Advocacy Modules

The CREOG Education Committee (March 2015*) is pleased to provide the following Advocacy Educational Modules for Ob-Gyn Residency Programs as a resource for curriculum incorporation and residency education in Advocacy (CREOG Educational Objectives, 10th edition, Unit 1 General Considerations, Systems-Based Practice).  These educational modules include a User's Guide, which describe how each module might be utilized, depending on time and facilitator availability.  The modules offer varying levels of engagement, ranging from individual resident self-study activities to longitudinal exercises best paired with faculty participation and group reflection.

"Advocacy" as an Educational Objective was introduced in the 10th edition of the CREOG Educational Objectives (2012).  However, more than merely "legislative advocacy," the Educational Objective delineates advocacy for the patient, women's health, and the profession of obstetrics and gynecology.  Recognizing the passion for advocacy activities embraced by the ACOG Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council (JFCAC)-winners of PACwars, contributors to record-breaking attendances at the ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC), creators of JFIT projects around the country-the CREOG Educational Committee offered to partner with this highly motivated group to create useful Advocacy educational tools for Ob-Gyn Residency Programs and their residents.  The JFCAC accepted the challenge, and the modules here are the result of their hard work, with the guidance of CREOG Education Committee members Leah A. Kaufman MD and May Hsieh Blanchard MD.  We hope you will find them to be useful. (March 26, 2015)

User's Guide

List of Contributors
*The CREOG Education Committee (2014-2015):
 May Hsieh Blanchard, MD (Chair) Randal D. Robinson, MD (Vice-chair) Karen E. Adams, MD Erika H. Banks, MD Maureen E. Farrell, MD Leah A. Kaufman, MD Jennifer M. Keller, MD Michael T. McHale, MD Amanda B. Murchison, MD Elaine H. Stickrath, MD Erica E. Taylor, MD  Ex-Officio: Tony Ogburn, MD, CREOG Council Chair; Mark B. Woodland, MS, MD, CREOG Council Vice-Chair; Patrice M. Weiss, MD, CREOG Program Chair; Rebecca P. McAlister, MD, CREOG School Chair

JFCAC Legislative Work Group (2014-2015), ACOG District

Additional Resources

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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