|“…I believe it is a ‘great course’” * || “I feel [the course] helped me pass.” * |
The Osler Institute has over thirty years of experience in preparing physicians for their board examinations. We can help you today.
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.
“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.”
The Osler course can work for you too.
|Objectives ||Methods |
|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 |
Dr. Robert Wallyn, our faculty adviser for the ophthalmology course, has recently released an excellent on-line review book to help those prepare for their Oral Board Exam.
Ophthalmology Oral Board Review: Retina Byte by Byte You can use your IPHONE, IPAD, OR MAC to study for the Ophthalmology Oral Boards. Simulate the American Board of Ophthalmology Oral Examination format. Test yourself by viewing a case and listen to the author’s ideal audio presentation in his own voice. Then for the unique part! Listen to Dr. Wallyn’s “Guiding Bytes” that devise a structured approach to the oral exam. These “Bytes” of wisdom range from nuggets of knowledge to confidence and memory building aids gleaned from years of experience giving mock oral exams. Take this interactive book with you on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer. Use it anywhere that time permits: while traveling, in an easy chair, or even in bed. Just download the free iBooks app and then use the free sample Retina: Byte by Byte. You will see how it can make a difference by not only increasing your fund of knowledge but enabling you to present it more effectively!