The Executive Desk: New in October

Hal C. Lawrence III, MD, Executive Vice President and CEO

Welcome to the October issue of ACOG Rounds, your monthly member e-newsletter. In this issue we are pleased to make you aware of some exciting new services that will enrich your membership experience. 

But first—we need your help.     

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We are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative CME program called CMECases developed in partnership with CaseNetwork.  This new program consists of a series of simulated patient encounters that will help you sharpen your patient skills in areas of interest such as gynecology, obstetrics, urogynecology, maternal fetal medicine and more. Read about how you can take advantage of this educational tool and earn CME in "New! Earn CME Credit with CMECases."

I’m equally pleased to announce that ACOG’s mentorship program, which was capably piloted by District VI, has now gone national and is open to all members! This program works to connect more experienced ob-gyns with younger physicians including those new to the practice and place them in a mutually beneficial relationship.  See how you can get involved as either a mentor or mentee in "Connect Professionally and Personally through Mentorship".

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll enjoy an important article on "How to Price Your Medical Practice." Whether you’re interested in a sale or a consolidation, are thinking about retiring, or plan to bring in a new partner, you’ll need to calculate the value of your practice. This article provides five helpful steps to consider. 

Other interesting articles I highly recommend include:

And, as always, ACOG Rounds is your go-to source to review all the latest clinical practice guidance documents released in September and October that will keep you practicing at peak efficiency.

Thank you for all you do for the profession. Please enjoy this issue of ACOG Rounds.

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