SGO Taskforce for Board Certification Support: Radiation Oncology Resources - Preparing for the ABOG Oral Exam (Pt. 2)

Join us as Scott Richard, MD, co-chair of the SGO Taskforce for Board Certification Support, interviews Janelle Darby, MD and Kathryn Mills, MD to discuss best resources for radiation oncology when preparing for the ABOG oral board exam. Overall, the taskforce offers six informative podcasts focused on high yield topics and best preparation practices. 

This podcast episode addresses important resources and questions regarding study preparation, radiation prevention strategies, the benefits of joining a study group, reviewing treatment and management of the patients on your case list, knowing the principles of radiation and how it is administered, discussing treatment decisions with your local radiation oncologist, and more. The taskforce will offer six informative podcasts focused on high yield topics and best preparation practices.


  1. Radiation Planning Principles for Gynecologic Oncology (part of the Fellow Core Lecture Series) – Hour long lecture from Anuja Jhingran, MD at MD Anderson that reviews radiation fields, IMRT, specific organ dose limits, vaginal brachytherapy delivery to name a few. This is a good overview of radiation basics and treatment for the different disease sites.  
  2. Radiation Basics (part of the SGO Fellows Bootcamp) – Another introductory lecture on radiation oncology that was created for new fellows and provides a nice overview.
  3. Click here to access the full-text guideline titled, “Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Guideline,” which provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat adult women with cervical cancer. 

This episode was recorded in November 2022; special thanks to Drs. Darby and Mills for your contributions to it. 

Keywords: certification taskforce, radiation oncology resources, board certification resources, study group resources for board exam, the principles of radiation, radiation oncologist, case list creation; board certification support, case list preparation, radiation oncology, ABOG, ABOG Oral Board Certification, ABOG Board Exam

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SGO Members

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Scott Richard, MD

Janelle Pakish Darby, MD
Kathryn Mills, MD


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