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A survey of Osler participants shows significantly higher pass rates for Osler students compared with those who did not take our course.
The difference in pass rates is difficult to explain away by self-selection in attendance over-representing those who would have passed without taking the Osler course.

Exam pass % for: Written Oral
Osler Participants 91% 96%
Candidates without an Osler review 68% 72%

“Osler gives … unfair advantage” said a Board Trustee. “He’s wrong and right,” reported an Osler participant who heard the trustee’s comment. “The course does give candidates an advantage – but it’s not unfair.” This student had failed his boards before taking the Osler course but told us that he passed easily after doing the course. “This time didn’t even feel like an exam. It was like having a discussion with a colleague.”

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Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills Home study questions with answers and review
 Prepare candidates for written and oral board exams  Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
Provide practicing physicians with a review and update Practice exams for your written and oral boards
Surgery Recertification Home Study Audio Review
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Learn on the go - with nearly 24 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  The Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. Then, based on participant feedback, compiles a set of lectures including the top ranked speakers for each of the topics covered.  Each CD includes a full day of lectures in MP3 format - listen to on your computer, MP3 compatible CD player , or load onto your MP3 player
Included with each set is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.

• Section 1  **** Thyroid James Recabaren **** Parathyroid James Recabaren **** Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia James Recabaren **** Adrenal James Recabaren **** Gastric Neoplasia James Recabaren **** Skin and Melanoma James Recabaren **** Appendix-Small Bowel- Spleen James Recabaren **** Sarcoma James Recabaren **** • Section 2  **** Nutrition, Acid-Base, Fluids and Electrolytes W. Brian Perry  **** Anorectal and Colorectal Disorders W. Brian Perry  **** Colorectal Neoplasia W. Brian Perry  **** Gastric Bleeding W. Brian Perry  **** Stomach and Duodenum W. Brian Perry  **** Esopheageal Surgery W. Brian Perry  **** Biliary and Liver W. Brian Perry  **** Pancreas and Portal Hypertension W. Brian Perry  ****   • Section 3  **** Mediastinum and Chest Wall Robert Youngblood **** Pulmonary Surgery Robert Youngblood **** Breast Surgery Phillip Corvo **** Abdominal Wall and Hernias Phillip Corvo **** Metabolic Surgery Duane Tull **** Minimally Invasive Surgery Duane Tull **** Burn and Inhalation Injuries Fahim Habib **** Blood Coagulation & Transfusions Ahmed Mahmoud **** Genitourinary and Gynecologic Surgery Ahmed Mahmoud **** • Section 4 **** Aortic Disease John Carson **** Carotid Disease John Carson **** Peripheral Artery Disease John Carson **** Venous Disorders John Carson **** Thoracic Trauma John Carson **** Abdominal Trauma John Carson **** Pelvic Trauma John Carson **** Surgical Critical Care Cases I Phillip Zaret **** Surgical Critical Care Cases II Phillip Zaret 

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General Surgery Board Review
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Now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, General Surgery Board Review is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery’s certification and recertification examinations. This study guide maintains the core features that have made it one of the most popular board review books in the field, including questions and answers after each chapter and succinct but detailed reviews of all topic areas found on the ABSITE and certification exam. There’s a new chapter on bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

Over 100 sample questions and answers are included to facilitate review and increase understanding
All chapters have been rewritten; new chapters on Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
In response to changes in the ABSITE exam, this study guide has been clinically refocused and new questions cover the most recent developments in surgical science and practice
Provides a current, concise, methodical review of all areas covered in the exams--both general surgery and all surgical subspecialties

Introduction Larry Scher and Gerard Weinberg 1: Diseases of the Esophagus Steven Keller 2: Diseases of the Stomach and Duodenum Paul White 3: Diseases of the Small Intestine Joseph Shehebar 4: Diseases of the Colon, Rectum Daniel Gingold 5: Hepatobiliary Surgery Prashanth Sreeramaju 6: Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas Milan Kinkhabwala 7: Peripheral Arterial Disease Larry Scher 8: Venous and Lymphatic Disease Russell Samson 9: Diseases of the Breast Sam Lan 10: Principles of Surgical Oncology Ronald Kaleya 11: Melanoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma Ronald Kaleya 12: Gynecologic Disorders Mark Levie 13: Pediatric Surgery Gerard Weinberg 14: Trauma Ronald Simon 15: Transplantation Stuart Greenstein 16: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease Joyce J. Shin, Prashanth Sreeramoju and Randall P. Owen 17: Adrenal Surgery Alex Stone and Jennifer Stableford 18: Head and Neck Surgery Randall Owen 19: Thoracic Surgery Steven Keller 20: Management of Burns Evan Garfein 21: Surgical Critical Care Ronald Simon 22: Neurosurgery for the General Surgeon James Goodrich 23: Orthopedic Surgery Alok D. Sharan 24: Selected Principles of Plastic and Hand Surgery Robert Goldstein 25: Urologic Surgery Lloyd Minsky 26: Surgical Nutrition Lillian Harvey 27: Principles of Laparoscopy Paul White 28: Bariatric Surgery Pratt Vemulapalli 29: Principles of Anesthesia for the General Surgeon Alex Bastien 30: Surgical Infections and Principles of Antibiotic Use Marcia Epstein

Surgery Recertification Syllabus (Instant Download)
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Compiled from the "Best Of" past courses based on participant feedback. This syllabus (348 pages) is an excellent study guide for the Recertification examination. Topics covered include:

• Section 1  **** Thyroid James Recabaren **** Parathyroid James Recabaren **** Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia James Recabaren **** Adrenal James Recabaren **** Gastric Neoplasia James Recabaren **** Skin and Melanoma James Recabaren **** Appendix-Small Bowel- Spleen James Recabaren **** Sarcoma James Recabaren **** • Section 2  **** Nutrition, Acid-Base, Fluids and Electrolytes W. Brian Perry  **** Anorectal and Colorectal Disorders W. Brian Perry  **** Colorectal Neoplasia W. Brian Perry  **** Gastric Bleeding W. Brian Perry  **** Stomach and Duodenum W. Brian Perry  **** Esopheageal Surgery W. Brian Perry  **** Biliary and Liver W. Brian Perry  **** Pancreas and Portal Hypertension W. Brian Perry  ****   • Section 3  **** Mediastinum and Chest Wall Robert Youngblood **** Pulmonary Surgery Robert Youngblood **** Breast Surgery Phillip Corvo **** Abdominal Wall and Hernias Phillip Corvo **** Metabolic Surgery Duane Tull **** Minimally Invasive Surgery Duane Tull **** Burn and Inhalation Injuries Fahim Habib **** Blood Coagulation & Transfusions Ahmed Mahmoud **** Genitourinary and Gynecologic Surgery Ahmed Mahmoud **** • Section 4 **** Aortic Disease John Carson **** Carotid Disease John Carson **** Peripheral Artery Disease John Carson **** Venous Disorders John Carson **** Thoracic Trauma John Carson **** Abdominal Trauma John Carson **** Pelvic Trauma John Carson **** Surgical Critical Care Cases I Phillip Zaret **** Surgical Critical Care Cases II Phillip Zaret

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Surgery Recertification Home Study Q and A (Instant Download)
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sdscover.jpg This 132 page Q&A format book, edited by a some of our best current and former faculty, covers topics in the following areas: Surgical Care, General Surgery Topics, and Special Surgery Topic. Now including a 100 Questions Practice Exam.
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Course Attendees Receive this Product and no cost.
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General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition
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GSPW.jpeg  A quick-hit, question-and-answer review for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam

General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review is your most effective weapon in preparing for the ABSITE (American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam) and the general surgery board exams. It is a quick, active-recall review of the most important information you need, with over 3000 rapid-fire questions and numerous performance-improving pearls. Like “flashcards in a book,” the rapid-fire Q&A format facilitates study alone or with a partner. Only correct answers are given to prevent you from memorizing the wrong answer. The fourth edition includes more most/least likely questions, a common question format on the boards, and updated art. A series redesign makes the book easier to read and more pleasing to the eye.

This rapid, effective review ensures your best possible performance in the shortest possible study time. There is no easier or faster way to guarantee that you perform your best on these exams! 

  • Bull's Eye Hits on ABSITE and general surgery board exam topics--the meaningful and the frequently tested
  • Tools to Imprint Your Memory--pearls, drills, mnemonics, visual imagery, even humor, and other tested learning aids
  • Fast Results--from rapid-fire, to-the-point Q&As that quickly embed the facts you need to know and enhance quick recall
  • No Confusing Wrong Answers to clutter your memory


    Table of contents

    Introduction *** 1. Abdomen Pearls: Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, and Spleen *** 2. Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum, and GI Physiology Pearls *** 3. Small Intestine, Colon, Rectum, and Anus Pearls *** 4. Appendix, Abdominal Wall, and Retroperitoneal Pearls *** 5. Surgical Critical Care Pearls: Shock, Electrolytes, Nutrition, and Wound Care *** 6. Trauma and Burn Pearls *** 7. Surgical Infection and Complication Pearls *** 8. Surgical Endocrinology Pearls *** 9. Breast Pearls *** 10. Skin, Soft-Tissue, and Miscellaneous General Surgical Pearls *** 11. Vascular Surgery Pearls *** 12. Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Pearls *** 13. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pearls *** 14. Orthopedic and Hand Surgery Pearls *** 15. Pediatric Surgery Pearls *** 16. Genitourinary and Gynecology Pearls *** 17. Head, Neck, and ENT Pearls *** 18. Neurosurgery Pearls *** 19. Anesthesia Pearls *** 20. Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Coagulation Pearls *** 21. Immunology and Transplantation Pearls *** References and Suggested Text Readings for General Surgeons

    Author comments

    Matthew Blecha, MD, is Associate Director of Surgical Education in the Department of Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, in 2001 and completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL in 2006. He scored in the 90th percentile or higher on his ABSITE exams.

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Lodging charges are not included in the registration fee.
If not staying under the Osler Room Block at the course hotel there is a $43 per day charge for the Banquet Fee which covers the cost of the meeting rooms, lunches and refreshments

Cancellation Policy: Subject to a $100 fee, refunds will be made for cancellations received at least 14 days before the course begins.

The Osler Institute is going green and providing our attendees with the latest technology to assist in their review. Each registrant will receive upon arrival at the course, a USB drive with searchable PDF copies of the presentations offered during the review. In addition a printed syllabus is available for a small additional fee.


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