Directors: Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD, FAAOS, and Anish R. Kadakia, MD, FAAOS
Focus your preparation and gain confidence for the 2020 oral examination!
Spend a day with Board Certified Academy Fellows to practice and build plans for your successful case presentation and defense. Begin with video examples, discussion, and faculty instruction on case presentation with tips on presenting complication cases, to help you meet Part II examination expectations.
Then, using THREE of your own patient cases, gain first-hand presentation experience in individual simulated oral examination sessions with 2 faculty, selected across the orthopaedic specialties. Experience different questioning styles, get immediate feedback and advice, uncover common mistakes, and formulate ways to avoid trouble.
Optional Add-On: One-to-One Consultation Sessions with Subspecialized Faculty
Register for your session early - Consultations sold out in 2019!
For an additional fee, register for one 20-minute session to discuss any aspects of your cases beyond your presentation session and further improve your strategy and defense.
Sessions are limited, please only register for one.
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Top Ten Controversial Topics for your Specialty: Attend one of seven subspecialty-specific presentations on navigating indications, updates, and recent advances, with the opportunity to ask additional questions.
Be an Observer!
Not ready to present your cases? Not taking Part II in 2020? Be an Observer!
At a reduced rate, observing is a great opportunity to watch your peers, listen to feedback and faculty critique, and participate in the overview lectures.
For those taking the exam in the future, guide your collection and preparation year and avoid mistakes early on.
Join the preparation webinar on March 12 to find out how best to spend your prep time over the next year, and avoid commonly made mistakes right out of the gate.
Case Presentation Details
Time is guaranteed for course registrants to present THREE of patient cases*. Select the cases that challenge you the most and ask the experts! Think critically and build your strategies by observing your peers in their mock sessions, and watching different examination styles. Be prepared to present alternate cases as another registrant may present a similar case.
* Case presentations are limited to 8 minutes each. If time permits, attendees will have the opportunity to present more than three cases. Presenting participants should bring three copies of the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR AT LEAST THREE CASES and be prepared to navigate through the ABOS website to present all digital X-ray, MRI, CT and arthroscopic images. We recommend that attendees bring digital images on a USB drive as a backup.
Once you are registered for this course, please refer to the checklist on this page for more details on preparing for this course (note this will be posted shortly).
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
· Obtain a clear understanding of the Part II Examination setting
· Feel confident in the case collection process
· Strategize to defend cases at the time of the oral examination
· Gain familiarity with common mistakes and develop plans to avoid trouble