Medical Education: CREOG & APGO Hold Successful 2017 Annual Meeting

In March, the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) held their Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida for over 1,200 ob-gyn educators. The agenda was packed with opportunities to develop attendees’ leadership skills and expand their perspectives on women’s health education.

This year’s meeting, “Medical Education: Wizardry, Innovation and Magic,” focused on showcasing skills and techniques to mentor colleagues, residents, and learners in the areas of teaching and research. Attendees learned how to utilize new skills to recognize and manage burnout, while fostering a learning environment of wellness within their program. They also looked at new ways to develop and enhance the increasing role of community-based physicians.

CREOG & APGO were thrilled to have Sanjeev Arora, MD, Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) director, as the Wednesday plenary speaker. He discussed how technology is used to leverage scarce health care resources and how specialists at academic medical centers can better attend to the most complex, high-risk patients using the ECHO model.

The 2017 Warren H. Pearse, MD, lecturer, John R. Potts III, MD, addressed the evolution of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour requirements that have since become effective in 2017.

New this year was Saturday’s “Transition to Residency: Education and Simulation” workshop, led by Atul Grover, MD, executive director of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Attendees learned about tools to improve the transition to residency process for programs, schools, and students.

CREOG & APGO also held their first joint fundraiser at the meeting. Attendees showed their support and passion for women’s health education while enjoying music, light snacks, and cocktails with a healthy twist. 

To see more information, visit ACOG's webpage on CREOG


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