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- Jan 29, 2014
- Attending Physician
I am looking for a good anesthesia oral board review course. Considering either Dr. Ho's course or the Ultimate Board Prep. Any advice?
It doesn't matter which one you take. Just take one and be sure to do practice exams with a few colleagues or other exam candidates. I took Michael Ho's weekend class and extra 2 day. The weekend course would have been enough since I already had a study partners lined up. I gave MANY exams and took many as well. The more practice, the more confident you will feel on the oral exam day. Good luck.I am looking for a good anesthesia oral board review course. Considering either Dr. Ho's course or the Ultimate Board Prep. Any advice?
Thanks for the information. Has anyone personally attended both courses who could add any additional advice or thoughts?I've heard that both those courses are good. FWIW, I have have one attending that took both and she says in hindsight she would have only done ultimate board prep if she did it over again.
I cannot speak about the Ho course, but I can testify to the Ultimate Board Prep as being a fantastic comprehensive course. I took the Ultimate Board Prep course in February based on some recommendations by friends, and I passed the oral boards on my first try in April. I loved the format. I felt like I had a good grasp on the medical knowledge, and so I needed something to help me express that knowledge quickly in an organized fashion. The course gave me plenty of opportunities to practice talking by doing private exams and public exams (if I volunteered). Most importantly, I think the course helped me learn to prioritize my thoughts and weigh risks of various anesthetic decisions to avoid digging a hole! People tend to get bogged down in material and forget to practice communicating. This was the most valuable part of the course for me: PRACTICE TALKING OVER AND OVER in challenging scenarios with excellent feedback!I am looking for a good anesthesia oral board review course. Considering either Dr. Ho's course or the Ultimate Board Prep. Any advice?