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
  • Prepare candidates for written board exams
  • Provide practicing physicians with a review and update


  • Home study questions with answers and review
  • Seminar with Powerpoints and lecture-note syllabus
  • Practice test for your written exam

Psychiatry Recertification Review Course Sept. 23-24, 2017 Chicago Now Offering SA Credits!

Price: $480.00
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Designation: The Osler Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed The Osler Institute “Psychiatry Recertification Review” (awarding 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and self-assessment 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) and has approved the program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

This Course will be held at: Holiday Inn Chicago Oak Brook

This is the course to take to help you pass your recertification exam and it also serves as a valuable review of recent developments in the field of psychiatry. Using a combination of didactic lectures, case-based reviews, video vignettes and interactive question and answer sessions, the course will focus on what is necessary to pass the exam and update your knowledge-base. Materials and discussion will emphasize DSM-V- TR vocabulary and definitions. Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and testing strategies, a better understanding of all major mental disorders relevant to the practice of general Psychiatry, and helped them recognize specific areas of knowledge weakness for self-study. A printed syllabus can be pre-ordered for a small additional fee.

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.

Mood Disorders ** Anxiety Disorders ** Psychotic Disorders ** Personality Disorders ** Addiction Psychiatry ** Somatoform Disorders ** Delirium and Dementia ** Sexual Disorders ** Eating Disorders ** Medical Ethics and Law ** Psychotherapy ** Psychopharmacology

Psychiatry MOC Online Review

  Required Physician Participation: Optionally complete a pre-activity self-assessment question set to identify areas of knowledge weakness, then review the audio/video lectures at your own pace. To claim CME/Self-Assessment credit, complete the post-test self-assessment (score of 75% or greater is required) and activity evaluation form to test knowledge gained and its application to your practice.

Offering CME and Self-Assessment credit toward Part 2 of the ABPN MOC program

Recorded live at our Psychiatry MOC review course held October 8 -9, 2016. Audio and accompanying presentations streamed to your phone, tablet, or desktop.

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Psychiatry: 1200 Questions to help you pass the boards

Price: $68.00
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This review book contains 1,200 multiple-choice questions modeled on the types of questions seen in Part 1 of the board certification exam in adult psychiatry. The questions are accompanied by answers and explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

Topics Include:

Psychopathology ** Schizophrenia ** Mood Disorders ** Anxiety Disorders ** Geriatric Psychiatry ** Child Psychiatry ** Consultation Liaison Psychiatry ** Forensic Psychiatry ** Substance Use ** Eating Disorders and Sexual Disorders ** Mental Retardation ** Sleep Disorders ** Personality Disorders ** Psychopharmacology ** Psychotherapy ** Psychology ** Emergency Psychiatry ** Neurology ** Miscellaneous Questions

Authors: Kumar Budur MD (MS), Biju Basil MD, DipPsych, Maju Mathews MD, Manu Mathews MD

Psychiatry for Boards

Price: $72.00
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Psychiatry for the Boards, Second Edition is the most effective test preparation tool for standard clinical psychiatry exams, including the PRITE, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology written exam, recertification exams, and psychiatry questions on the USMLE Steps 2 and 3. The book presents high-yield information and mnemonics in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format. Appendices contain 100 sample Board-type questions and practical exam preparation tips.

Completely updated, with nearly half the chapters rewritten, this edition is DSM-IV-TR compatible and includes new developments in psychopharmacology, neuroscience, and technology. Six new chapters cover human development; ECT, VNS, and DBS; seizure disorders; localized impairment—strokes, brain injuries, and brain tumors; peripheral nerve and muscle disorders; and cranial nerve symptoms and disorders.


  • Effective test preparation tool for standard clinical psychiatry exams, including the PRITE, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology written exam, recertification exams, and psychiatry questions on the USMLE Steps 2 and 3
  • Easy-to-read two-column question-and-answer format: the left-hand column contains core points and questions, the right-hand column contains answers, italicized and underscored mnemonics, key points, and cross-references
  • Appendices contain sample Board-type questions and practical exam preparation tips

Topics Include:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE ** CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY ** CLINICAL NEUROLOGY ** Appendix I: Board Type Questions and Answers ** Appendix II: In Preparation for the Board: Practical Tips

Authors: Wen-Hui Cai MD, PhD, William W. Wang MD, PhD

Psychiatry Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition

Price: $80.00
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Psychiatry Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom: Third Edition contains more than 2,300 quick-hit questions and answers addressing the most frequently tested topics on psychiatry board and in-service examinations. Only the correct answers are given, so only the correct answers can be memorized. The rapid-fire question-and-answer format with check-boxes to mark which questions to come back to lends itself to studying alone or with a partner. Every question in this edition has been carefully evaluated to make sure it is completely up-to-date. The new edition addresses four sections of major importance on the boards: General Information; Psychopathology (such as eating disorders and sleep disorders); Special Topics (such as substance abuse and child psychiatry); and Treatment Modalities.

Topics Include:


Author: Rebecca A. Schmidt, MD

  • 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.