Candidates for the Focused Practice Designation in PAG have to submit a case log. The log must document a minimum of 100 outpatient cases of patients less than 21 years of age and include patients under 12 years of age in the 12-month collection period.
Candidates must also document on the case log the surgeries they have performed on patients under 21 years of age. Although there is no minimum number of surgeries required, case logs without any surgical experience will be reviewed by the ABOG Committee on Focused Practice in PAG for application approval. A draft example of the case log is below. Candidates will be asked to submit the case log at the time of application.
- A case log form must be completed and submitted online as part of your application process.
- The deadline for submission of all application materials, including the case log, is April 30, 2020.
- For the 2020 PAG Exam, the numbers reported in the case log must be from any consecutive 12-month period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019.
Example of Case Log Form
A. Outpatient Office Procedures
Quantify office procedures/patient encounters without procedures in patients less than 21 years of age.
|Type of Procedure||Number of Cases||Number of Cases|
|Age Less Than 12||Age 12 to 20|
|Insertion of contraceptive implants|
|Insertion of IUDs|
|Lysis of adhesions|
|Removal of hymenal band|
|Other/patient encounters w/o prcedure|
|TOTAL (must be at least 100)|
B. Surgical Procedures
Number of procedures on patients under the age of 21.
|Type of Procedure||Number of Procedures|
|External genital tract procedures|