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Qualifying Exam Topic Lists


Preconception/Antenatal Care

Routine prenatal care (diet; life style; habits)
Counseling
  • Genetic
  • Teratogenesis
  • Exercise
Complications
  • Nausea and vomiting; hyperemesis
  • Early pregnancy loss
  • 2nd and 3rd trimester losses
  • Multifetal gestation
  • Hypertensive disorders unique to pregnancy
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Eclampsia
  • Infectious diseases
    • HIV
    • Group A streptococcus
Misc. (varicella, pyelonephritis, CMV, toxoplasmosis, parvovirus, etc.)
  • Coexistent medical diseases
    • Cardiovascular
    • Chronic hypertension
    • Pulmonary
    • Renal
    • Gastrointestinal
    • Hematologic
    • Endocrine (includes thyroid)
    • Autoimmune (includes DM)
    • Neoplastic
    • Misc. (dermatologic, neurologic, etc.)
  • Surgical conditions (acute abdomen, adnexal & breast masses, etc.)
  • Psychiatric disorders
Fetal assessment/Prenatal diagnosis
  • Abnormal fetal growth
  • Anomalies
  • Ultrasound
Abnormalities of AFV
  • Indications for testing
  • Isoimmunization

 

Intrapartum Care

Normal
  • Induction and augmentation
  • Fetal monitoring (normal)
  • Term ROM
Abnormalities of labor
Preterm labor and delivery
  • Post-term
  • Preterm ROM
  • Fetal monitoring (abnormal)
  • Dystocia
  • Malpresentations (breech, face, brow, etc.)
  • Cord problems (prolapse, know, entanglement, etc.)
Infections (chorioamnionitis, amnionitis, etc.)
Hemorrhage
  • Antepartum
  • Intrapartum
  • Postpartum
  • Coagulopathy (various causes)
  • Thrombosis/Embolism
Operative
  • Cesarean (primary, repeat, emergency, hysterectomy, VBAC)
  • Forceps
  • Vacuum
  • Wound complications
  • Complications of operative delivery
Episiotomy and tears (perineal, cervix, vagina, vulva, hematoma)
  • Prevention
  • Repair
Placental complications
  • Abruption
  • Previa
  • Accreta/percreta
Anesthesia
Immediate care of the newborn

 

Postpartum care

Routine (includes lactation)
Endomyometritis
Other infections (mastitis, infected repairs, etc.)


Non-obstetric emergencies

Trauma (MVA, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnostic

Ultrasonography
D&C
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
 

Preoperative Evaluation

Routine evaluation
Co-existing medical conditions (DM, CV, Pulmonary, thrombophilia’s, etc.)
Psychiatric conditions
Geriatric

 

Surgical Management

Non-infectious benign conditions
  • Vulvovaginal/cervical (VIN, CIN, VAIN, masses, etc.)
  • Uterine (myomas, AUB, hyperplasia, etc.)
  • Tubal (ectopic, infertility, sterilization, etc.)
  • Adnexal masses
  • Pelvic relaxation (cystocele, rectocele, prolapse, etc.)
  • Fistulae (all)
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Urinary incontinence and accidental bowel leakage
  • Pelvic pain
    • Acute (torsion, appendicitis, etc.)
    • Chronic (endometriosis, etc.)
Infectious conditions
  • PID (salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, TB, etc.)
  • Abscesses
Pregnancy-associated
  • Spontaneous, septic, complete, incomplete abortion (1st and 2nd trimester)
  • Benign trophoblastic disease
Congenital anomalies (reproductive tract)

 

 

Surgical Procedures

Minor
  • Operative Laparoscopy (including sterilization)
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • D&C
Major
  • Hysterectomy (with and without oophorectomy)
    • Vaginal
    • Abdominal
    • Laparoscopic (total and LAVH)
    • Robotic
  • Pelvic floor repairs
    • Prolapse
    • Incontinence
    • Other repairs
  • Laparotomy

Surgical Complications

Hemorrhage
Bowel injury (small and large)
Urinary tract injury

 

Neoplasia

Vulva & vagina
Cervix
Uterus
Tube
Ovary
GTN
Breast
 

Postoperative care and complications

Routine (orders, diet, etc.)
Embolism (including prevention)
Gastrointestinal
  • Injury
  • Ileus
  • SBO
Necrotizing fasciitis
Wound
  • Normal care
  • Infection
  • Dehiscence
Urinary tract
  • UTI
  • Fistulae
Neurologic
Fever
Pain

Emergency Care

 

Routine care

Age-appropriate screening
Immunizations
Lifestyle counseling (obesity, smoking, exercise, substance abuse, etc.)
Perimenopause and menopause
Family planning
  • Contraception
  • Sterilization
Pediatric and Adolescent Care
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Psychosocial
Geriatric Care
Obesity
Genetic counseling (non-pregnancy related, eg BRCA)

 

Medical problems

Breast disorders
  • Imaging
  • Benign
  • Malignant
UTI
Major diseases
  • CV (includes hypertension, MI, etc.)
  • Pulmonary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Thrombophilia’s
  • Autoimmune (DM, lupus, etc.)
  • Endocrine (thyroid, adrenal)
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
Minor diseases
  • Headache
  • LBP
  • Irritable bowel
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
STI’s
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • GC
  • Other

 

Gynecologic-specific disorders

Endocrine
  • Primary and secondary amenorrhea
  • PCOS
  • Galactorrhea
  • Hirsutism
  • Infertility (any cause)
    • Evaluation
    • Office treatment (clomid, etc.)
  • Other disorders of menstruation (AUB, PMS, migraine, dysmenorrhea, etc.)
Vulvar conditions
  • Infectious diseases
  • VIN
  • Dermatoses (ulcers)
  • Chronic pain
Vaginal conditions
  • Discharge
  • Septae
  • VAIN
Cervix
  • Abnormal cytology
  • CIN (dysplasia, CIS)
  • Colposcopy
  • Infectious disease
  • Incompetence
Uterus
  • Myomas
  • Polyps
  • Hyperplasia
Ovary
  • Cystic masses
  • Solid masses
Pelvic pain
  • Acute
  • Chronic
Endometriosis
Incontinence and pelvic floor defects
  • Bladder
  • Rectum
  • Prolapse
Early pregnancy loss (spontaneous, recurrent)
Other benign pelvic masses
Reproductive tract cancer
  • Vulva
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Ovary

 

Psychosocial

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Psychiatric disorders (depression, eating disorders, etc.)
  • LGBT issues
  • Psychosomatic disorders

 

Office procedures

  • LEEP
  • Essure
  • IUD
  • Biopsies (vulva, vagina, cervix, endometrium, etc.)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Ultrasonography

 

Basic science

  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Embryology
  • Pharmacology
  • Genetics

Ethics and professionalism

Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine

Systems-based practice

Patient safety

Interpersonal Communication (patients and peers) and Health Literacy

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement