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Anyone heading down to the ho course this next week?
 

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Nope. I'm winging it. If i can't pass this thing without taking a course i need to repeat residency. I'm not being cocky; in fact, i'm scared to death of failing this thing, but i wanna spend my hard-earned money on myself not someone else.
 

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Nope. I'm winging it. If i can't pass this thing without taking a course i need to repeat residency. I'm not being cocky; in fact, i'm scared to death of failing this thing, but i wanna spend my hard-earned money on myself not someone else.
I wish you luck my man i really do. I spent 3k on the HO course and it was unbelievably good. It gave me the knowledge to pass and moreover the confidence to answer any question that those examiners threw at me. The cost of failure was too great for me to leave it to chance.

2K repeat exam fee
3k almost certainly a review course
500 round trip plane fare to destination
300 hotel room stay and incidentals
50K loss of income for not being bd certified
250 escort the night before exam

total cost of failure 56,050

take the friggin Ho review course..
 

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I wish you luck my man i really do. I spent 3k on the HO course and it was unbelievably good. It gave me the knowledge to pass and moreover the confidence to answer any question that those examiners threw at me. The cost of failure was too great for me to leave it to chance.

2K repeat exam fee
3k almost certainly a review course
500 round trip plane fare to destination
300 hotel room stay and incidentals
50K loss of income for not being bd certified
250 escort the night before exam


total cost of failure 56,050

take the friggin Ho review course..
You could do all that or you could just stay in a Holiday Inn the night before.
 

leaverus

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I wish you luck my man i really do. I spent 3k on the HO course and it was unbelievably good. It gave me the knowledge to pass and moreover the confidence to answer any question that those examiners threw at me. The cost of failure was too great for me to leave it to chance.

2K repeat exam fee
3k almost certainly a review course
500 round trip plane fare to destination
300 hotel room stay and incidentals
50K loss of income for not being bd certified
250 escort the night before exam

total cost of failure 56,050

take the friggin Ho review course..
Nah, for me its:

2K repeat exam fee
3K review course next year
400 plane fare + hotel (cheap on expedia)
1000 x 2 = 2000 escort (one blonde, one redhead and not some skanky 250-kind)
No loss of income since my salary isn't really contigent on being board-certified

total cost of failure 7400


Seriously, though, if i can't pass WITHOUT taking this guy's course, what's the point? Supposedly this exam is tough but fair, meaning residency and self-motivated studying should have gotten me to the point where i ought to be able to handle whatever situation they throw my way.
 

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Nah, for me its:

2K repeat exam fee
3K review course next year
400 plane fare + hotel (cheap on expedia)
1000 x 2 = 2000 escort (one blonde, one redhead and not some skanky 250-kind)
No loss of income since my salary isn't really contigent on being board-certified

total cost of failure 7400


Seriously, though, if i can't pass WITHOUT taking this guy's course, what's the point? Supposedly this exam is tough but fair, meaning residency and self-motivated studying should have gotten me to the point where i ought to be able to handle whatever situation they throw my way.
have you checked craigslist lately? you can get a primo.. I mean primo escort college aged.. all american escort for 250.. if you wanna extend her.. maybe 500. but 1000.? are you burning one??

anyway, take the friggin review course. my point is.. the cost of failure is too much.. Not to mention the embarassment of telling all of your colleagues you failed... thats priceless. they will think you are an idiot and wont trust you ever again with any of their patients. You dont want that! trust me.

take the HO course.. OR jensen for that matter.. or board stiff live. Just take something..
 

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Intresting post, looking for partner to work in the course as I was told he give couple of tests to work with a partner, I been practicing with a friend in fellowship and he couldn't get time off,
see you guys in fort
 

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I've taken the Michael Ho orals course. It's the "whole perspective" of the course that is key.

Frankly I got a little bored during lecture. It's a long 2 day course (esp the first day)

But I always tell people the earlier the course, the better to take it. It's a wake up call especially for those in private practice and not in the academic setting.

The key is Michael Ho teachers you "techniques" to navigate through Oral Board responses. Take the course, it's well worth the money. Don't be cheap with your career!

Practice, practice, practice. Get a friend and quiz each other, even over the phone.

Good luck with the orals. When I took the orals in the Fall of 2005, it was the most stressful experience of my life. I literally thought I had failed the exam and I've never failed anything in my life. I got gray hair growing that month waiting. Once I found out I passed, all my gray hair disappeared and hasn't ever returned.
 

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I've taken the Michael Ho orals course. It's the "whole perspective" of the course that is key.

Frankly I got a little bored during lecture. It's a long 2 day course (esp the first day)

But I always tell people the earlier the course, the better to take it. It's a wake up call especially for those in private practice and not in the academic setting.

The key is Michael Ho teachers you "techniques" to navigate through Oral Board responses. Take the course, it's well worth the money. Don't be cheap with your career!

Practice, practice, practice. Get a friend and quiz each other, even over the phone.

Good luck with the orals. When I took the orals in the Fall of 2005, it was the most stressful experience of my life. I literally thought I had failed the exam and I've never failed anything in my life. I got gray hair growing that month waiting. Once I found out I passed, all my gray hair disappeared and hasn't ever returned.
you took it in san fran eh?