Self-learning modules target women’s health

Women’s health is the focus of two new CD-ROMs from the Washington, DC-based Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). The self-learning programs are designed for use by multidisciplinary faculty, medical students, residents, and practitioners.

"Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Tutorial" offers a detailed review of the principal infectious diseases encountered in OB/GYN. The review is presented through 37 interactive patient management scenarios, with users given a clinical scenario and asked questions related to pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Digitized images have been used to enhance clinical realism, with the narrative text providing explanation for correct and incorrect answers. A summary and set of learning objectives are presented at the end of each scenario.

"Women’s Health Care Throughout the Life Cycle" covers a variety of women’s health care topics that occur during the lifetime of several patients. Up-to-date clinical knowledge is provided, as well as an awareness of the sensitive issues facing women’s health practitioners. Both CD-ROM programs are available for $75 for APGO members; $150 for nonmembers. For details, contact: Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 409 12th St. S.W., Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 863-2507. Fax: (202) 863-2514. Web: