January 2023 Subspecialty News

ABOG MFM 2023 ORAL Exam Candidates

Happy New Year, MFM oral exam candidates! It is 2023 and time to keep up the pace of your study plan. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to come up with a consistent plan for studying and reading to prepare for the exam. If you couldn’t participate in the 2022 MFM review course in December, no problem! The MFM Review Course Recordings are available for purchase up until your 2023 exam. Our MFM FAQ Manual provides you with an interactive study tool to prepare for questions you may be asked during your MFM oral exam. 
Finally, our MFM Oral Exam Webinar starts in January, perfect timing to practice explaining concepts and reviewing cases with our faculty.  Each session will be case-heavy with plenty of opportunities to articulate answers.  Don't be taken by surprise on your exam!  You’ve got this! 

Test-Taking Technique:   
Oral Exam FAQs can spoon-feed you questions similar to those most frequently asked by your examiners.  Questions are organized by topic for 1) Genetics/Fetal Disorders/Fetal Anomalies, 2) Obstetrical and Surgical Complications and 3) Medical Complications of Pregnancy. This is a great tool to guide or cross-reference your studying.

FPMRS 2023 ORAL Exam Candidates

We are kicking off the new year with our 12-session Oral Exam Webinar for FPMRS oral exam candidates. The first session starts Sunday, January 29th with Dr. Adelowo, ABC’s FPMRS course director, reviewing POP structured cases on surgical materials and mesh complications. You will now need to use the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery case list form which you can access on your ABOG personal page. Your case list must be in the proper format and with the required number of cases.  Note: Paper Case List is NOT Acceptable. You’ve come too far to have this all go wrong just because of timing! We have FPM faculty on hand to review your case list.  They will review it with a keen eye and point out strengths and weaknesses like repetitive language, inconsistencies, or lack of detail that you may fail to recognize since you’re likely working on a document that has been revised multiple times by this point. You will then have the opportunity for a one-on-one phone consult to review the highlights. Don’t pass up on this opportunity. Having a well-constructed full proof case list is a critical part of your exam success. 

Test-Taking Technique: 
Utilize our Structured Cases as they cover a broad range of FPM topics and simulate this portion of your exam. Test your knowledge and identify areas to focus on so you are adequately prepared on exam day. This online home study product allows anyone to act as your examiner and helps you articulate out loud.

REI 2023 ORAL Exam Candidates

May the year 2023 be an extraordinary one! It is time to get serious with your oral exam prep and finalize your case lists. If you were unable to attend the REI Oral Board Review Course in December, the REI Review Course Recordings are available for purchase on our website.  They will be available for your review until the REI certifying exam.  
We are kicking off the new year with our 12-session Oral Exam Webinar for REI oral exam candidates. The webinar series will begin Sunday, January 29th, and will provide a forum to practice articulating your responses with our faculty.  The format of the webinars will be primarily structured cases designed to simulate your actual oral exam.  You will have the opportunity to interact with the presenter live as you review the cases and provide your responses. 

Test-Taking Technique:   
Looking for references as you prepare for your REI board exam?  ASRM has all kinds of documents, each with its purpose and methodology.  More info.

In addition, we designed our ASRM Committee Opinion Cliff Notes to save you time and effort by providing a concise review of the most relevant Committee Opinion publications.

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