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Thoracic Surgery

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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
Thoracic Surgery Mock Oral Review Course June 3-5, 2014 Chicago
Please select your registration type, your hotel room requirements, and the number of additional mock oral exams you wish to purchase (private and/or public), if any; a single public mock oral exam is included in the course fee.
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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 3-day course is similar to our general surgery oral board course taken by about half of surgery candidates. The course takes place in the exam city, immediately before the oral exams. The course begins with a lecture on techniques important to passing the oral board and that will be emphasized during the mock oral exams to follow. The remainder of the course consists of a series of board-relevant cases presented as half-hour public mock oral exams followed by faculty feedback. Participants and faculty meet one-on-one in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board exam. You may request intermittent critique or a straight exam followed by a critique. Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined. Participants may purchase as many additional mock orals as desired (public or private); however, availability will be limited within two weeks of the start of the course.


This review will be held at: TBA

 

 

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Thoracic Surgery Course on MP3 CD's w/Electronic Syllabus
$290.00
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Osler_Cover_Art_Audio.png Learn on the go - with nearly 18 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  TThe 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  Coronary Artery Disease & Surgery Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Aorta Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Trauma Ahmed Mahmoud **** Chest Wall Faiz Bhora **** Lung Neoplasms Faiz Bhora **** Mediastinum Faiz Bhora **** Lung Inflammatory Disease Faiz Bhora **** Esophagus Faiz Bhora Section # 2  Transfusions and Coagulation Ahmed Mahmoud **** Congenital Heart Disease I-V Bassem Mora **** Trachea Ahmed Mahmoud **** Mitral Valve Ahmed Mahmoud **** Diaphragmatic Hernia Ahmed Mahmoud Section # 3  Thoracic Critical Care Phillip Zaret **** Thoracic Board Review Phillip Zaret **** Cardiomyopathy Jonah Odim **** Assistive Devices Jonah Odim **** Extracorporeal Profusion Jonah Odim **** Cardiac Tumors Jonah Odim **** Transplant Principles and Transplants Jonah Odim **** Aortic Valve Disease Ahmed Mahmoud

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Thoracic Surgery (Clinical Scenarios)
$112.00
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TScs.jpg This unique case-based review of thoracic surgery offers excellent preparation for oral board examinations, which emphasize both general knowledge and case management. Written by recognized experts, the book presents a variety of cases covering the full spectrum of thoracic surgical diseases. Each case begins with the clinical presentation and proceeds to X-ray report, differential diagnosis, CT scan report, diagnosis and recommendation, surgical approach, outcome, and discussion. X-rays, CT scans, bronchoscopic photographs, and other relevant illustrations accompany the text. Some cases include postoperative complications and discussion of the causes, evaluation, and management of these complications. Table of Contents 1.Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor 2. Segmentectomy 3. Epiphrenic Diverticulum 4. Echinococcal disease 5. Spontaneous Pneumothorax 6. Atypical Carcinoid 7. Thyroid Goiter 8. CT Guided Needle Biopsy 9. Zenker’s Diverticulum and Diverticulopexy 10. Lung Transplant and Tracheal Stent 11. Mesothelioma 12. Achalasia and Esophageal Myotomy 13. Osteosarcoma 14. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma 15. Broncholithiasis 16. Parathyroid Adenoma 17. VATS Lobectomy 18. Barrett’s esophagus 19. Aspergilloma 20. Malignant Pleural Effusion 21. Leiomyoma 22. Bronchogenic Cyst 23. Congenital Lobar Emphysema 24. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer 25. Esophageal Perforation 26. Blastomycosis 27. Lymphoma 28. Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma 29. Esophageal Adenocarcinoma - Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy 30. Empyema 31. Typical Carcinoid 32. Neurofibroma 33. Pneumonectomy 34. Esophageal Adenocarcinoma -Transhiatal Esophagectomy 35. Palliative Laser Stent Treatment 36. Foramen of Morgagni Hernia 37. Radiation Pneumonitis 38. Thymic Carcinoma 39. Squmous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus 40. Intralobar Sequestration 41. Bullous Disease 42. Histoplasmosis 43. Synchronous Lung Nodules 44. Achalasia and Esophagectomy 45. Hamartoma 46. Tuberculosis 47. Pleural Fibroma 48. Zenker’s Diverticulum with Previous Left Carotid Endarterectomy 49. Pneumatocele 50. Thymoma 51. Ewing’s Sarcoma 52. Pericardial Cyst 53.Pulmonary Function Test 54. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma 55.Pancoast Tumor 56. Congenital Adenoid Cystic Malformation 57.Teratoma 58. Superior Sulcus Tumor
Thoracic Surgery Syllabus (Instant Download)
$70.00
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syllabus.jpg Compiled from the "Best Of" past courses based on participant feedback. This syllabus (392 pages) is an excellent study guide for the Part 1 examination. Topics covered include: Section # 1  Coronary Artery Disease & Surgery Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Aorta Ahmed Mahmoud **** Thoracic Trauma Ahmed Mahmoud **** Chest Wall Faiz Bhora **** Lung Neoplasms Faiz Bhora **** Mediastinum Faiz Bhora **** Lung Inflammatory Disease Faiz Bhora **** Esophagus Faiz Bhora Section # 2  Transfusions and Coagulation Ahmed Mahmoud **** Congenital Heart Disease I-V Bassem Mora **** Trachea Ahmed Mahmoud **** Mitral Valve Ahmed Mahmoud **** Diaphragmatic Hernia Ahmed Mahmoud Section # 3  Thoracic Critical Care Phillip Zaret **** Thoracic Board Review Phillip Zaret **** Cardiomyopathy Jonah Odim **** Assistive Devices Jonah Odim **** Extracorporeal Profusion Jonah Odim **** Cardiac Tumors Jonah Odim **** Transplant Principles and Transplants Jonah Odim **** Aortic Valve Disease Ahmed Mahmoud

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Thoracic Surgery Home Study Questions and Answers
$60.00
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Optionally add a printed copy shipped to your home or office.
sdscover.jpg This 177 page Q&A format book, edited by a some of our best current and former faculty, covers Thoracic surgery topics and pearls. Detailed answers with analysis for each question is included.
Sample Questions

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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.


“…well worth it. I'll be back”*

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

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