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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
Plastic surgery Online Review 2016 Edition
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Utilizing audio/video material recorded at our Live April 21-26, 2016 comprehensive Pediatric Review Course.  The Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. These audio files are stored "in the cloud" so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection – your learning experience is almost like being at the live activity , but without travel costs and time away from your practice.

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Plastic Surgery Mock Oral Review November 6-8, 2017 Phoenix
Please select your registration type, hotel room requirements, and the number of additional mock oral exams you wish to purchase (private and/or public), if any.

Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: A location yet to be determined.

Hone your critical reasoning and communication skills in an intensive 3-day mock oral review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of plastic surgery. It is also an opportunity to review and revise your case books. Participants and faculty review face-to-face in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board process followed by faculty critique and audience response; 2-4 cases are reviewed in each 30 minute session. Participants will observe a total of 40 to 80 cases per day. Reviews are followed by questions regarding data gathering and image interpretation, diagnosis, treatment, technical aspects, and outcome. Participants learn by doing and by observing other participants’ exams. In private mock oral sessions, participants can choose to review their own case books or unknown cases presented by the examiner.

Course fees include you doing two half-hour, public mock oral exams and one half-hour, private mock oral exam to review your case books. Participants may purchase additional public or private mock oral sessions; however, faculty availability may be limited within two weeks of the course. Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to insure availability.

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Plastic Surgery Orals: A Suggested Plan of Attack

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Plastic Surgery Orals: A Suggested Plan of Attack
provides a comprehensive system to prepare for the final step in board certification. It offers guidelines for the preparation of personalized study sheets as well as a focused, board oriented review of the most pertinent information on core plastic surgery topics. It is organized by the main categories of board In addition to a streamlined review of relevant topics, the book also offers a reliable system for presenting practical, safe answers for plastic surgery oral board examination. In an effective and simple way the book suggests a board oriented mantra of how to organize your thought process, keep your wits about you and maintain algorithmic clarity in your presentation, which is critical on this fast paced oral examination.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Second Edition

PSPW Maximize Your Plastic Surgery Board Exam Score!
This powerful, results-oriented study guide delivers everything you need to improve knowledge, confidence, and recall. Featuring a rigorous quick-hit Q&A format consisting of short clinical questions with concise answers, this is truly your most effective weapon when preparing for plastic surgery in-service and board exams.

The unique question and single-answer format of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Board Review, 2e eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and reinforces only the answers you need to know on exam day. Enhanced by 18 new chapters and covering all core competences found on the board exam, the book emphasizes distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential to exam success. This high-yield review is the perfect complement to larger texts and delivers an intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before the exam.

6000+ rapid-fire questions cover all the core competencies on the plastic surgery board exam
18 NEW CHAPTERS, including ones on liposuction, otoplasty, facial augmentation, head and neck reconstruction, and melanoma
Over 100 illustrations and images, including important surgical techniques
Thoroughly updated by a nationwide team of expert contributors

Table of contents
Contributors Preface 1. Strategies for Studying 2. History of Plastic Surgery
AESTHETIC SURGERY 3. Periorbital Region 4. Blepharoplasty 5. Chemodenervation (Botulinum Toxin Type A [BoNT-A]) 6. Brow Lift 7. Face-Lift (Rhytidectomy) 8. Otoplasty 9. Rhinoplasty 10. Skin Resurfacing 11. Chemical Peels 12. Alloplastic Augmentation of the Facial Skeleton 13. Lasers 14. Injectable Fillers 15. Hair Removal/Hair Transplantation 16. Body Contouring 17. Suction Lipectomy
BREAST 18. Breast Anatomy/Embryology 19. Breast Augmentation 20. Breast Implant Efficacy and Safety 21. Breast Cancer 22. Expander-Implant and Nipple-Areolar Reconstruction 23. Breast Reconstruction: Autogenous Tissue 24. Breast Reconstruction: Alternative Flaps 25. Breast Reconstruction: Microsurgery 26. Gynecomastia 27. Nipple-Areolar Reconstruction 28. Breast Reduction and Mastoplexy
HAND AND EXTREMITIES 29. Hand Anatomy/Embryology 30. Anesthesia 31. Hand Tumors 32. Infections of the Hand 33. Dupuytren Contracture 34. Nerve Compression Syndromes 35. Fractures/Dislocations 36. Tendon Injuries 37. The Perionychium 38. Rheumatoid Hand 39. Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injuries 40. Brachial Plexus 41. Tendon Transfers 42. Wrist Kinematics 43. Replantation 44. Toe-to-Hand Transfer 45. Nerve Injury/Repair
HEAD AND NECK 46. Facial Trauma 47. Facial Nerve Anatomy and Paralysis 48. Facial Paralysis: Static and Dynamic Treatment 49. Head and Neck Embryology 50. Heal and Neck Cancer 51. Salivary Gland Tumors 52. Head and Neck Reconstruction 53. Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 54. Local and Regional Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction
INTEGUMENT 55. Benign Skin Lesions 56. Malignant Skin Lesions 57. Melanoma
PEDIATRICS 58. Craniofacial Syndromes 59. Craniosynostosis 60. Cleft Lip and Palate 61. Valopharyngeal Incompetence/Insufficiency (VIP) 62. Pharyngoplasty/Pharyngeal Flaps/Speech Therapy 63. Distraction Osteogenesis 64. Orthognathic Surgery 65. Congenital Ear Deformities 66. Congenital Nevi/Tissue Explansion 67. Congenital Breast 68. Congenital Hand Surgery 69. Hemangiomas 70. Vascular Anomalies
RECONSTRUCTION 71. Wound Healing/Keloids 72. Principles of Skin Grafting 73. Basics of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 74. Flaps 75. Microsurgery 76. Perforator Flaps 77. Burn Care
78. Ear Reconstruction 79. Aesthetic and Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery 80. Nasal Reconstruction 81. Mandibular Reconstruction 82. Scalp and Calvarial Reconstruction 83. Lip Reconstruction 84. Tongue Reconstruction 85. Chest and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 86. Lymphedema 87. Sternal Wound Reconstruction 88. Lower Extremity Reconstruction - Soft Tissue Concepts 89. Lower Extremity Reconstruction - Orthopedic Concepts 90. Genitourinary Reconstruction 91. Pressure Sores
GENERAL TOPIES 92. Basic Statistical Methods 93. High-Yield Questions/Answers

Author comments

Samuel J. Lin, MD, FACS Site Director, Combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Assistant Professor of Surgery Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

John B. Hijjawi, MD, FACS Assistant Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Director of Breast Reconstruction Program Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
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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 per day charge to cover the cost of the meeting space, food and beverage package plus associated fees and taxes; costs may vary by location. Said costs are all included in the Osler room block rate along with applicable room taxes.

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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