The Osler Institute

Excellence In Continuing Medical Education


“…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.


  • Increase basic knowledge and clinical skills
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update
  • Prepare candidates for otolaryngology board exams


  • Self-directed study with questions and answers
  • Seminar with slides and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice exams for your written and oral boards

Otolaryngology Online Review


Recorded live at our Otolaryngology review course held August 6th -11th, 2016. Audio and accompanying presentations streamed to your phone, tablet, or desktop.

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Otolaryngology Review April 7-12, 2018 Chicago with Optional (extra) Day of Mock Orals

Price: $920.00
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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this Live activity for a maximum of 60 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

A Didactic Review for Qualifying and Recertification Exams as well as Oral Certification Exam

This comprehensive review is designed to help you pass your Otolaryngology exams as well as to update your clinical knowledge base.   Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating new concepts and treatments.  This 6-day didactic course includes lectures that review the entire field of Otolaryngology. As a result, it provides a good review for the ABOto Qualifying and Recertification exams, the Oral Certification exam, and a thorough update for practicing physicians. The course includes didactic lectures with complimentary, searchable e-syllabus (PowerPoint presentations and notes) as well as case review sessions and multiple-choice board style questions.

Optional (extra) day of Mock Orals

Pass your oral certifying exam by honing your critical reasoning and evaluation skills in an intensive day of case reviews designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis and for surgical approaches. You receive one complimentary 30 min public Mock Oral session with registration for the extra day.  When not participating in your own mock oral you will have the opportunity to view others perform. Participants and faculty meet one-on-one in a half-hour simulation of the oral board exam. You may request intermittent critiques or a straight exam followed by a critique.

Mock Oral Exam Topics: 
 General Otolaryngology ** Head and Neck Surgery ** Otology ** Facial Plastic ** Reconstructive Surgery
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.

Aesthetic Surgery - Blepharoplasty ** Chemical Peel ** Facial Rejuvenation ** Otoplasty ** Rhinoplasty ** Nasal Recon ** Laser Surgery ** Clinical Sciences - Anesthesiology ** Endocrinology ** Infectious Diseases ** Radiology ** Systemic Diseases ** Head And Neck - Facial Anomalies ** Maxillofacial Trauma ** Nose and Sinuses ** Oral Cavity ** Pharynx and Larynx ** Salivary Glands ** Trachea and Esophagus ** Pediatric Otolaryngology  - Caustics & Foreign Bodies ** Laryngeal Anomalies ** Pediatric Tumors ** Respiratory Obstruction ** Basic Sciences - Allergy and Immunology ** Anatomy ** Embryology ** Genetics and Other ** Physiology ** Otology - Audiology ** Base of Skull Surgery ** Facial Nerve ** Otologic Medicine ** Temporal Bone Surgery ** Pathology -Bone and Soft Tissue ** Ear and Temporal Bone ** Oral Cavity ** Salivary Glands ** Thyroid and Parathyroid ** Upper Respiratory

Otolaryngology Mock Oral Review April 11-13, 2018 Chicago

Price: $720.00
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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this Live activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will be held at: a location yet to be determined

Pass your oral qualifying exam by honing your critical reasoning and evaluation skills in an intensive 3-day case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, developing a management plan, and surgical approach, if required, in all pertinent areas of otolaryngology. This course is given in the exam city, immediately preceding the oral exams.  The course begins with a lecture on critical reasoning skills 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 review one-on-one in a 25-minute simulation of the oral board exam. You may request intermittent critiques or a straight exam followed by a critique. Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam for each course day and observing others being examined. Participants may purchase additional mock orals if desired (public or private); however, availability may be limited within two weeks of the start of the course. Enter Mock Oral topic preference(s) in indicated box when registering.

  Mock Oral Exam Topics:

  • General Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Facial Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgery

Otolaryngology Clinical Case Studies: Oral Board Exam Review

Price: $100.00
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Peter S. Roland, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and 28 contributors have assembled 78 cases (enhanced with 27 instructive images) with systematic analysis to help you prepare for the Oral Board exam. This book describes the most important clinical situations and gives step-by-step analysis of the various possible diagnoses, leading to the correct diagnostic conclusion. This is followed by an explanation of the appropriate treatment.

Topics Include:

  • Chapter 1 – Otology
  • Chapter 2 – Head and Neck
  • Chapter 3 – General Otolaryngology
  • Chapter 4 – Laryngology
  • Chapter 5 – Pediatric
  • Chapter 6 – Rhinology
  • Chapter 7 – Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Otolaryngology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition

Price: $99.00
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Pearls of Wisdom: Otolaryngology Board Review, 3rd edition is a quick-hit question and answer review for the otolaryngology boards.The unique question and correct-answer-only format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and eliminates the possibility of an incorrect answer staying in your mind.


  • Emphasizes distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success
  • NEW more than 3800 questions
  • NEW chapter organization allows you to easily focus on specific topics relevant to the boards
  • NEW surgical and clinical images Covers core content relevant to the American Board of Otolaryngology exam outline

Topics Include:

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Basic Science
Chapter 2: Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures
Chapter 3: Diseases, Disorders, and Conditions
Chapter 4: Pharmacology
Chapter 5: Basic Surgical Concepts
Chapter 6: Specific Surgical Procedures
Chapter 7: Gerneral Topics

Author:  Mary Talley Bowden, MD, currently practices at Memorial Northwest Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Associates.  She has a particular interest in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, nasal and sinus disease and pediatric ENT disorders.

  • 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.