Course details...

Important start and end times:

  • 7:00am (EST) – Friday, November 20th, 2020 - Registration begins
  • 2:30pm (EST) – Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 – Course adjourns


3-Day Schedule



ABC will be sending you a Zoom invite prior to November 20th.. 
New to Zoom?   



The Course will be held at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. A discounted rate of $139.00/night is available to all ABC November FPMRS Course Registrants.  You may click the link below or call the hotel directly at 1-877-270-1393 to make your reservation.

  • November Hotel Reservation link
  • 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, 26th. 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.

      Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration, Friday through Sunday. There will also be afternoon snacks and beverage service throughout the day.  ABC does not provide dinner, however, there are a number of restaurants in the hotel, room service, and transportation to nearby restaurants can be arranged with the hotel shuttle.  Take out/delivery menus are available at the front desk.  If you have special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, please email Kelly Friesen (below) so we can work with the hotel now to fulfill these for you.

      Creature Comforts - Link
      Click on the above link to view hotel amenities, area restaurants and transportation.

      Submission of 1-2 Cases
      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

      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 

      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 13th 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 20th or Saturday morning, November 21st 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 while at the course.  Contact Jennifer Hastings at

      After the course...

      Obtaining CME Credit Hours
      Approximately 3-4 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 Gloria Filebark, ABC's CME Coordinator at


      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 


       Instructions for the course recordings and any 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
        • 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.


          Amos Adelowo FPMRS Course Director
          Jennifer Hastings FPMRS Services & Online Products
          Melissa Krauss

          Administrative Services Representative

          Kelly Friesen Hotel & Zoom Logistics
          Gloria Filebark CME Coord/Dir of Finance


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