All you need for the course is an internet connection. The mock oral board preparation is carried out by SKYPE at a pre-determined time as selected by the examinee. The mock oral exams are specially designed to simulate the high stresses experienced during the actual exam. Detailed feedback will be given for each response afterwards. On average, each mock oral session lasts 1.5 hours. Phone exams are administered in lieu of Skype exams only upon request.
Speaking in public and for the oral examination is an art. The “art form” cannot be learned overnight. For this reason, we have structured the course to be spread out over a four month period before your scheduled exam date. A customized mock oral schedule is also available upon request if the four month period does not work for you. Some students have completed the course over a period of 1 month. To optimize your learning and before you sign up for this course, we recommend that you are familiar with ACLS algorithms, BLS, PALS, neonatal resuscitation, and emergency airway algorithms. Mock orals are once a week and will increase in frequency as the exam period approaches.
Mock orals are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (EST) at odd numbered hours starting at 5PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 11PM on the weekdays . Weekday morning and afternoon hours are also available on a limited basis. On weekends, they are scheduled at two hour intervals starting at 8AM through 6PM. We have special dedicated late hours for candidates in the West coast.
We are currently accepting candidates for the 2018 exams. Reserve your spot and register now. Open enrollment for Track 6 will end one month prior to the ABA oral exam week or when seats are filled, whichever occurs first.
Since 2011, we have been offering the J.O.B crash course weekend lecture series three times per exam period in different parts of the USA. In this weekend lecture series, starting on Friday and ending on Sunday, mock oral exams will be administered to volunteer audience members and each response will be filmed, played back, analyzed, and critiqued during the debriefing period. The lecture series are designed for candidates to recognize the common pitfalls and mistakes during the oral examination process so that they able to retool themselves for the real exam. It is an invaluable learning series that is complementary for each candidate enrolling in Track #6.