Medical Education: Meet Your Exam Prep Needs with the New Edition of PROLOG ‘Gynecologic Oncology’

The latest edition of the popular PROLOG (Personal Review of Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology) series is now available for your study and exam prep needs. The recently released Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care, Seventh Edition provides updated data, techniques, and best practice recommendations since the sixth edition was published in 2011.

Take advantage of this updated title to keep your knowledge progressing and earn CME.

Upon completion of this title, users should be able to:

  • Determine appropriate screening tests for various malignancies
  • Analyze the pathophysiology and evaluate the histopathology of various malignancies
  • Associate symptoms with early onset of specific malignancies and determine appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Indentify physical and surgical findings related to specific stages of malignant disease
  • Determine appropriate surgical and nonsurgical management for various types of cancer and identify common complications
  • Determine approaches for preoperative assessment and select surgical techniques for gynecologic disorders
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, wound management, and appropriate surgical techniques

One of the more popular ACOG publications, PROLOG was developed specifically as a personal study resource for the practicing obstetrician-gynecologist. PROLOG is a voluntary, strictly confidential, self-evaluation program.

PROLOG contains two parts:

  • The Assessment Book contains educational objectives for the unit, multiple-choice questions, and an answer sheet with a return mailing envelope. Participants can choose to work through the book at their own pace, choosing it as a closed-or open-book assessment, and voluntary return of the answer sheet for scoring

  • The Critique Book reviews the objectives and items in the Assessment Book, and contains a discussion, or critique, of each item, as well as rationale for correct and incorrect answers

The College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The College designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM or up to a maximum of 25 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. This credit is valid for up to five years, until the publication of the next edition.

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 Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care:

Linda Van Le, MD – Co-Chair, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jason D. Wright, MD – Co-Chair, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Leslie DeMars, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Linda R. Duska, MD, University of Virginia
Kenneth Kim, MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
David M. Kushner, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Michael McHale, MD, Moores Cancer Center
Tashanna Myers, MD, Baystate Medical Center
Ritu Salani, MD, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University
Cyril Spann, MD, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Deanna Teoh, MD, University of Minnesota Medical Center

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

PROLOG titles are reasonably priced at $120 for ACOG Junior Fellows, $150 for ACOG Fellows. Non-members pay $180.

In May, look for an entirely new title in the PROLOG series. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) will cover the following topics:

  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Medical management
  • Physiology
  • Surgical management
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Counseling
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Office procedures

All PROLOG editions are available for purchase at this link:

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