Medical Education: PROLOG: Keep Your Knowledge Developing with the Latest Edition

What is PROLOG? The acronym stands for Personal Review of Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and it was developed specifically as a personal study resource for practicing ob-gyns. It is one of the College’s key publications for learning and earning CME credits, and is a voluntary, strictly confidential, self-evaluation program for learners at all levels.The latest revised title, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 7th ed., is now available.

PROLOG boooksEach two-part publication includes an assessment book containing educational objectives, multiple-choice questions, and an answer sheet with return envelope. It also includes up-to-date practice information in the form of a critique book containing a discussion, or critique, of each item in the assessment book and a rationale for correct and incorrect answers.

Participants can work through the book at their own pace, choosing to use PROLOG as a closed- or open-book assessment. If you choose to return  the answer book, which is voluntary, you can earn  25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for each unit.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 7th ed., covers more than 100 topics. The ob-gyn who completes this new edition will be able to:

  • Establish a differential diagnosis and screen with appropriate tests for specific gynecologic conditions
  • Determine the appropriate medical management for specific gynecologic conditions in adolescents and adult women
  • Identify appropriate surgical interventions for various gynecologic conditions and strategies to prevent and treat surgical complications
  • Apply concepts of anatomy, genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology to the understanding of diseases that affect women
  • Counsel women regarding treatment options and adjustment to crises that may alter their lifestyle
  • Apply professional medical ethics and the understanding of medical-legal issues relative to the practice of gynecology

Each title in the PROLOG series represents the efforts of a special task force of subject experts. The following colleagues served on the PROLOG task force for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 7th ed., and are responsible for bringing you this outstanding self-directed learning tool and reference guide.

  • Bruce R. Carr, MD, Dallas, Texas
  • Daniel R. Grow, MD, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Victor E. Beshay, MD, Dallas, Texas
  • Krystene B. DiPaola, MD, West Chester, Ohio
  • Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, MD, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD, Springfield, Illinois
  • Jennifer E. Mersereau, MD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Steven T. Nakajima, MD, Palo Alto, California
  • Beth J. Plante, MD, Reading, Massachusetts
  • Thomas M. Price, MD, Durham, North Carolina
  • John T. Queenan Jr., MD, Rochester, New York
  • Spencer S. Richlin, MD, Norwalk, Connecticut

All five titles in the PROLOG series cover key areas of the specialty:

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 7th ed.
  • Obstetrics, 7th ed.
  • Gynecology and Surgery, 7th ed.
  • Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care, 6th ed.
  • Patient Management in the Office, 6th ed.

PROLOG titles are reasonably priced at $120 for ACOG Junior Fellows, $150 for ACOG Fellows, and $180 for nonmembers. For more information, please visit

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998