Education Council

    Purpose: The Education Council evaluates the needs of health care providers focused on Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery or treating women with pelvic floor disorders and develops an educational strategy which is responsive to those needs. On this council serve “big picture, visionaries” for our long-term educational strategy.

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    Fellows Education

    Purpose: Evaluate the educational needs of FPMRS fellows and develop programs and services that AUGS can provide.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members should range between 4 to 6, however membership may increase in response to ongoing activities and priorities.

    Time Expectation: Monthly conference calls, as well as email communication

    Ongoing Activities:

    • Work with the Fellows SIG to ensure AUGS is meeting their educational needs.
    • Maintain and enhance current fellow and resident educational programs.  (Cadaver Course, Fellows Forum, etc.)
    • Utilize digital tools to offer new opportunities for education. (Educational Portal, YouTube, videos, podcasts)
    • Work with other committees to advance these goals: Program, Research 

     

    Subspecialty Education

    Purpose: Evaluate the educational needs of health care providers focused on FPMRS and develop programs and services that address those needs.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members should range between 4 to 6, however membership may increase in response to ongoing activities and priorities.

    Time Expectation: Monthly conference calls, as well as email communication

    Ongoing Activities:

    • Maintain and enhance the Online Question Bank for future use. (Consider the use for ABOG MOC questions)
    • Utilize digital tools to offer new opportunities for education. (Educational Portal, YouTube, videos, podcasts) 

     

    Allied Health Education

    Purpose: Evaluate the educational needs of allied health professionals focused on FPMRS and develop programs and services that address those needs.

    Composition: Ideal number of committee members should range between 3 to 5, however membership may increase in response to ongoing activities and priorities.

    Time Expectation: Monthly conference calls, as well as email communication

    Ongoing Activities:

    • Work with the APTAH SIG to ensure educational programs are being offered that meet their needs
    • Ensure PFD Week has at least one workshop and up to two roundtables focused on allied health members
    • Utilize digital tools to offer new opportunities for education. (Educational Portal, YouTube, videos, podcasts) 

     

    Program Directors Education

    Purpose: Evaluate the needs of Fellowship Programs Directors and ensure AUGS has program and services in place to respond to those needs.

    Composition: The Chair and Vice Chair of the Program Directors SIG currently comprise this committee. Ideal number of committee members should range between 4 to 6, however membership may increase in response to ongoing activities and priorities.

    Time Expectation: Quarterly conference calls, as well as email communication

    Ongoing Activities:

    • Ensure Fellowship Program Directors have the tools and resources needed for their programs to become/remain ACGME accredited.
    • Oversight and management of the Program Directors listserve (ensure dialogue occurs on a monthly basis).
    • Accreditation mentor program.
    • Utilize digital tools to offer new opportunities for education. (Educational Portal, YouTube, videos, podcasts) 

     

    PFD Week Program Committee

    Purpose: Maintain and enhance PFD Week, AUGS’ annual meeting, to ensure it is the leading meeting for health care professionals interested in FPMRS education. Develop programming that maximizes the attendee experience and focuses on the latest scientific and surgical advances in the field.

    Composition: Committee Chair and Vice Chair; Workshop Chair and Vice Chair plus 6 to 8 additional members. Additional members can be added as needed with consultation with the Education Council.

    Time Expectation: monthly conference calls, annual meeting attendance, email communication

    Ongoing Activities:

    • Encourage related societies to sponsor workshops in conjunction with PFD Week
    • Utilize digital tools to offer new opportunities for education. (Educational Portal, YouTube, videos, podcasts) 

     

    SAFE Exam Question Writers

    SAFE stands for Self-Assessment Fellows Exam. Our goal is to build an online, web-based assessment tool designed for programs to administer annually.  The “SAFE” exam is designed to test objectives found in the ABOG Guide to Learning. Question writers will be required to attend an in person training workshop at PFD Week 2016. All that is required to participate is a passion to educate, but if you are a USLME trained question writer, or have experience in writing test questions, please particularly consider applying. 


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