ABC offers several optional Evening Sessions that will enhance the daily lectures and target specific areas of interest. We also offer a Workshop during this course that will help you prepare optimally for your written exam. These evening sessions and workshops are listed on your course schedule and we have given you a brief description of each below. There are additional fees for workshops and those are listed below as well. Please note that there is no additional charge to attend evening sessions.
Day 1 – Wednesday evening
The Osteopathic Oral Exam - (6:30-8:00) taught by Dr. Das is a must for those taking their AOBOG oral board exam and strongly recommended for those taking their ABOG oral exams. She will briefly walk through the osteopathic specific features pertaining to each of the ten core topics. The bulk of her lecture is presenting each of the ten core topics in a manner similar to the exam and collectively figuring out the answers. You will be ever so grateful, as hopefully then your test is just a déjà vu experience.
No additional fee!
Day 2 – Thursday evening
Written Test Taking Skills Workshop - (5:15-9:15) If you have scored marginally on your CREOGS or failed your written boards, then you DEFINITELY need to take this workshop. Also, if you just simply want to achieve the score you know you deserve, then this is a wise investment. Martin and Jane Jolley of Jolley Test Prep have created, specifically for ABC participants, a four hour evening workshop. This workshop will help you identify possible error patterns in your processing of questions as well as help you develop a logical, systematic and thoughtful method for answering questions in timely fashion. They will also address other concerns such as reading difficulties and test taking anxieties. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have a focused strategy for answering questions and a method for monitoring your test-taking accuracy.
Additional fee: $400.00
Day 3 – Friday evening
The ABOG Oral Exam - (6:00-7:30) Evening Session lecture really should be mandatory rather than optional for anyone taking their ABOG oral board exam. It would be "good for you" even if you're taking your written exam to see what's down the pipe. We will review the content and the format of the exam. You really don't want to be blindsided walking into this test. Forewarned is forearmed.
The Case List Construction Tips - Evening Session is targeted to those ABOG oral board candidates who were unable to attend the case list workshop and for those workshop attendees who just want to sit back and smile -- but keep those "got it, done that, piece of cake" comments to yourself. Dr. Das will discuss the basics of how to construct your case list. She will review the pros/cons of the case list software products, the summary sheets, pitfalls in completing each section, and conclude with the ideal features of a well constructed case list. Don't forget to bring your case list!
Verizon Case List Construction - (7:30-8:30) hands down is the most popular session for those preparing for their oral boards. This is a fantastic opportunity and culmination of all the skills learned this week. You may present your nightmare case list construction dilemma to the whole group. Collectively we'll strategize on the best way to construct that case that had you stumped! Don't forget to bring your case list!
No additional fee!
Day 4 – Saturday evening
The Written Exam Tips - (6:00-7:30) Evening Session is worth having a late dinner. Heck, have your cake and eat it too; we don’t mind if you eat your carry out during the lecture. This is recommended for anyone taking their ABOG or AOBOG written exam. We will walk through the format and content of the written board, but the majority of the lecture is on strategy in taking a written test. Certainly the most valuable and tried and true portion is a system for how to analyze your performance and predict how you will do on your test. We have witnessed mind-boggling success from candidates who had previously failed, scoring 10-30 points higher once they incorporate this system. Better yet, take no chances. Even if you’ve always done well on exams, you can do even better. Dr. Das practices what she preaches. She improved a standard deviation (that’s 20 points!) on the CREOG in-service training exam utilizing these techniques. You won't want to miss it!