pearson VUE testing centers - Best Wishes!

Case List Construction Course
Just released and available Online! 

In this online course, you will learn how to construct your case list by breaking down the process.  Each category has a practical application with examples and guidance from Dr. Das.  Over 5 hrs of video containing group exercises, lectures, case list insight, and templates.  Includes manual - $325

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Faculty Feature - Case List Reviewer
Michelle Tucker, MD, FACOG

Dr. Tucker completed her BS in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. She then went to medical school at the University of North Carolina, where she received an award for highest CREOG scores, as well as for outstanding student teacher. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Greenville Hospital Systems and is board certified in OB/GYN. She is a Clinical Associate Professor for the Columbia School of Medicine.

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