Hone your critical reasoning and evaluation skills in a case review course designed to help you zero in on what is most clinically relevant for diagnosis, developing a management plan, and treatment approach in all essential Areas of Radiation Oncology. 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 treatment results, including prognosis complications.
The course opens with a lecture presentation on the critical reasoning and communication skills essential to passing the Oral Certification exam, which will be emphasized in the recorded mock orals available for viewing. The recorded mock orals cover standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour mock oral exam with feedback format. In addition, participant volunteers and some of our best faculty were recorded in 25-minute virtual simulations of the Oral Board process, followed by faculty critique. The recorded material covers all required topic areas.
Faculty, Planner, and Reviewer Disclosure Declaration
In compliance with the Standards, Guidelines, and Ethical opinions of the ACCME, AAMC, and AMA, The Osler Institute requires that anyone with input into the planning or presentation of Continuing Medical Education activities provided or jointly provided by The Osler Institute must disclose to the program audience any relevant financial relationships with companies or organizations about whose products or services they are discussing in their presentations. Copies of the Faculty Disclosure Forms will be available during this program.
The following faculty/planners/reviewers disclosed a relevant financial relationship(s).
The following faculty/planners/reviewers listed no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.
Awan Musaddiq, MD
Dukaglin Blakaj, MD PhD
Bhaswanth Dhanireddy, MD
Jillian R Gunther, MD, PhD
William A Hall, MD
Nikhil Joshi, MD
Kiran A Kumar, MD, MBA
Victor Mangona, MD
Ramji R Rajendran, MD, PhD
Stephen Rosenberg, MD, MS
Jeff Ryckman, MD, MSMP
Hina Saeed, MD
Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD
Scott R Silva, MD
Lisa Singer, MD
Todd Swanson, MD, PhD†
Vladimir Valakh, MD
Joseph Selliken, MD†
Faculty, Faculty Planners (*), and Reviewers (†)
The Osler Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Osler Institute designates this other activity (recorded case reviews plus real-time virtual one-on-one interaction with Faculty) 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.
Required Physician Participation:
Review the audio/video lectures at your own pace. To claim CME credit, Learners must complete an activity evaluation to attest to the knowledge gained, its application to their practice, and the time spent in the activity.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to perform the following for cancers of the eight ABR defined anatomical categories: • Describe the anatomy, epidemiology/etiologic agents, and natural history • Explain the pathology and use of tumor markers in determining therapy • Describe the initial clinical evaluation, staging, and routes of disease spread (local and distant) • Outline potential treatment modalities, including optimum beam and radiation sources, volume and dose calculations, as well as fractionation as appropriate for a case scenario • Describe the application of brachytherapy or use of multimodality therapies, including sequence, interactions, and specific agents if warranted • Discuss follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects • Review the use of palliative care for brain, hepatic and skeletal lesions • Summarize ethical issues, patient safety, and quality assurance pertinent to individual cases
ABR Oral Exam Information
Taking an ABR oral exam? Here’s an informative video about the process.