That would be nice! COVID is picking up at my shop, don’t see it slowing down much this fall/winter during flu season either. I hope they’re not sitting on their asses just waiting to see if Pfizer’s vaccine comes out & makes it better by January, but I wouldnt be surprised if they were.My guess is - video oral boards and no OSCE.
I'm surprised waive the applied exam petition is not on fire yet. Saw 275 signed so far.
Please sign and share if you have not!
not sure why its not picking up. probably because patient are getting burnt out on covid related anything in many areas of the country. though it doesnt even have to be anesthesiologists, share to everyone!
It would’ve been nice had they arranged virtual MUCH earlier on, but I’ll take it! I just hope they give us our test date a little later then 3 months out. Some of us have crazy schedules/kids at home & do most of their studying on call (I.e me), but at least they’re moving in the right direction now.I’m curious too how they want us to do the virtual OSCE and whether or not we have to dress up for the camera? Or maybe we do the zoom thing and just dress up the top half.
I’m willing to bet they do virtual for your class too. It really should’ve been done years ago imho.Happy they finally did this to assure all the 2020 oral hoard class gets this done.
However, all of us about to register next month for t he 2021 exam are in complete limbo. I wish they would just commit to virtual exams for the entirety of 2021, feels like the same run around for our class.
Not surprised. ABA must feel like they need to deflect some of the inevitable issues they’ll have in December.Is anyone here one of the lucky 88 that get to beta test this virtual exam in December? Apparently if you do that and fail it in December, you're able to take it in the spring with everyone else, no penalties.
You may actually have a real, working anesthesiologist testing you if they’re doing it before work, which is probably a good thing! (Compared to the academic, armchair warriors)
Are you guys happy with assigned date/time? Any luck with getting it changed?
Also how are you guys studying for it and for how long?
Are there people taking it in december this year still?
As challenging and stressful this year has been, I have to say it flew by. I cant believe we are in mid November already.
are you interested in studying for oral boards together? I will be taking oral boards next year , I need a study buddy. Please let me. ThanksHi everyone! I will be taking my oral boards this coming year and wanted to know how you all prepared. I keep hearing about UBP. Is that a textbook or just stems and answers? I've heard about the Ho course, is that worth it? Is his review book good? Thanks!!
Most jobs have a time limit for board certification (2-7 years).
Board eligibility is now “ in ABA examination system”
There will always be a position in BFE that wants a body or AMC that would overlook the certification
As of right now the virtual OSCE is exactly like it has always been except there is no Ultrasound portion. You can see the updated outline on the ABA website. There are example scenarios on the website too. lots of prep options out there that are fairly cheap for OSCE portion if so inclined.Has there been any updates on the content of the osce? Or anything to guide us in how to prepare? Or are people just studying the old OSCE content. Or is all that info pending...
Can you or anyone provide a link? Was hunting around the website but didn't see anything. ThxAs of right now the virtual OSCE is exactly like it has always been except there is no Ultrasound portion. You can see the updated outline on the ABA website. There are example scenarios on the website too. lots of prep options out there that are fairly cheap for OSCE portion if so inclined.
Results are up for anyone who took the test on the 18th.Any idea how the logistics of receiving the prompts will work this year? Specifically interested in whether you will be able to glance at the prompt while answering the questions and/or write down notes during the period you’re given to read the prompt.
Results are up for anyone who took the test on the 18th.
For the SOE - the prompts pop up automatically, and remains alongside another window next to it where examiners will be. You'll be able to see it at all times. I don't think I looked back. You can take notes.
For the OSCE - mostly the same thing for the virtual patients/surgeon or whatever. The prompts disappeared for the physiologic stuff - but they did warn that they would disappear.
One of my practice board examiners said one of his former residents was told he needed to take it again, so yeah, they are failing people still.anyone aware of anyone who failed the 18th exam ? lol
also do they tell us how many of each type of osce questions there are? in terms of ethical vs TEE vs monitors... or is it completely random. can get 7 ethical stations and zero tee/monitor? or is it same for everyone.. for those who failed, osce do they tell us why you failed or do they give you a big F and thats it
Would not be surprised if there is some form of NDA, but is there anyone here who has taken the virtual exam who can share their experience. All I really want to know is if the process was smooth and seamless. And how sterile my test area needs to be. (My office area in my apartment is also doubling as my gym, and I already know I’ll have to take down my second monitor.)
One of my practice board examiners said one of his former residents was told he needed to take it again, so yeah, they are failing people still.
Also it’s been a real treat practicing on Skype and having my audio cut out right when I say something critical to answering the question. Please jerbus let the sound quality be okay on Zoom.
7 years. 3x has be scrapped for 7 years since your residency graduation. So possibly can be 7x