The Osler Institute

Excellence in Continuing Medical Education

Radiation Oncology

“…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.

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.”

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
Radiation Oncology (Biology and Physics) May 10-13, 2014 Louisville
Please select the course you wish to attend, your registration type, and your hotel room requirements.
Cadeceus.png Designation: The Osler Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel 700 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 PH: 812-284-6711

Topic List Biology - Directly and Indirectly Ionizing Radiations *** Dose Rate Effect and Repair of Damage *** Normal and Tumor Tissue Effects *** Direct and Indirect Effects of Radiation *** The Oxygen Effect and Re-oxygenation *** Acute Effects of Whole-body Irradiation *** Radiation Effects on DNA and Chromosomes *** Predictive Assays Effects of Radiation on the Embryo and Fetus *** Cell Survival Curves *** Radiosensitizers and Protectors *** Genetic Changes from Radiation *** Linear Energy Transfer *** Hyperthermia Somatic Effects *** Relative Biological Effectiveness *** Chemotherapy Agents *** Doses and Radiation Risk *** Cell Sensitivity Through the Cell Cycle *** New Modalities *** Radiation Protection *** Tumor Kinetics Systemic Radiation Damage *** Molecular Biology
Topic List Physics -  Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay *** Interactions of Radiation w/Matter *** X-Ray creation and delivery I *** X-Ray creation and delivery II *** Imaging and Simulation *** Measurement & Calibration of X-ray beam *** Photon Treatment Planning *** MU Calculation *** Heterogeneity Correction *** Brachytherapy I & II *** Radiation Safety *** Radiation Shielding *** Localization Systems *** Particles *** Intensity Modulated Radiation *** Electron Treatment Planning *** Special Procedures


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. 
A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.
Repeat Discount and Guarantee: For details and restrictions see:  www.osler.org/main/guarantee.html
Radiation Oncology Review May 14-17, 2014 Louisville
Please select your registration type, your hotel room requirements and your syllabus needs.
Cadeceus.png Designation: The Osler Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This course will be held at: Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel 700 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 PH: 812-284-6711

The written exam emphasizes anatomy, epidemiology, etiological agents, natural history, pathology, tumor markers, the initial clinical evaluation, staging, routes of spread, selection of treatment modality and techniques, surgical and chemotherapy adjuvant treatments, follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects including complications.

Topics covered: Pediatric Radiation Oncology *** Esophageal Cancer *** Gastric Cancer *** Pancreatic Cancer *** Colorectal Cancer *** Anal Cancer *** Hepatic and Cholangio Cancer *** Maligant Brain Tumors *** Benign Brain Tumors *** Metastases and Palliation *** Skin Tumors *** Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Plasmacytoma *** Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma *** Head and Neck Anatomy *** General Principles *** Oropharyngeal *** Bladder Cancer *** Testis, Kidney, Ureter and Penis Cancer *** Early Stage Prostate Cancer *** Advanced Stage Prostate cancer *** Endometrial Cancer *** Sarcomas *** Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer *** Ovarian, Cervix and Fallopian Tubes Cancer *** Early Stage Breast Cancer *** Locally Advanced Breast Cancer *** Carcinoma in-situ and Miscellaneous *** Oral Cavity *** Larynx, Hypopharynx *** Nasopharynx *** Lung/Mediastinum *** Questions and Answers

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. A printed syllabus can be preordered for a small additional fee.

Repeat Discount and Guarantee: For details and restrictions see:  www.osler.org/main/guarantee.html
Radiation Oncology Mock Oral Course May 15-17, 2014 Louisville
Please select your registration type, your hotel room requirements and your preferences.
Cadeceus.png Designation: The Osler Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel 700 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 PH: 812-284-6711

Mock Oral Exam Categories
• Gastrointestinal
• Gynecologic
• Genitourinary
• Lymphoma & Leukemia
• Head, Neck and Skin
• Breast
• CNS and Pediatric
• Lung, Mediastinum (chest),  and Bone & Soft Tissue
Part II - Oral Exam
Emphasis is placed on the clinical management of malignant and benign disease by requiring knowledge of anatomy, epidemiology, pathology, patterns of local, regional and distal involvement, treatment modalities, radiation treatment planning, and results of treatment including prognosis and complications.

Repeat Discount and Guarantee: For details and restrictions see:  www.osler.org/main/guarantee.html
Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics Home Study Audio
$290.00

Osler_Cover_Art_Audio.png Learn on the go - with nearly 20 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.

DISC 1: Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay by Joann Prisciandaro **** Interactions of Photons with Matter by Joann Prisciandaro **** X-ray Creation and Delivery by Joann Prisciandaro **** Photon Electon Beam Creation and Delivery by Joann Prisciandaro **** Imaging and Simulation by Joann Prisciandaro **** MU Caluclations by Joann Prisciandaro **** Measurement and Calibration of Xray Beam by Eric Klein **** Photon Treatment Planning by Eric Klein **** Heterogeneity Correction by Eric Klein **** Localization Systems by Eric Klein

DISC 2: Brachytherapy I by Joann Prisciandaro **** Brachytherapy II by Joann Prisciandaro **** Radiation Safety by Joann Prisciandaro **** Radiation Shielding by Joann Prisciandaro **** IMRT by Eric Klein **** Particles by Eric Klein **** Electron Treatment Planning by Eric Klein **** Special Procedures SBRT by Eric Klein **** Quality Assurance by Eric Klein

DISC 3: Physical Interactions and Radiation Chemistry by Buck Rogers **** DNA Damage and DNA Repair by Girdhar Sharma **** LET and RBE by Buck Rogers **** Genetic Effects by Girdhar Sharma **** Radioprotectors by Buck Rogers **** Cancer Biology by Girdhar Sharma **** Cell, Tissue, and Tumor Kinetics by Buck Rogers **** Normal Tissue Responses by Girdhar Sharma **** Solid Tumor Assay Systems by Buck Rogers **** Radiation Carcinogenesis by Girdhar Sharma

Radiation Oncology Home Study Audio Review
$325.00
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Learn on the go - with nearly 26 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.

DISC 1: Colon, Rectal and Anal by Ravi Shridhar **** Pancreatic Cancer by Ravi Shridhar ****  Liver and Bile Duct Cancer by Ravi Shridhar **** Non Small Cell Cancer by Ramji Rajendran **** Small Cell Cancer by Ramji Rajendran **** Medistum Cancers by Ramji Rajendran **** Hodgkins Diseases by Ramji Rajendran **** Non Hodgkins by Ramji Rajendra

 

DISC 2: Gastric and Esophageal by Ravi Shridhar **** Questions and Answers by Ravi Shridhar **** PED I Brain Tumors I by Todd Tenenholz **** PED II Brain Tumors II by Todd Tenenholz **** Bladder Cancer by Arul Mahadevan **** Testis, Kidney, and Urter Cancer by Arul Mahadevan *** Prostate Cancer by Arul Mahadevan **** Cancer of the Penis by Arul Mahadevan **** Endometrial Cancer by John Strauss **** Cervical Cancer by Anand Shivanai

 

DISC 3: Head and Neck Antomy by Greg Chronowski **** Oropharyngeal by Greg Chronowski **** Larynx and Hypopharynx by Greg Chronowski **** General Principles by Greg Chronowski **** IMRT Countouring Guidelines by Greg Chronowski **** PED III Wilms Tumor by Todd Tenenholz **** PED IV Neuroblastoma by Todd Tenenholz ****  PED V Ewings by Todd Tenenholz ***  PED VI Rabdosarcoma by Todd Tenenholz **** Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer by John Strauss **** Intro to Breast Cancer by John Strauss **** Ductal Carcinoma in Situ by John Strauss **** Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment by John Strauss **** Post Mastectomy Radiotherapy by John Strauss

 

DISC 4: Sarcomas by Georges Hatoum **** Oral Cavity Cancer by Georges Hatoum **** Nasopharynx by Georges Hatoum **** Metastgase and Palliation by Georges Hatoum **** CNS Tumors by Mary Mcaleer *** Skin Tumors by Mary Mcaleer

Sample Audio

Radiation Oncology Syllabus (Instant Download)
$75.00
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Optionally add a printed copy shipped to your home or office
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Compiled from the "Best Of" past courses based on participant feedback. This syllabus (557 pages) is an excellent study guide for your examination. Topics covered include: 

Section 1: Colon, Rectal and Anal by Ravi Shridhar **** Pancreatic Cancer by Ravi Shridhar ****  Liver and Bile Duct Cancer by Ravi Shridhar **** Non Small Cell Cancer by Ramji Rajendran **** Small Cell Cancer by Ramji Rajendran **** Medistum Cancers by Ramji Rajendran **** Hodgkins Diseases by Ramji Rajendran **** Non Hodgkins by Ramji Rajendran

Section 2: Gastric and Esophageal by Ravi Shridhar **** Questions and Answers by Ravi Shridhar **** PED I Brain Tumors I by Todd Tenenholz **** PED II Brain Tumors II by Todd Tenenholz **** Bladder Cancer by Arul Mahadevan **** Testis, Kidney, and Urter Cancer by Arul Mahadevan *** Prostate Cancer by Arul Mahadevan **** Cancer of the Penis by Arul Mahadevan **** Endometrial Cancer by John Strauss **** Cervical Cancer by Anand Shivanai

Section 3: Head and Neck Antomy by Greg Chronowski **** Oropharyngeal by Greg Chronowski **** Larynx and Hypopharynx by Greg Chronowski **** General Principles by Greg Chronowski **** IMRT Countouring Guidelines by Greg Chronowski **** PED III Wilms Tumor by Todd Tenenholz **** PED IV Neuroblastoma by Todd Tenenholz ****  PED V Ewings by Todd Tenenholz ***  PED VI Rabdosarcoma by Todd Tenenholz **** Vulvar and Vaginal Cancer by John Strauss **** Intro to Breast Cancer by John Strauss **** Ductal Carcinoma in Situ by John Strauss **** Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment by John Strauss **** Post Mastectomy Radiotherapy by John Strauss 

Section  4: Sarcomas by Georges Hatoum **** Oral Cavity Cancer by Georges Hatoum **** Nasopharynx by Georges Hatoum **** Metastgase and Palliation by Georges Hatoum **** CNS Tumors by Mary Mcaleer *** Skin Tumors by Mary Mcaleer

 

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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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“The faculty was outstanding. The most pleasant thing was learning a tremendous amount”*

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