Here is my two cents.... I just passed the orals (Yahoo!!!!) and so did about 4 or 5 other people at my institution. None of us did prep courses. There are about 9 people here that are currently examiners or have been at one time - and most of them say the prep courses are not worth the money and time. The makers of these courses are feeding on the fear and anxiety that the test-taker has. They even said that the prep courses can hurt you because your answers start to sound like everyone else that went to the course and examiners HATE this (don't ever say "beat to beat blood pressure" for a reason to place an a-line, or "graded induction"). Here is what I did and most of the others did - we read Yao and Artusio's well written book, and I think a must read is Board Stiff Two - and the main message in this book is to practice, practice, practice - and you can easily accomplish this without an expensive prep course. My buddy also used Faust for oral board prep - and I think that is an excellent idea. I agree with what some others have written, that big blue/red is way to expensive for what you get. Seriously, if you read Faust 2 or 3 times before the writtens, there is NO WAY you won't pass, and this book is probably like 60 dollars. jensen's crap book is close to $1000. The courses are ridiculously expensive.