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Case List Instructions

List a minimum of 30 patients (no more than 40) with conditions that fit into the listed Office Practice categories.

Follow these rules when listing office practice patients:

  • Don't list more than two patients in any one category.
  • It is not necessary to include a patient in every category.
  • Don't include any patient that appears on the hospital lists.
  • Don't include any patients that had procedures performed in any location except the office. Specifically, patients who had an outpatient procedure in a surgical center should be listed on the Gynecology cast list.

Office Practice Categories

  1. Preventative care and health maintenance
  2. Lifestyle counseling (smoking cessation, obesity, diet, exercise, substance abuse, etc.)
  3. Sexual dysfunction
  4. Family planning (contraception including IUD placement, etc.)
  5. Preconception evaluation, prenatal and genetic diagnosis
  6. Geriatric care
  7. Disorders of menstruation (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, etc.)
  8. Infertility evaluation and management
  9. Immunizations
  10. Endometriosis: diagnosis and office management
  11. Perimenopausal and menopausal care
  12. Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  13. PCOS
  14. Evaluation and management of acute and chronic pelvic pain
  15. Vaginal disease (infections, VAIN, etc.)
  16. Vulvar disease (infections, dermatoses, VIN, etc.)
  17. Breast disease, benign and malignant
  18. Evaluation and office management of urinary and rectal incontinence
  19. Urinary tract infections
  20. Sexually transmitted infections
  21. Uterine myomata
  22. Office surgery (biopsy, hysteroscopy, sterilization, LEEP, etc.)
  23. Abnormal cytology, colposcopy and CIN
  24. Ultrasonography
  25. Galactorrhea
  26. Hirsutism
  27. Benign pelvic masses
  28. Sexual assault
  29. Domestic violence
  30. Office evaluation and management of pelvic floor disorders
  31. Endocrine diseases (e.g., diabetes mellitus, thyroid, or adrenal disease)
  32. Major medical diseases (respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hypertension, etc.)
  33. Minor medical diseases (headache, low back pain, irritable bowel, etc.)
  34. Medical management of ectopic pregnancy
  35. Psychiatric illnesses (depression, anorexia, bulimia, etc.)
  36. Diagnosis and management of hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemias
  37. Amniocentesis
  38. Uncategorized (cases in this category do not count toward the required 40 cases)

List each patient separately and include the problem (one of the categories listed above), diagnostic procedures, treatment, results and number of office visits during the 12-month period.

Enter all hospitalized and short-stay gynecological patients as follows:

  • List all gynecologic patients managed during the same 12-month period (or 18-month period, if an extended time case list is submitted and/or patients chosen from the fellowship or senior year of residency).
  • A minimum of 15 gynecologic patients is required, and you can't count more than two patients from any one of the gynecology categories listed below. Example: You have five patients who had a diagnostic laparoscopy. They all must be entered on the case list, but only two of the five will be counted as meeting the minimum requirement of 20 gynecological cases.
  • A preoperative diagnosis should appear for all major and minor surgical procedures. The size of ovarian cysts and neoplasms must be recorded. For non-surgical conditions, the admission diagnosis should be recorded. The treatment recorded should include all surgical procedures, as well as primary non-surgical therapy. "Surgical diagnosis" is the final pathology diagnosis. For hysterectomy specimens, the uterine weight in grams must be recorded. In cases without tissue for histologic diagnosis, the final clinical diagnosis should be listed. If the preoperative and postoperative diagnoses are the same and there is no pathology, you do not need to relist the diagnosis.
  • "Days in hospital" is the arithmetic difference between the date of discharge and the date of admission. Specific dates of admission and discharge must not be provided. If a patient had an outpatient procedure and was not admitted, list the number of days in the hospital as "0".
  • Group patients together under each separate category and then list any remaining patients that do not fit into any of the listed categories.

Gynecology Categories

  1. Abdominal hysterectomy, any type (e.g., total, subtotal, laparoscopic, robotic)
  2. Laparotomy
  3. Vaginal hysterectomy (including laparoscopically assisted)
  4. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  5. Operative laparoscopy (other than tubal sterilization and hysterectomy)
  6. Operative hysteroscopy
  7. Uterine myomata
  8. Repair of pelvic floor defects; prolapse
  9. Endometriosis and adenomyosis: surgical management
  10. Sterilization procedures
  11. Invasive carcinoma
  12. Urinary and fecal incontinence: operative management
  13. Ectopic pregnancy: surgical management
  14. Operative management of pelvic pain
  15. Congenital abnormalities of the reproductive tract
  16. Pelvic inflammatory disease
  17. Adnexal problems (excluding ectopic pregnancy and PID)
  18. Abnormal uterine bleeding
  19. Surgical management of VIN, CIN, and VAIN
  20. Postoperative complications (hemorrhage, wound, urinary tract, GI, pain, thrombotic, embolic, neurologic, fever, etc.)
  21. Management of rectovaginal or urinary tract fistula
  22. Preoperative evaluation of co-existing conditions (respiratory, cardiac, metabolic diseases)
  23. Gestational trophoblastic disease
  24. Incomplete, septic, complete, and other abortion
  25. Intraoperative complications (e.g., blood loss, hemorrhage, bowel injury, urinary tract injury)
  26. Dilation and currettage
  27. Emergency care (e.g., surgical management of ectopic pregnancy, acute bleeding, etc.)
  28. Uncategorized (cases in this category do not count toward the required 20 cases)

If a candidate cannot list 15 gynecological cases in the above categories, an 18-month case list and/or an appropriate number of cases from fellowship or senior residency case logs may be included. If fellowship or senior resident cases are used, only list 15 cases. Cases from earlier than 2012 may not be used. 

Enter a list of a minimum of 15 obstetrical patients. Separately enter each patient with a complication or abnormality, as well as medical and surgical intervention during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the puerperium.

  • You can't count more than two patients in any of the categories listed below. Example: You have five obstetrical patients with diabetes mellitus. They all must be entered on the case list, but only two of the five will be counted as meeting the minimum requirement of the 15 obstetrical cases.
  • Group patients together under each separate category listed below and then list the remaining patients who do not fit into a specific category.
  • If you're back-up for a midwifery group, a midwife delivery may not be listed unless you actually performed the delivery.
  • If you're teaching faculty, all resident cases for which you had responsibility must be included. If the candidate is the responsible staff for a cesarean delivery, that delivery should be listed individually.
  • The "days in hospital" includes all prenatal and postnatal days. The number of days is the arithmetic difference between the admission and discharge date.

Normal, uncomplicated obstetrical patients should not be listed individually.

The term "normal obstetrical patient" for this listing implies that:

  • Pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the puerperium were uncomplicated, and labor began spontaneously between the 39th and 41st week of gestation. Patients delivering before 39 weeks gestation should be listed in the "preterm," late preterm," or "early term" categories.
  • Membranes ruptured or were ruptured after labor began.
  • Presentation was vertex, position was occiput OA, LOA, or ROA, and labor was less than 24 hours in duration.
  • Delivery was spontaneous with or without episiotomy, from an anterior position.
  • The infant had a five-minute Apgar score of six or more and weighed between 2,500 and 4,500 grams and was healthy.
  • Placental delivery was uncomplicated and blood loss was less than 500 mL.

All deliveries not fulfilling these criteria must be listed individually. Include the gestational age at admission.

Obstetrical Categories

  1. Preconception evaluation, prenatal and genetic diagnosis
  2. Preterm labor without delivery
  3. Premature rupture of fetal membranes at term
  4. Preterm premature rupture of fetal membranes
  5. Cerclage
  6. Preterm delivery (before 34 weeks gestation)
  7. Late preterm delivery (34 weeks 0 days to 36 weeks 6 days gestation)
  8. Post-term pregnancy and delivery
  9. Induction and augmentation of labor
  10. Labor abnormalities (including dystocia)
  11. Fetal heart rate abnormalities (e.g., variable or late deceleration, absent or poor variability, tachycardia, bradycardia)
  12. Breech and other fetal malpresentations
  13. Cord problems (e.g., prolapsed cord, cord entanglement)
  14. Operative vaginal delivery (e.g., vacuum, forceps)
  15. Obstetrical hemorrhage (e.g., antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum)
  16. Obstetrical vaginal lacerations (e.g., 3rd and 4th degree lacerations cervical laceration)
  17. Vaginal or perineal hematoma
  18. Primary cesarean delivery
  19. Repeat cesarean delivery
  20. Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
  21. Cesarean hysterectomy
  22. Complications of cesarean delivery (e.g., hemorrhage, wound infection, disruption, or hematoma)
  23. Complications of OB anesthesia (e.g., epidural hypotension, general anesthesia complications)
  24. Intrapartum or intra-amniotic infection (e.g., amnionitis, chorioamnionitis )
  25. Puerperal infection (e.g., post cesarean endometriosis)
  26. Second trimester spontaneous abortion
  27. Third trimester fetal loss
  28. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia)
  29. Cardiovascular or pulmonary disease complicating pregnancy
  30. Renal or neurological disease complicating pregnancy
  31. Hematological or endocrine diseases complicating pregnancy
  32. Autoimmune disorders of pregnancy
  33. Infectious diseases (CMV, Group A streptococcus, Zika virus, etc.)
  34. Psychiatric disease complicating pregnancy
  35. Pregnancies complicated by human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV)
  36. Abnormal fetal growth
  37. Pregnancies complicated by fetal abnormalities
  38. Placental abnormalities (e.g., low lying, previa, accreta, abruption)
  39. Thromboembolic complications
  40. Trauma in pregnancy (e.g., automobile accidents)
  41. Multifetal pregnancy
  42. Diabetes and gestational diabetes
  43. Shoulder dystocia
  44. Early term delivery (37 weeks 0 days to 38 weeks 6 days gestation)
  45. Uncategorized (cases in this category do not county toward the required 20 cases)

If, but only if, you cannot list 15 obstetrical cases in the above categories, an 18-month case list and/or an appropriate number of cases from fellowship or senior residency case logs may be included. If senior resident cases are used, only list 15 cases.