On Saturday, Oct. 7, the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology will offer a full-length mock oral board exam for ophthalmology. Designed to simulate the format, content and timing of the actual exam, this half-day prep course includes six 30-minute, face-to-face blocks with examiners who will present up to 10 clinical cases about patient care.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will have the opportunity to review their performance with the examiners and receive immediate feedback on ways to improve their exam techniques.
A morning (7 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and afternoon (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) session are available. Each costs $300. Course directors include three University of Colorado associate professors: Emily McCourt, MD, Leonard Seibold, MD, and Jasleen Singh, MD.
Learn how to register and where to find lodging on the university website.
As past participants have noted, attendees can expect an "exact simulation of the oral boards" along with "realistic feedback" that "helps with pacing and stamina" and "helps allieviate anxiety about how the real exam is timed."