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|Immediate 12 month online course access|
|25 Recorded Mock Oral Exams|
|136 Written Clinical Scenarios|
|All course lecture recordings and full PDF study guide|
|Online study group with other course participants|
|CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates|
|Earn up to 54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|NEW COURSE APP allows offline access to lectures|
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“I’m in downtown Chicago to highlight the anytime/anywhere/offline flexibility of The Pass Machine course. This General Surgery Certifying prep course features 25 recorded mock oral exams and 136 written clinical scenarios. But here’s the rub – all that great content will do you no good if you don’t get through it in time for the exam. Here are a few examples of the ease of preparing with The Pass Machine: 1) listen to audio lectures and mock oral exams on the app as you commute to and from work, 2) read through a clinical scenario or two on your lunch break, 3) watch video lectures as you work-out on the stair climber or exercise bike, and 4) when you know you’ll be on call without Wi-Fi or cellular signal, download lectures to your phone ahead of time. Works great on flights as well!
Here at American Physician Institute we’re dedicated to your board success. That’s why we offer you a better-than-money-back pass guarantee. We don’t succeed unless you succeed.”
Yours in board exam success,
Jack Krasuski, MD, Executive Director
MOCK ORAL EXAMS
25 Recorded Mock Oral Exams: Observe exam candidates being put through the paces by hard-nosed examiners to learn which approaches fail and which excel. Model your own exam performance after successful ones and familiarize yourself with the tricky oral exam format. These recorded scenarios will help you become comfortable with the oral exam format and observe firsthand common pitfalls that derail examinees. After the vignette, each exam is thoroughly critiqued, identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement in every performance.
Lectures by Dr. Chevinsky:
Lecture ONE: How to Survive the Certifying Board Exam
Lecture TWO: Radiology You Need to Know
136 Written Clinical Scenarios: Included are 136 clinical scenarios to practice on (PDF format). Familiarize yourself with the spectrum of scenarios presented during the exam, and hone your ability to organize your diagnostic evaluation and present the appropriate medical response. Reviewing these scenarios will build your confidence for the exam and allow you to rehearse the different techniques highlighted in the videos, so that when your exam comes you can deliver a winning performance!
Always-on Convenience: The Pass Machine course is optimized for 24/7 online access from any computer, smartphone, or tablet device so you can watch the mock oral exams whenever you have a free moment.
Unlimited Repeat Viewing: The Pass Machine’s flexible course interface lets you watch the lectures in any order, as many times as you need to, with unlimited access for 12 months.
Course Study Guide With Notes And Scenarios: This PDF syllabus includes text for all 136 clinical scenarios.
Remember, the American Board of Surgery tests you on the entire breadth of your specialty, beyond what’s practical in your day-to-day. Let our knowledgeable faculty guide you through a comprehensive review that covers exactly what the General Surgery Certifying Exam content dictates.
The Pass Machine’s Stress-Free Board Prep
The top FAQ we receive is, “How do I best prepare for the board exam?” Since prep differs for each person, our General Surgery Certifying Board Course accommodates many learning styles:
- Highly organized audio AND video lectures
- Mock oral exams AND written clinical scenarios
- Online study AND live course attendance
- Solo study AND colleague interaction
- Smart phone app AND desktop access
Why this depth of options is crucial to success:
- Your days are hectic and study time is limited. The Pass Machine course makes every minute count by providing only highly board-relevant and board-reflective content. Anything not relevant to the exam has been stripped out leaving you with only the nuggets.
- Integrating information is improved when presented in multiple ways: Course videos include both “model” exams with our faculty playing the role of the exam candidates to demonstrate ideal exam performance AND “realistic” exams with actual exam candidates doing their best in the mock exam situation and afterward receiving feedback from faculty. In addition to these 25 mock exam videos, you receive 136 written clinical scenarios to allow extensive and in depth practice.
- Anywhere, anytime, and offline access increases time spent preparing, thus increasing your chances of success. The Pass Machine General Surgery Certifying Course can be accessed through our desktop Learning Management System and our synched smart phone app, the latter allowing uploading of course material for use when Wi-Fi or cellular signal is not available.
- The course includes access to the course study group, providing a forum to interact with other surgeons preparing for the certifying boards.
General Surgery Boot Camp
Recorded Oral Exams
136 Written Clinical Scenarios for Self Study
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Employ techniques for organizing common surgical problems clinically
- Assess clinical skills in developing diagnostic evaluations
- Formulate risk assessment in preventing surgical site infections (SSIs)
- Integrate clinical reasoning skills and problem-solving ability
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course v5.1: Release Date May 21, 2018, Termination Date May 21, 2021:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 54.25 Self-Assessment Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Course
“The most valuable asset with the Certifying Exam prep was the structure to follow and to approach all the scenarios with similar methodology. It helped to provide a study guideline and allowed me to make sure that I was prepared for situations that would certain show up on the exam. It was a useful tool.”
Preetha Ali, MD, Seattle, WA
“I passed the exam. This course helped me understand the structure of the exam and witness common mistakes that are made and how to correct them. It also helped me see the importance of technique and not just content. I would recommend this course to colleagues.”
Michelle Haslinger, MD, Denver, CO
“This course was critical to my passing of the oral boards. I was well-prepared and passed the first time around. It is a must for everyone taking the oral boards.”
Everett Bonner, MD, Denver, CO
“I found the courses indispensable for getting me through my written and oral general surgery boards….I’m so impressed, I’m getting the critical care board review with no hesitation.”
Heather Hancock, MD, San Antonio, TX
“Excellent review of multiple scenarios in a short period of time. Course made prep for orals easy. I passed without difficulties – all of my cases were in the review materials”
Jason Bowersock, MD, Lima, OH
“I actually took the course for the written exam back in June, and it was instrumental in me passing the boards at that time. So when it came time for me to choose a course for the Oral Boards, it was a no-brainer that this was the way I was going to go.”
Nathan Kanning, MD, Sand Point, ID
Ashley Egan, MD, Garland, TX
“I passed it was incredibly helpful”
Maged Barry, MD, Chapel Hill, NC
“The materials are great! I am a 5th year resident and my program has mock orals every other month. I was picked last month and I did awesome! I used the materials to prepare, and I felt very confident about going into the exam. The organization is very clear and straight to the point. Explanations are not lengthy and therefore are easy to read and understand, and there is a lot of space to write notes. I am very happy with the self-study materials. I feel I am well ahead of the game and will be very prepared for the real exam at the end of the year.”
Maria Ver, MD, Chicago, IL
“The Oral board review course is the only one of its kind available. I found it invaluable to watch others being questioned. The accompanying notes were excellent. All of the topics I got asked in the exam were covered in this course.”
Ashling O’Connor, MD, Cambridge, MA
“Thank you very much for having me participate in your course. It was very well organized and a pleasure to attend. Small size was an advantage. The faculty is very effective and talented.”
John Griffin, MD, Westerly, RI
“This course has provided vital tools, as well as helped me to organize my preexisting tools/knowledge, to feel comfortable and more competent about the Oral Boards.”
William Phipps, MD, Warren, OH
“I highly recommend this course for preparation for the general surgery oral boards. I have taken another course and I feel better prepared after taking this course.”
Michael Hernando, MD, Mendham, NJ
“As with the review course for the qualifying exam, this course was up to date and very informative. It cut to the ‘meat’ of the necessary information without wasting time on things we should already know.”
Jennifer Martin, MD, Owensboro, KY
“I took the course – it was great! It really helped me focus on what was important for the test. The questions were priceless and almost identical to those asked on the test.”
Christine Van Cott, MD, Trumbull, CT
“It was very intense, it was very good. Dr. Chevinsky did a very nice job of covering a huge number of topics. Overall it was a great day.”
Hania Bednarski, MD, Mt. Kisco, NY
“Very informative and to the point. Concise review of scenarios and in depth management of complications. The staff is outstanding and the boot camp lecture superb.”
Kevi L. Christopher, MD, Wheaton, MD
“I found the course material and online portion very helpful, informative, and efficient. Well worth the time and money.”
Pedram Naeni, MD, Fresno, CA
“My whole preparation is based on what I hear here, and the course book that was sent. This is central, this is key.”
Nihil Jaik, MD, Nashville, TN
“The lectures were actually very good, consisting mostly of what the hot topics are on the test.”
Mehul Soni, MD, Bloomfield Hills, MI
“This course helped me to organize my study strategy, so that I can more efficiently focus my efforts”
Michael Taylor, MD, Fairview, OH
“Exam day became softball after completing this course.”
Jason Murphy, MD, Jackson, MS
“Great experience with all attending.”
Amid Keshamarzi, MD, Mountain View, CA
“Excellent surgical Boot Camp.”
Christopher Madison, MD, Beavercreek, OH
Michael Ditillo, MD, New Haven, CT
“Very good course.”
Diya Tantawi, MD, Medford, WI
Mabel Chu, DO, Dublin, CA
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