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Exam Blueprint

The blueprints for each MOC exam are below. View the bulletin for more information or contact the MOC Department at moc@abog.org or 214.871.1619.

 

The MOC exam form is based on the blueprint for the Specialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 13 for an abbreviated version (also below) and Appendix C for a full list of topic areas).


Obstetrics

  • Preconception/Prenatal/Antenatal Care
  • Evaluation/Diagnosis of Antenatal Conditions
  • Intrapartum Care, Complications, and Obstetrical Procedures
  • Postpartum Care


Gynecology

  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Perioperative Care
  • Postoperative Care
  • Surgical Complications
  • Evaluation/Diagnosis/Management of Gynecologic Conditions
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Neoplasia


Office Practice

  • Well-Woman Preventative Care
  • Office Management - Medical Problems
  • Office Management - Gynecology
  • Office Procedures


Cross Content

  • Communication
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Basic Science

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine exam form is based on the blueprint for the:

  • MFM Subspecialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 10 for the abbreviated version (also listed below) and Appendix E for a full list of topic areas).
  • Obstetrical portion of the Specialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 13 for an abbreviated version (also listed below) and Appendix C for a full list of topic areas).


MFM

Medical Complications of Pregnancy

  • Medical Disorders
  • Critical Care


Obstetric Complications

  • Preterm Labor and Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)
  • Hypertensive Disorders
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Fetal Demise
  • Procedures Relating to Obstetrical Complications
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Management of Obstetrical Complications


Fetal Complications and Prenatal Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound
  • Evaluation, Management, and Diagnosis of Fetal Complications


Genetics and Genomics


Core Competencies and Cross Content

  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Patient Safety
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Medicine


Obstetrics

  • Preconception/Prenatal/Antenatal Care
  • Evaluation/Diagnosis of Antenatal Conditions
  • Intrapartum Care, Complications, and Obstetrical Procedures
  • Postpartum Care

The Gynecologic Oncology exam form is based on the blueprint for the:

  • Gynecologic Oncology Subspecialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 10 for the abbreviated version (also listed below) and in Appendix E for a full list of topic areas).
  • Gynecology portion of the Specialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 13 for an abbreviated version (also listed below) and Appendix C for a full list of topic areas).


Gynecologic Oncology

Consultation and Pre/Perioperative Assessment


Intraoperative Management


Postoperative Management


Non-Surgical Management and Treatment

  • Understanding the Pharmacology, Mechanism of Action, and Toxicities Associated with Non-Surgical Management
  • Applying Knowledge of Non-Surgical Management to Patient Care


Genetics and Genomics


Survivorship and Surveillance


Supportive and End-of-Life Care


Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

  • Surgical Procedures
  • Diagnostic Procedures


Application of Basic Science to Patient Care


Core Competencies and Cross Content

  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Patient Safety
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Medicine


Gynecology

  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Perioperative Care
  • Postoperative Care
  • Surgical Complications
  • Evaluation/Diagnosis/Management of Gynecologic Conditions
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Neoplasia

The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility exam form is based on the blueprint for the:

  • REI Subspecialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 10 for the abbreviated version (also listed below) and in Appendix E for a full list of topic areas).
  • Office Practice portion of the Specialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 13 for an abbreviated version (also listed below) and Appendix C for a full list of topic areas).


REI

Basic Science, Physiology, and Pathophysiology


Diagnostic Techniques and Interpretation for the Management of Reproductive Disorders


Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Reproductive Endocrine Function and Disease


Female Fertility, Female Infertility, and PCOS

  • Contraception, Preconception Counseling, and Infertility
  • Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Fertility Treatment Complications, Special Populations, and Early Pregnancy Loss
  • Specific Considerations for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome


Male Infertility

  • Evaluation and Counseling for Male Infertility
  • Counseling Patients Regarding Surgical Management of Male Infertility and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)


Recurrent Pregnancy Loss


Fertility Preservation

  • Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Fertility Preservation
  • Specific Consideration for Patients Receiving Gonadotoxic Therapies


Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Techniques


Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Complex Reproductive Disorders


Complex Reproductive Surgical Procedures


Genetics

  • Understanding of Genetic Testing and Screening
  • Application of Genetic Testing and Screening to Patient Care


Core Competencies and Cross Content

  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Patient Safety
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Medicine


Office Practice

  • Well-Woman Preventative Care
  • Office Management - Medical Problems
  • Office Management - Gynecology
  • Office Procedures

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery exam form is based on the blueprint for the:

  • FPMRS Subspecialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 10 for the abbreviated version (also listed below) and in Appendix E for a full list of topic areas).
  • Gynecology portion of the Specialty Qualifying Examination, which may be found here (refer to page 13 for an abbreviated version (also listed below) and in Appendix C for a full list of topic areas).


FPMRS

Urinary Incontinence and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, Nocturia, and Bladder Pain

  • Diagnosis and Exam
  • Counseling on Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Post-Procedural Management of Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Counseling on Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits of Surgical Treatments
  • Surgical Treatments


Lower Urinary Tract Injury

  • Diagnosis of Bladder Injury
  • Treatment of Bladder Injury
  • Diagnosis of Ureteral Injury
  • Treatment of Ureteral Injury
  • Diagnosis of Urethral Injury
  • Treatment of Urethral Injury


Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Diagnosis and Exam
  • Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Counseling on Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits of Surgical Treatments
  • Surgical Treatments
  • Complications of Surgical Treatments
  • Augmentation of Surgical Materials


Fecal Incontinence and Defecation Disorders

  • Diagnosis and Exam
  • Counseling on Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Post-Procedural Management of Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Surgical Treatments


Congenital Anomalies of the Urogenital Tract

  • Diagnosis and Exam
  • Non-Surgical Treatments
  • Counseling on Timing, Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits, of Neovagina Surgical Procedures
  • Neovagina Surgical Procedures
  • Complications or Adverse Effects of Neovagina Surgical Procedures


Urethral Mass

  • Diagnosis and Exam for Urethral Mass
  • Counseling on Efficacy, Risks, and Benefits on Treatment Options for Urethral Mass
  • Treatment Options for Urethral Mass


Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Hematuria

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Hematuria


Application of Anatomy to Patient Care


General Perioperative Management


Core Competencies and Cross Content

  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Patient Safety
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Medicine


Gynecology

  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Perioperative Care
  • Postoperative Care
  • Surgical Complications
  • Evaluation/Diagnosis/Management of Gynecologic Conditions
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Neoplasia