• CoreCases
    This is a series of online, case-based modules incorporating multimedia, competencies/milestones, tracking capabilities, assessments, and reporting. The variety of cases is designed for PGY levels 1-4 and can be used by residents for independent learning and by the faculty for teaching.  A username and password are needed to access.
    CoreCases' Assignment List
  • CREOG Surgical Curriculum in Ob/Gyn
    The CREOG Surgical Skills Task Force created this standardized surgical skills curriculum for use in training residents in obstetrics and gynecology. The five components of these modules include:
    • The objective adscription and assessment of the module
    • A description of the simulation
    • The description of the surgical procedure
    • A quiz which must be passed in order to proceed to evaluation by a faculty member and
    • An evaluation form to be downloaded and printed by the learner.
  • APGO Objectives Videos and Teaching Cases
    This is a collection of companion videos to the Medical Student Educational Objectives. With a run time of 4 to 14 minutes long, these animated videos were created to help ob-gyn medical students and residents become proficient in the topics outlined in the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives.

    The videos cover a wide range of topics, including: 
    • Endometriosis
    • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
    • Ovarian Neoplasms
    • Pap Smears and Cultures
    • Pelvic Floor Disorders
    • Preterm Labor

The project was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant to the University of Michigan from the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund Grant Program.


  • Labial Adhesions: An Interactive Learning Module
    This Pediatric Gynecology module was developed as a Scholarly Project (2016) by Meg Gardner, MS4 and Kimberly Hoover, MD. It provides a review of the following components of pediatric labial adhesions: signs and symptoms, how to perform an appropriate physical exam, etiology, and treatment plans. 


  • Reading Lists
    The reading lists are divided by division (i.e., resident rotations) and PGY level based.  Although each is in a slightly different format, all are comprehensive and complete for expected knowledge and reading level. 

  • NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data
    This Web- based tool is designed to help better inform health care professionals and families about possible infant outcomes (EGA 22-25 wks) based on standardized assessment. The tool uses study data to calculate an infant's probability of health survival. These data are not intended to be predictive of individual infant outcomes. Instead, the data provide a range of possible outcomes based on specific characteristics.
  • OBCC Guidelines
    The UAB Obstetric Practice Guidelines are available to UAB Ob/Gyn Alumni. For access, please contact 
    Gina Campbell (gcampbel@uab.edu) and provide her with your name, office address, email address, and phone number. She will then contact you when your account has been created. 
  • Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Calculator
    VBAC success calculator is based on the MFMU Network Cesarean Registry.  This can be used in clinic to estimate a patient's chance of successful trial of labor after cesarean.

Printable copy of Resources

CERT Website
This is a series of online teaching modules containing quick references, slideshows, handouts and other teaching materials. It is specifically designed to help prepare resident physicians to better teach. 


UAB Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The Center for Teaching and Learning is open to all faculty and is focused on supporting excellence in teaching that promotes learning through a commitment to pedagogical best practices, appropriate and effective use of technology, and innovative collaboration.

  • Medical Educators SeriesWorkshops in the Medical Educators Series take place during the noon hour each fourth Monday in Volker Hall room 302 and each fourth Friday in the Bradley Lecture Center at Children’s of Alabama.Workshop titles and times for the 2016-2017 academic year are posted on the website (above). To register for workshops in the Medical Educators Series, go towww.uab.edu/LMS. Registration is not required to participate.
  • Faculty Foundations SeriesWorkshops in the Faculty Foundations Series present topics that are of particular benefit to new faculty members at UAB. Workshop topics range from accommodations for students with disabilities, to how to access tools available to faculty for research, to the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Participation is open to all faculty members, but is highly recommended for faculty during their first year at UAB. Workshops occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:00 AM and are held at the CTL (EB 243).
  • Executive Presenter SeriesThis series brings administrators and faculty together for discussion and collaboration. The series features UAB administrators at the vice president and vice provost level who will discuss with faculty their work and its impact on the university as a whole. Each workshop will presented on select Fridays from 11:30-1 PM in CTL (EB 243). Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.


UAB Learning System
The UAB Learning System (powered by HealthStream) enables employees to register for classroom training, complete online courses, browse your training history, and more. The system offers a wide array of online training tools and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The courses include IT classes to improve your computer skills, organizational learning and development, self-help, research, clinical courses, patient safety, management and leadership, etc. 


Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME)

The School of Medicine 6th Annual RIME Summit is held in September in conjunction with graduate (GME) and undergraduate (UME) medical education.  Visit the RIME site for presentations and other information.


School of Medicine Faculty Career Resource Office
This office serves the professional and career development needs of faculty at all levels of the academician life cycle - new recruit, junior, mid-career, senior and emeritus.


Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
APGO represents academic obstetrician-gynecologists in the United States and Canada. It occupies a unique position in offering contemporary, applicable teaching tools for physician-educators, and learning mechanisms for faculty, students and residents, with the ultimate goal of providing optimum health care to women.

APGO offers several teaching and learning tools for ob-gyn faculty members. APGO members are encouraged to participate in the annual APGO Faculty Development Seminar, the highly-acclaimed scholars programs, and to utilize the online resources designed specifically for faculty development and community-based educators. APGO also has several books and awards available for advancing your teaching career.


REFEREE: Resident Educators/Faculty Educators: Recommendations for Educational Excellence
Co-sponsored by CREOG and APGO; Free registration
An online module for teaching faculty and residents to excel as educators that includes virtual situations where the learner will be presented a life scenario in a specified location.

1.     Feedback
2.     Writing Educational Objectives
3.     Microskills of teaching
4.     Large-group instruction
5.     Small-group instruction
6.     Skills-based teaching
7.     Ambulatory teaching
8.     Bedside teaching
9.     Teaching on rounds
10.  Diagnosing your learner
11.  Mentoring and precepting
12.  The challenging learning


Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Resources

  • Curriculum Resources are modules developed by the CREOG Education Committee
  • Surgical Curriculum in Obstetrics & Gynecology was developed by the CREOG surgical skills task force and currently includes 14 modules for a variety of major and minor surgical procedures with objectives, description of suggested simulation activities, PowerPoint presentation, and quiz.
  • CREOG Quiz: self-assessment questions that residents can use to study for the CREOG exam


Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Section (MESRE) Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship
Published by the AAMC

This is a comprehensive list (44 pages) of medical education journals, scholarly artifact repositories, and publishing opportunities that has been developed by the Regional Groups on Educational Affairs within the AAMC.  It was revised in March 2016.


MedEdPORTAL Publications
Published the Association of American Medical Colleges; Free registration

MedEdPORTAL Publications is a free, online, open-access publication service covering health professions education. This service is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges in partnership with the American Dental Education Association and the American Psychological Association. It promotes educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources. This is a great resource for peer-reviewed curriculum development tools for Ob/Gyn including presentations, multimedia products, assessment tools, simulation scenarios, etc. 


The Professional Development Office provides confidential counseling, consultation and coaching for medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows and faculty within the School of Medicine/UAB Medicine. Some common reasons people seek us out are for stress management, depression, anxiety, burnout, family and relationship issues, communication difficulties, substance abuse issues, and career/academic concerns. For more information . . .  

Sandra Frazier, MD, Medical Director, Assistant Dean of Professional Development