Course details...

In order to make your travel plans (location and format TBD) we have listed the following important start and end times:

  • 7:15am (EST) – Friday, November 19th, 2021 - Registration begins
  • 3:00pm (EST) – Sunday, November 21st, 2021 – Course adjourns

COURSE SCHEDULE:

2021 3-Day Schedule 



HOTEL INFORMATION:

The Course will be held at the Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park Hotel 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. A discounted rate of $89/night is available to all ABC November Course Registrants.  You may use this link or call the hotel directly at 1-786-594-2817 to make your reservation.

    • The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Call the hotel at 704-527-9650 to request a shuttle when you arrive in baggage claim. 
    • Internet access is free to all hotel guests booked in the ABC block.
    • Our hotel block expires on October 25th. After this date, we may still be able to honor the discounted rate but cannot guarantee it.
    • Amenities include a fitness center and indoor/outdoor pool.  

 
Submission of 1-2 Case(s)

During the afternoon sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to present their “nightmare” case or problem situation to the group and have them assist in coming up with the best defense strategy. We use this as a way to stimulate group discussion about how to prepare the case list and how to think like an examiner. In prior years, this has been one of the most popular portions of the course!  Faculty will provide feedback at the end.  Please type in the information directly from your case list into the template (Download the Office Template or the Surgical Cases Template). Be sure to include your name and then email your case directly to Jennifer Hastings at jennifer@americasboardreview.com.

Course Binder & USBLink to Purchase
A reminder that you will receive a binder and we will provide a carrying bag to make it easy to transport while at the course.  Also, we will have contents of the course binder available to purchase on a flash drive.  The cost of the flash drive is $45 and will contain both a pdf and word document file.  We have provided a link to the thumb drive product page   Deadline is 11/6 

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 Jennifer Hastings (below) by November 5th if you do not wish to be included.    

Thesis Review with Dr. Modest - Link
Candidates will have the opportunity to meet on Friday evening, November 19th or Saturday morning, November 20th with our highly experienced epidemiologist and biostatistician, Dr. Anna Modest on how best to prepare you for defending your thesis. Dr. Modest will review your thesis prior to your 1/2 hr session during the course.  Contact Jennifer Hastings at jennifer@americasboardreview.com.

After the course...

Obtaining CME Credit Hours
Approximately 1-2 weeks after the review course you will receive an email from MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center).  For your reference, information on obtaining CME hrs are located here.  

If after 4 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

Mock Orals - Link to Purchase
ABC highly recommends you combine our content review with mock orals. Each telephone session is 45 minutes in length.  To schedule your mock orals we recommend you contact us 2-3 week prior. For more information, contact Jennifer Hastings at jennifer@americasboardreview.com 

ACCESSING COURSE RECORDINGS AND PRODUCTS VIA LITMOS LMS:

If you purchased any of our online additional products (FPMRS Structured Cases, Study Design & Statistical Methods, ABOG Case List Construction Online for FPMRS) are provided below :

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.

      STAFF INFORMATION:

      STAFF NAME DEPARTMENT EMAIL
      Amos Adelowo FPMRS Course Director amosadelowo@americasboardreview.com
      Jennifer Hastings FPMRS Services & Online Products  jennifer@americasboardreview.com
      Melissa Krauss

      Candidate Services Administrator

      melissask@americasboardreview.com

      Kelly Friesen Hotel Logistics, D3 & CME Coord. kelly@americasboardreview.com
      Gloria Filebark CME Coord/Dir of Finance gloria@americasboardreview.com
      Jon Callazo Admin Assistant jonathan@americasboardreview.com
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