May 2018 ABC Advisor


Written Exam Candidates 
Dr. Das' Test Taking Technique: 

You probably intuitively knew this, but studies confirm that students usually miss the questions they spent the most time on. Compare this to the lead runner. Turning to look back to see where the other runners are will just slow him down. Thus, we recommend you proceed methodically, deliberately and purposefully answering FIRST those questions for which you clearly know the answer

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Management of Adnexal Masses 
From Dr. Destin Black, ABC oncology lecturer

Adnexal masses often present both diagnostic and management dilemmas —
Need to determine:  

  • Malignant vs. benign
  • Surgery vs. conservation     

ACOG Practice Bulletin #174, reaffirmed 2017

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Case List Construction Tip
By author Krishna Das, MD

Formatting is the most powerful tool to raise your case list head and shoulders above the others; especially in strategically pulling the examiner to cases YOU want to talk about.
Regardless of your case list software, simply putting words in ITALICS, BOLD, CAPITAL LETTERS, and Underline can make all the difference. 

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 Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates:    

  1-2 - Royal Canadian Written exam
  13th - Happy Mother's Day
  23rd - Canadian Royal College OSCE exam, Ottawa, CA 

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

Practice with Free Written Questions 
Test your knowledge

We are here with you every step!  ABC's Advisor blog will post written questions over the next several months. Try this question which comes from one of our Written Question Manuals:

 Which ovarian tumor could lead to endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia?

A.     Brenner tumor
B.     Dysgerminoma
C.     Endometrial sinus
D.     Granulosa cell
E.     Immature teratoma

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Faculty Feature
Destin Black, MD

Dr. Black graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. at Wake Forest.  She then completed medical school and residency at Louisiana State University.  She left the comfort of her Southern roots temporarily and traveled north to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for her GYN Oncology fellowship.  She returned to her beloved Shreveport where she is Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU.

"Very dynamic speaker, best oncologist lecturer I have heard.  Loved her!"

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