September 2019 Advisor

6 day Review Course for ABOG Oral Exam Candidates

September 17-22 - Charlotte, NC

Our review course is filled with focused didactic sessions on OB, REI, Primary Care, Oncology, GYN/Office & FPM.

Afternoon small groups will use an oral exam format to implement and integrate the topics reviewed in the morning session. The faculty facilitated structured cases and sessions on application to your case list will provide opportunities for you to verbalize the answers as you would in the actual exam. Taking a different exam? Our 5-day course is applicable for you too!

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High Yield Oral Exam Topic

Offering a Free eBook

This month's oral defense tip topic is Oncology: GI Tract Injuries eBook.

ABC is with you every step...

Oncology eBook


Your Oral Exam Homework

Practice makes perfect. This is an oral exam. You can study more, but if you can't persuasively articulate then all that work is for naught. Just reach out and touch, as in the phone. The number of private mock orals is limited only by your stamina.

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Top Pregnancy Workout Apps

Physicians have a great deal of influence on their patients particularly when it comes to adapting to healthy behavior. Counseling your pregnant patients on the benefits of exercise which include controlling weight, lessening of leg cramps & back pain and preparing them for easier delivery. If your patient is new to exercise you might suggest they download an app as a guide. Top three APP recommendations:

  1. Pregnancy Exercise: Weekly Workout
  2. Kegel Trainer
  3. Sculpt My Pregnancy

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Upcoming Deadlines, Events, Dates: 


1st - AOBOG spring 2020 primary oral & subspecialty oral exam application available

1st - 30th - ABOG Subspecialty Certifying exam fee due

2nd - AOBOG applications due for 2019 fall Primary written exam

15th - Deadline to submit FPMRS & MFM thesis manuscripts for review by Dr. Adelowo and Dr. Martin.

16th - AOBOG late application deadline for 2019 Primary Written exam

17th - ABOG Subspecialty Qualify exam application available online

17th - ABC Oral exam workshop

18th - 22th - ABC Review Course, Charlotte, NC

20th 21st- AOBOG Primary Oral & Subspecialty Oral exams

23rd - 28th - AOBOG fall OCC exam

30th - ABOG Subspecialty Certifying exam thesis deadline 



12th - 18th - AOBOG fall Primary Written exam

18th -  Last day to apply for ABOG Subspecialty Qualifying exam without late fee


Faculty Feature

Melisa Holmes, MD

Dr. Holmes is a very accomplished board certified OB/GYN. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Arts. With a desire for medicine, she went on to complete medical school at the Medical School of Georgia and her residency at Virginia Commonwealth. She held joint appointments at the Medical University of South Carolina in OB/GYN and Pediatrics.

Dr. Holmes has received numerous awards in teaching, she received a national award by ACOG for patient education, was also named among the Best Doctors in America.

In 2003, she co-founded Girlology with a Pediatrician colleague. Girl-ology and now Guy-ology has become a national and international phenomenon, educating and empowering youth and their parents.

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