August Course Registrant Information Page

Before the course...

To assist you with your planning, we have provided the important start and end times in EST:

ABOG Oral Exam Candidates:

  • 8:00 am EST – Tuesday, August 13th, 2024 - Oral Exam Workshop held virtually via Zoom
  • 6:45 am EST - Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 - Course check-in
    7:00 am EST – Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 - Announcements
  • 3:15 pm EST – Sunday, August 18th, 2024 – Course adjourns

AOBOG Oral Exam, ABOG and AOBOG Written Exam Candidate Candidates and those coming for a review:

  • 6:45 am EST - Course check-in
    7:00 am EST – Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 - Announcements
  • 3:15 pm EST – Sunday, August 18th, 2024 – Course adjourns

Note:  After July 17th a change in course modality by the registrant will incur a $250 changeover fee.  You will be invoiced for this amount and once payment has been made, we will switch you over.

    COURSE SCHEDULE: 

    5-Day Review Course Schedule - Download here
    Note:  a course schedule will be included in your course binder

    MAHEC INFO: 

    Before registration for our August ABC Course is finalized, the below link must be completed with our Accreditation Provider (MAHEC).  Once you have opened the link, simply click the blue “Register” box in the top right of the page, and select your session type (either In Person, or Live Webinar).  Then select your credit type – either Written, ABOG Oral, or AOBOG oral (If you are a review candidate, please select the Written category).  Then select “Registration for free credit’, how you heard about this event, and “add to cart.” Follow the prompts to checkout, and once completed, you will receive an email that you are successfully registered. **Please note two items on the last page before submission. First, we recommend the pin number that you choose be the last 4 digits of your phone number as you will be using this pin number again during the course for your daily attestation links. Second, there is a cancellation policy that you must check as the last step before registration submission with MAHEC.  This does not apply to our registrants, as you are not paying for CME, and our cancellation policy supersedes this policy. However, the box still must be clicked for your registration with MAHEC to be finalized. You will receive a confirmation email from MAHEC once your registration with them is complete.  Please contact kelly@americasboardreview.com with any questions.   

    Registration Link:  

    LIVE IN-PERSON ATTENDEES

    COURSE LOCATION:

    MOUNTAIN AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER
    121 Hendersonville Road
    Asheville, NC 28803-2868

    During the course we are going to enjoy catering from a wonderful local Asheville caterer for breakfast and lunch - please let us know any dietary restrictions that you have no later than July 25th (email to kelly@americasboardreview.com) so that we can let the catering company know.
    Asheville is committed to being green - please feel free to bring your own water bottle to enjoy filtered water at the course.  There will also be coffee, tea, and soft drinks.  

    COURSE HOTEL:

    Recommended Hotel in Asheville:
    Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore (Clickable link)
    115 Hendersonville Road
    Asheville, NC 28803
    Phone+1 828-274-1800

    The Doubletree is walkable to the event site. They will also provide a shuttle on Wed - Fri. that will take Doubletree guests to the event site at the top of the hill (from the hotel) in the morning, and back in the evening.  Shuttle schedule 

    Shuttle Bus - TBD

    Date

    Departure from Double Tree

    Pick up at MAHEC

    Additional hotels in walkable proximity -

    • Hampton Inn & Suites (117 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC)
    • Holiday Inn & Suites (186 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC)

    Asheville Airport, here is a link to ground transportation options upon arrival: GT_Card_09-29-21 (flyavl.com)

    For those driving to the MAHEC Event Space (not staying at a walkable hotel), there will be parking available - please just follow-up the event signs for parking at 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

    Course Binder

    A reminder that your binder weighs in at over 10 lbs. and we will provide a carrying bag to make it easy to transport while at the course. 

      VIRTUAL COURSE ATTENDEES

      WEBEX PLATFORM: User's Guide

      Link for 5-day course - 

      Meeting number: 
      Password: 

      MAHEC IT support will open the room 20-30 minutes prior to each day's lecture.

      Webex Tech Check with MAHEC staff: 

      The Webex Tech Check will be on .  Use the same link for 5-day course (above).   

       

      ADDITIONAL INFO

      TUESDAY WORKSHOP INFO FOR ABOG ORAL EXAM CANDIDATES:

      TUESDAY - August 13, 2024 - Workshop Schedule

      ACCESSING ALL ONLINE PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES VIA LITMOS LMS:

      • ABOG Oral: Structured Cases Set of 85
      • AOBOG Oral: Structured Cases Set of 85, OMM, Clinical Scenarios
      • Written Exam: Test Taking Skills Course, Written Questions Online, Practice Exam, Q Banks 
      • Review, Recertification, MOC and Other: Test Taking Skills Course, Written Questions Online, Practice Exam

        Litmos - our Online User’s Guide to ABC’s Learning Management System

        • Upon purchase you will receive log-in information from: americasboardreviewcourse.litmos.com.
        • Your USERNAME will be your email address. You will then be asked to create a PASSWORD.
        • Once an account has been created you will be given access to your Course Library - Bookmark this link! You cannot access this through the ABC website.
        • View the modules tab on the dashboard to view a list of videos within the course.
        • The additional references tab contains downloadable documents.
        • You can also stream through any device by downloading the Litmos app. Use domain name: americasboardreviewcourse.

            Test Taking Skills Online Course

            Have you ever scored less than 200 on your CREOGs? If so, you could be in danger of failing your written board exam.  The greatest success stories come from registrants who take advantage of our live course plus the Test Taking Skills Course Online. The Online Skills course teaches you how to take a test and when you arrive at our live Interactive Course you will implement these new methods in daily faculty facilitated sessions. 

              Peer Review Network - Course Roster

              ABC embraces and encourages networking with your colleagues.  No one knows better what you're going through than your peers.  Therefore, we would like to include you in our Peer Review Network for the review course.  The roster of each attendee will include name and email.  Please contact Melissa Krauss by July 14th if you do not wish to be included.   

              Once the course has started...

              Earning CME Category I Credit Hours:  

              Please note that we are required by MAHEC to take attendance multiple times daily to verify CME credit. It is also imperative that you sign in each day and fill out your MAHEC attestation link each day during the course.  

              Attestation Links - coming soon

              After the course...

              Obtaining CME Credit Hours

              Please make sure that you have completed all of your daily MAHEC attestation links. Approximately 1-2 weeks after the review course you will receive an email from MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center). In this email, there will be a link to complete a MAHEC evaluation. Once the MAHEC evaluation is complete you will be able to click on your CME certificate.  For your reference, information on this process is located here.

              If after 3 weeks you do not receive the email from MAHEC or if you have any questions about CME, please contact Kelly Friesen, ABC's CME Coordinator at kelly@americasboardreview.com.

              MAHEC CME ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT STATEMENT

              STAFF INFORMATION:

              STAFF NAME DEPARTMENT EMAIL
              Amos Adelowo ABC Course Director amosadelowo@americasboardreview.com
              Kelly Friesen Director of Events, Logistics & CME/D3 Session Service kelly@americasboardreview.com
              Melissa Krauss Candidate Services Administrator/ABOG Mock Orals

              melissask@americasboardreview.com

              Janine Bennis Director of Sales & Residency Liaison janine@americasboardreview.com
              Samantha Haworth Administrative Assistant samantha@americasboardreview.com
              Jon Collazo Administrative Assistant jonathan@americasboardreview.com
              Gloria Filebark Director of Finance gloria@americasboardreview.com