This year we are offering strategies for successfully preparing for the ABD certifying examination. Open to all residents, this review will include details around exam logistics, content of the examination and in particular areas that received special emphasis. We will also host a discussion and review of high yield board review courses and resources as well as a discussion of things they would have done differently in retrospect.
Following an extensive morning on examination preparation, we will be hosting a series of talks and panel discussions about “Practicing Dermatology after your Residency.” Panel members include practicing Dermatologists, Dermatopathologists, the Founder of Sagis and a Medical Advocate to discuss the business aspects surrounding a clinical operation.
**All residents can attend, please bring laptops or tablets.
Board Review Prep Course is running simultaneously as the AOCD Friday lecture schedule.
9:00 - 9:05am
Welcome and Course Overview
9:05 - 9:20am
Overview of the ABD certifying examination (timeline for registration, location and dates, and other information pulled off of the ABD website). We will also discuss the proposed changes to the examination moving forward after the 2020 exam.
9:20 - 10:30am
Strategies for successfully preparing for the ABD certifying examination. In addition to a detailed discussion of exam logistics, the speakers should focus on content of the examination and, in particular, areas that received special emphasis. There should also be a discussion and review of high yield board review courses and resources as well as a discussion of things they would have done differently in retrospect.
10:30 - 10:45am - BREAK
10:45 - 12:00pm
Digital Slide practice examination.
12:00 - 1:00pm - LUNCH
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Practicing Dermatology after Residency
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Helpful tips on Contract Negotiating
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Q&A
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Round Table Discussion (any questions relating to topics covered throughout the day)
3:15pm - 3:20pm