May 2019 Advisor

Written Exam Candidates 

Dr. Das' Test Taking Techniques: 

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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Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia 

The purpose is to review medical options for analgesia during labor and anesthesia for surgical procedures that are common at the time of delivery.    

ACOG Practice Bulletin #209, February 2019

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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:     


April 29th - May 4th - AOBOG Written Exam

April 30th - May 1st - Royal Canadian Written exam

12th - Happy Mother's Day
15th - Final application deadline for ABOG Specialty Certification Exam

18th - Armed Forces Day

20th - Victoria Day (Can)

27th - Memorial Day

28th - Applications due for AOBOG fall 2019 Sub Specialty Oral Exam

30th - 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
14th - Flag Day
17th - Applications due for AOBOG fall 2019 Primary Oral exam
21st - First day of summer
21st - ABOG Subspecialty Written Exam
24th - 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

Erin Crane, MD

Dr. Crane obtained a BA in Biology at Colgate University. She then went to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University where she was awarded membership in the Gold Humanism Society and AOA. She completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Virginia Health System. She went further south to complete her GYN Oncology fellowship at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is double board certified in OB/GYN & GYN Oncology.
She currently maintains a very busy patient-centered practice at CMC in Charlotte, NC, but also takes part in research. Dr. Crane runs the phase II/III clinical trials within our division and is also the head of the 4th year Ob/Gyn Medical Student Clerkship. She chose gynecologic oncology for many reasons: First, she loves being in the operating room. Gynecologic Oncology surgeries are exciting, challenging, and require a complex skill set. Next, cancer biology and the field of oncology are fascinating, with rapidly-evolving research and new targeted therapies emerging every week. And lastly, but perhaps most importantly, are the relationships she forms with patients. While many find the field of oncology depressing, it represents a very important time in patients’ lives, one during which we can have a huge impact on the quality of life, even if the quantity is limited.
In her free time, she is a mom of 2 beautiful girls. Dr. Crane believes it is important to show young girls that you can be a strong successful woman that can balance work and home life.

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