Primary Written Exam References

This list is not all-inclusive, but is intended to give exam candidates a place to start as they prepare for the Written Exam in the primary specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

General Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy Guidelines, 2013.
  • Creasy & Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, 7th ed. 2013. By Robert Resnik, Robert Creasy, et al.
  • (Gabbe’s) Obstetrics: Normal & Problem Pregnancies, 7th ed. 2016. By Steven Gabbe, et al.
  • Williams Obstetrics, 24th ed. 2014. By F. Gary Cunningham, et al.


  • Berek & Novak’s Gynecology, 15th ed. 2011. By Jonathan Berek.
  • (Karram’s) Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy & Gynecologic Surgery, 4th ed. 2015. By Michael Baggish and Mickey Karram.
  • (Lentz and Lobo’s) Comprehensive Gynecology, 7th ed. Mosby, 2017. By Rogerio Lobo, Gretchen Lentz, et al.
  • Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology, 11th ed. 2015. By Howard Jones and John Rock.
  • Updated Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors. By the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, 2012.
  • Williams Gynecology, 3rd ed. 2016. By Barbara Hoffman, et al.

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Berek & Hacker’s Gynecologic Oncology, 6th ed. 2014. By Jonathan Berek and Neville Hacker.
  • (DiSaia’s) Clinical Gynecologic Oncology, 9th ed. 2017. By Philip DiSaia, et al.
  • Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, 6th ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2013. By Richard Barakat, et al.

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

  • (Speroff’s) Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology & Infertility, 8th ed. 2010. By Leon Speroff and Marc Fritz.
  • Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 13th ed. 2015. By Shlomo Melmed, et al.

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

  • (Karram’s) Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, 4th ed. 2014. By Mickey Karram and Mark Walters.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Osteopathic Principles & Practice

  • Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd ed. 2010. By the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Greenman’s Principles of Manual Medicine, 5th ed. 2016. By Lisa DeStefano.

Additionally, current ACOG Practice Bulletins and Committee Opinions may be used as supplemental references.