• MOC Exam Review Course


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    Attend this highly acclaimed course.

    98% of last year’s course attendees felt prepared for the DOCK exam, based on the post-course survey.

    July 21-23, 2017 | Rosemont, IL | Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

    Efficiently prepare for maintenance of certification exams with this one-weekend course taught by the experts who wrote the practicing ophthalmologists curriculum. This curriculum is the basis for all the Academy MOC preparatory resources.  The MOC Exam Review course is a convenient and effective way to prepare for the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) exam.

    Why Attend

    • The MOC Exam Review Course is one the best and most efficient ways to prepare for DOCK success. 
    • Prepare for this mandatory exam in just one weekend. If your certificate expires in 2017, you must take the full DOCK examination this year to retain your board certification.
    • Learn from expert instructors. The distinguished faculty has guided thousands of ophthalmologists to DOCK exam success – and they wrote the course curriculum using the ABO’s exam outline as a guideline.
    • Ensure your success. If you take the DOCK exam in 2017 and do not pass, you will receive free registration to the Academy’s next study course.
    • Review things you don’t see in daily practice. Instructors will refresh you on all areas covered on the DOCK exam. The core ophthalmic knowledge day is especially helpful for subspecialists.
    • Get a discount. After registering for the course, you are eligible for a discount on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System (15% for 2-day attendees; 25% for 3-day attendees.

    What’s Included

    The MOC Exam Review course covers both the essential knowledge required for all ophthalmologists and specialized sessions you can choose to match your practice emphasis and DOCK exam selection.

    • Core ophthalmic knowledge (required for all ophthalmologists)
      This session is a full day with 9 hours of instruction
    • 1-2 practice emphasis areas of your choice
      Each of these sessions is a full day with 8 hours of instruction
      • Cataract/anterior segment
      • Comprehensive ophthalmology (for general practitioners)
      • Cornea/external diseases
      • Glaucoma
      • Neuro-ophthalmology/orbit
      • Oculoplastics/orbit
      • Pediatric ophthalmology/strabismus
      • Refractive management/intervention
      • Retina/vitreous
      • Uveitis
    • Course materials:
      • Course curriculum (download free PDFs or purchase print copies; order print copies by July 6)
      • On demand audio/video recording of each session for which you register (includes downloadable audio only files for listening on the go)
      • Individual results for pretest and post-test offered for each session (optional and not required to claim CME)
    • Continental breakfast and lunch each day of the course
    • Up to 25 CME credits (self-assessment)

    How to Register

      1. Finalize how you plan to take the exam with the American Board of Ophthalmology. 
      2. Choose the practice emphasis areas you want to take in the MOC Exam Review Course (these should match your choices in step one).
      3. Register for the MOC Exam Review Course. For the best pricing become an Academy member 
      4. Reserve a room.
      5. Choose how to get your course materials.
        • Electronic: Download all PDFs for free.
        • Print: Order by July 6 to ensure delivery before the course.
    Fees Member Nonmember
    Core ophthalmic knowledge + one practice
    emphasis area (2-day course)
    $1,750 $2,500
    Core ophthalmic knowledge + two practice
    emphasis area (3-day course)
    $2,625 $3,750

    Reviews from Past Attendees

    MOC Exam Review Course: "The Academy's best kept secret"
    Listen to Thomas Oetting, MD, senior course faculty and Michael Singer, MD, recent course attendee, discuss the challenges of preparing for MOC exams and the merits of attending the course in this podcast.

    "This course is the Academy's best kept secret...it was an excellent, surprisingly comprehensive review in one weekend." - Thomas Mattingly, MD

    "Faculty and texts 'cut to the chase' - provided insight of what would be necessary knowledge to pass DOCK exam for recertification." - Robert Strome, MD

    "I just passed the DOCK exam and the review course was the basis of my studying. I am not sure how I could have passed without it, and it is one of the best services I have ever received as an Academy member." - Michael A. Singer, MD