“…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
2019 Dates and Location To Be Announced
The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live May 2018 comprehensive Radiation Oncology Review Course and bring it to you! These video files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection. This review provides senior trainees and/or clinicians in practice a comprehensive update of clinical knowledge and helps prepare them for their Radiation Oncology exams (initial certification and MOC). Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care as well as new concepts, treatments, and imaging approaches. The written exams emphasize anatomy, epidemiology, etiological agents, natural history, pathology, tumor markers, initial clinical evaluation, staging, routes of spread, selection of treatment modality and techniques, surgical and chemotherapy adjuvant treatments, follow-up treatment and evaluation, patterns of failure, and normal tissue effects including complications; all of these areas were addressed in the recorded course. The review also covers the basic principles of radiobiology and physics that are relevant to clinical practice. Included with each Online review is an electronic downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures.
The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live 2016 comprehensive Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics Review Course and bring it to you! These video files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection. This review provides senior trainees and/or clinicians in practice a comprehensive update of clinical knowledge and helps prepare them for their Radiation Oncology exams (initial certification and MOC). Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care as well as new concepts, treatments, imaging applications and the molecular and cellular biology principles on which they are based. Both radiation biology and physics topics are covered.Learn More
Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay **** Interactions of Photons w/Matter **** X-Ray Creation and Delivery **** Photon/Electron Beam Creation and Delivery **** Imaging and Simulation MU Calculation **** Brachytherapy **** Radiation Safety **** Radiation Shielding **** Breast Localization Systems **** Electron Treatment Planning **** Photon Treatment Planning **** IMRT Including ARC **** Treatment Planning Algorithms **** Particles **** Special Procedures **** SBRT **** Measurements and Calibration **** Quality Assurance Physical Interactions and Radiation Chemistry **** Brachytherapy and Radioimmunotherapy **** Oxygen Effects **** LET **** and RBE **** Radioprotectors **** Cell **** Tissue **** and Tumor Kinetics **** Solid Tumor Assay Systems **** Radiation Carcinogenesis DNA Damage and Repair **** Chromosome and Chromatid Damage **** Heritable Effects: Effects on Embryo and Fetus **** Cancer Biology **** Dose and Clinical Response for Normal Tissue
Early Bird Special, Save 10% on Registration fee until April 2
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 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 treatment approach. 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 results of treatment including prognosis and complications.
The course begins with a lecture on critical reasoning skills and communication skills that will be emphasized during the exams to follow. The remainder of the course consists of a series of board-relevant case reviews 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 process followed by faculty critique; 7-10 cases are reviewed in each 30-minute session for a total of 140-200 case reviews per day. Course fees include participating in two complimentary public mock oral exams and observing other participants being examined – learn from doing and from observing. Participants are matched with faculty based on their topic selections. 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. Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to ensure availability. Enter Mock Oral topic preference(s) in the indicated box that appears during the registration process.
Mock Oral Exam Categories
• Gastrointestinal • Gynecologic • Genitourinary • Lymphoma • Breast • CNS • Pediatric • Lung, Soft Tissue, and Bone • Head, Neck, and Skin
- 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.