Thoracic Surgery

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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.”

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  • 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

Thoracic Surgery Mock Oral Review Course June 5 – 7, 2018 Chicago

Price: $1,020.00
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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 only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This review will be held at: Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore / 5300 W. Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL, 60077

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, surgical approach, and case management in all essential areas of Thoracic Surgery.  The course covers standard of care relevant cases utilizing a half-hour public mock oral exam with feedback format. The course begins with a lecture on the critical reasoning and communication skills important to passing the Oral Certification exam and that will be emphasized during the mock oral exams to follow.  Participants and faculty review one-on-one 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 for a total of 40-80 case reviews per day.  Course fees include participating in one public mock oral exam and observing others being examined.  Learn from doing and from observing.  You may purchase as many additional public or private mock oral exams as you like; however, availability and topics may be limited within two weeks of the course. Please contact the Osler office prior to that time to insure availability.

bronchogenic cysts ** aortic aneurysms ** chest wall tumors ** pancoast tumors ** septal ruptures ** thoracic trauma ** esophageal surgeries ** cardiac transplants ** mitral valve disease ** lung abscess ** parapneumonic effusion ** tracheal strictures and tumors ** cardiac tumors ** lung cancer ** emphysema and bullous disease ** pneumothorax ** congenital heart disease ** mediastinal masses ** ventricular aneurysms  ** mesothelioma ** thoracic duct tumors ** chylothorax ** aortic dissection ** CABG

Thoracic Surgery Online Review 2016


The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live November 2016 comprehensive Thoracic Surgery Review Course and bring it to you! These Video/Audio files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection, watch or listen to on your phone, computer – your learning experience is almost like being at the live activity, but without travel costs and time away from your practice. Included with each Online review is an electronic downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures.

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Thoracic Surgery Lecture Review November 16 – 18, 2018 Dallas

Price: $1,020.00
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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 only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course Will be held at: Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Market Center

The Thoracic Surgery Review is a 3-day seminar consisting of: didactic lectures (with searchable e-syllabus containing PDFs of all PowerPoint presentations), embedded questions all topics and two dedicated Q&A sessions; PLUS participants receive free of charge, a self-directed study guide containing 550 multiple-choice questions with answers and detailed explanations. This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your Thoracic Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, this course provides a good review for your ABTS exams as well as providing a thorough review for physicians in practice.  Many of our previous participants found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principle areas covered by Thoracic Surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for further study.

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.

Thoracic Surgery: Chest Wall ** Mediastinum ** Congenital Lung ** Diaphragmatic Hernias ** Pulmonary Neoplasms ** Pulmonary Infections ** Trachea ** Esophagus ** Thoracic Trauma ** Critical Care: Cardiac Critical Care ** Pulmonary Critical Care ** Metabolic Alterations ** Coagulation Disorders ** Transfusions ** Pediatric Management ** Cardiac Surgery: Mitral Valve Disease ** Aortic Valve Disease ** Coronary Artery Disease ** Coronary Artery Surgery ** Thoracic Aorta ** Cardiac Tumors ** Cardiomyopathy ** Extracorporeal Perfusion Congenital Heart Disease: Tetralogy of Fallout ** Septal Defects ** Double Outlet Right Ventricle ** Arteriosus and Coarctation ** Univentricular Heart ** Coronary Artery Anomalies ** Hypoplastic Left Heart ** Neoplasms of the Heart

Thoracic Surgery Course on MP3 USB July 2015 Edition

Price: $290.00
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Learn on the go – with nearly 18 hours of material recorded at our live review courses.  The Osler Institute utilizes state of the art equipment to record each of our review courses. Then, based on participant feedback, compiles a set of lectures including the top ranked speakers for each of the topics covered. Each USB Drive includes the lectures in MP3 format – listen to on your phone, computer, or load onto your MP3 player.

Topics Covered: Congenital Heart Disease ** Diaphragmatic Hernias ** Trachea ** Transfusions and Coagulation Disorders ** Thoracic Trauma ** Cardiac Tumors ** Aortic Valve Disease ** Mitral Valve Diseases ** Assist Devices ** Transplantations Principles ** Extracorporal Profusion ** Cardiomyopathy ** Chest Wall ** Mediastinum ** Esophagus ** Pulmonary Neoplasms ** Pulmonary Infections ** Coronary Artery Surgery and Disease ** Thoracic Critical Care Cases

Included with each review is an electronic copy of the syllabus that corresponds with the audio lectures.
  • 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.