March 2017 ABC Advisor



Test Taking Skills Workshop 
April 20 - Charlotte, NC

Martin and Jane Jolley present an amazing 4 hr workshop to help you hone your test taking skills.  This workshop will help you identify possible error patterns in your processing of questions as well as help you develop a logical, systematic and thoughtful method for answering questions in a timely fashion. $400

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St. Patrick's Day
Interesting facts 

  • St. Patrick was actually associated with the color blue not green.  Instead, the Irish independence movement during the 18th century is attributed to the color.
  • St. Patrick was British not Irish and of Roman descent
  • New York and Chicago celebrate big!  New York City has one of the biggest walking parades, over 250,000 participants and since 1962, Chicago celebrates by dumping green dye into the Chicago River.  
  • The traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage has nothing to do with corn.  Instead in the process of curing beef, large grains of salt is used also known as "corns."

Test Taking Technique:
By Dr. Krishna Das, ABC course director 

ABOG set a precedent in 2010 exam by not relinquishing the board exam scores, so candidates received only a pass or fail grade. Thus, the only parameter to gauge or predict Board exam performance is the CREOG in-service-training exam. This month, you received your CREOG results. Don’t cry over spilled milk; rather let’s add some yummy cookies. This report has two pieces of helpful information. One is your raw score. In the past there was little incentive to correlate board and CREOG performance, so there are only a few studies. However, we believe a score of 200 or more predicts passing your boards. If you didn’t’ score this minimum of 200, you must get crackin’.

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Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates:  

  1st - AOBOG October 2017 oral exam application now available online. Fee $3,275
  2nd-5th - 2017 CREOG APGO Annual Meeting
  6th-11th - OCC exam at local Pearson Vue Centers
  8th-10th - ABC at CREOG APGO Meeting - come visit us!
  15th - ABOG oral application and fee of $840 due within late   fee added 
  16th - 3rd series Oral Exam Webinar begins  

  3rd-6th - Subspecialists oral board exam - Dallas, TX
  18th - ABC's Case List Workshop - Charlotte, NC
  19-23rd - ABC's 5 day review course - Charlotte, NC 
  20th - Jolleys Test Taking Skills Workshop - Charlotte, NC
  17th-22nd - AOBOG Written Exam at Pearson Vue Centers    
  21st-22nd - AOBOG Oral Exam - Chicago, IL
  26th-28th - ABC at ACOOG Conference - come visit us!                                   

Written Exam Online Review Course
A fresh approach for board exam prep

  • Strategy videos help you design a study plan ranging in length from 1 to 10 weeks.
  • Lecture topics, coinciding with Dr. Das’ strategy, will be introduced weekly and will remain open until your exam date
  • Pre-lecture questions are designed to assess your fund of knowledge
  • Post lecture quizzes are designed to assess your comprehension and identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstration of evidence-based CQRPE written question methodology
  • Ask questions of our faculty and receive personal answers
  • Network with your colleagues via a discussion forum
  • Supplemental videos on written exam tips, test taking methodology, study strategy, adult learners and more
  • Course opens April 6th

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Pearson Vue Test Centers

OCC Exam Preparation
Exam week: March 6-11, 2017

The examination is now offered at Pearson Vue Centers around the country. This is not an exam to walk into unprepared. The breakdown of the OCC exam is as follows:    

General Obstetrics                            25%
Maternal Fetal Medicine                    10% 
Gynecology (office and surgery)         40% 
Reproductive Endocrinology               10%

Gynecologic Oncology                        10%
Miscellaneous                                     5%

Our Written Question Manuals - cover a broad range of questions applicable to your exam

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AOBOG Guidance
Written & Oral exam

Preparing for your AOBOG exam this April? A couple of top sellers to ensure you are ready for the big day:



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