June 2021 Sub Specialty News

FPMRS 2021 Qualifying (Written) Examination Candidates

June is here and your qualifying exam is around the corner (June 25, 2021). With your approval from the boards, by now you should have scheduled your examination with Pearson VUE to guarantee a spot on your examination day.  As you are in the process of rounding up your fellowship responsibilities and planning graduation, do not forget the importance of this critical step in your subspecialty board certification. The examination will be a computer-based structure in the form of multiple-choice questions with single best answer.  Test your knowledge and understanding of topics as outlined in the published Guide to Learning in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.  You should have an in-depth familiarity with the topics in this document. Practice Questions………. Practice Questions…………… We have put together a great high yield question bank which you can access through the link to ouWritten Q-Bank for FPMRS. We have over 600 FPMRS written questions.

Some other examination day logistics to keep in mind –

  • Duration of Examination – 3 hours and 45 minutes (you are allowed to leave the examination if you finish earlier than the allotted time)

  • Two forms of Identification needed for admittance to the examination

  • Use of personal electronic devices are prohibited during the examination time

  • Candidates can take unscheduled breaks not exceeding 10 minute during the examination

  • Candidates who are lactating may request a 30 minute break and extension of their examination (provided they have already notified ABOG of their request for this provision by now (90 days before the exam))

FPMRS 2022 Certifying (ORAL) Exam Candidates

Application is now open online for registration. The final day for the application for the 2022 Certifying examination is July 30, 2021. You will need to complete the required verification of hospital privileges form at the time of your application which you will need to email or faxed to the Board office. Candidates will receive an email confirmation once the application is approved by the ABOG.

You should be familiarizing yourself with the case list entry system at this time and start working on entering your cases. The earlier you start this process, the better. Enter cases as you go from now through the deadline. You can also start having sections of your case lists reviewed by colleagues and mentors.

We are ready to get you prepared for this examination…..Register now for our November FPMRS Review Course in Charlotte, NC Nov 19-21, 2021.

MFM 2022 Certifying (ORAL) Exam Candidates

Can you believe that you’re less than a year away from taking the MFM oral exam? You’re entering the last leg of a marathon, and this part of the race sets the stage for everything that comes next. By now you should have applied and paid the fee for the exam but if you haven’t, don’t worry – you can still apply up until July 30, 2021. This year ABOG is waiving late fees due to COVID-19.  Make sure to set some extra money aside, there’s a second fee due in September.

The next big deadline coming up is for turning in your thesis. You should send your thesis around to your co-authors and mentors for feedback, or to anyone else you trust for advice on this topic. Our ABC faculty can also do a thesis review before you submit to be sure it is exam ready. Remember to check the ABOG Bulletin for the formatting requirements. One detail that can be hard to come by is the thesis affidavit, which is a document that your fellowship program director has to sign. Remember that summer is a popular vacation time, so ask early and you will be ready to go! The thesis deadline is September 30th.

REI 2022 ORAL Exam Candidates

By now you should have applied and paid the application fee for your exam. If you have not, the deadline to apply for the 2022 is July 30, 2021.

The next deadline coming your way is your thesis submission. This deadline is Sept. 30th. You should send your thesis to your co-authors and mentors for feedback.  ABC faculty comprised of epidemiologists and clinicians are available to review your thesis prior to submission. Remember to check the ABOG Bulletin for the formatting requirements prior to thesis submission.

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