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120 General Surgery Oral Boards Scenarios Video Library and SurgBoards Interactive Module™

The Premiere Resource for the Oral Boards
2024-2025 Edition (Updated Annually)
$1060
$ 799 On Sale (25% off) - 4-Month Access
  • Available Immediately After Purchase
  • Only Prep Company Offering Only Correct Answers for Oral Boards Scenarios
  • Guides to Help Plan Daily Schedules of Which SIMs/Videos to Watch
  • Content Created by Master Surgical Educators
  • 120 Perfectly Executed Oral Boards Videos/Modules
  • With Variations in Each Module/Video, you Will be Exposed to Closer to 200+ Scenarios
  • Only Prep Company with the Unique SurgBoards Interactive Module™ to Simulate The Real Thing with Active Learning
  • Follows the SCORE curriculum which the Certifying Exam is Based On
  • Applicable to both the ABS and AOBS Oral Boards Exams
  • Free Re-Enrollment In the Very Slim Chance You Don't Pass =)
  • Covers Nearly Everything You Can Be Asked on the Oral Boards
  • * Does Not Include "Operations For Boards" Videos/SIMs

120 General Surgery Oral Boards Scenarios Video Library and SurgBoards Interactive Module™ + 90 min Intensive Session Over Zoom (with 2 candidates total)

Limited Spots - Book Yours Early
2024-2025 Edition (Updated Annually)
$1320
$ 989 On Sale (25% off) - 4-Month Access
  • Enrollment in 90-min Intensive Zoom Session with up to 2 Candidates Total (multiple dates available 1-6 weeks before exam)
  • Multiple Dates Available 1-6 Weeks Before Exam
  • Available Immediately After Purchase
  • Only Prep Company Offering Only Correct Answers for Oral Boards Scenarios
  • Guides to Help Plan Daily Schedules of which SIMs/Videos to Watch
  • Content Created by Master Surgical Educators
  • 120 Perfectly Executed Oral Boards Videos/Modules
  • With Variations in Each Module/Video, you Will be Exposed to Closer to 200+ Scenarios
  • Only Prep Company with the Unique SurgBoards Interactive Module™ to Simulate The Real Thing with Active Learning
  • Follows the SCORE curriculum which the Certifying Exam is Based On
  • Applicable to both the ABS and AOBS Oral Boards Exams
  • Free Re-Enrollment In the Very Slim Chance You Don't Pass =)
  • * Does Not Include "Operations for Boards" Videos/SIMs

120 General Surgery Oral Boards Scenarios Video Library and SurgBoards Interactive Module™ + Four Hour Intensive Group Session Over Zoom (with up to 18-20 candidates total) + 20 Additional Scenarios Provided After Group Session (Total 140 Videos)

Limited Spots - Book Yours Early
$1499
$ 1199 On Sale (20% off) - 4-Month Access
  • Enrollment in 4-hour Intensive Group Zoom Session with 18-20 Candidates Total
  • Always Led by Our Content Creators - This is Our Highest Rated Session
  • Each Candidate will be Asked One Scenario while the Others Watch
  • Additional 20 Scenario Videos/Modules Added to Your Account after Group Session (These will be the unique scenarios that will be given during the group session)
  • Several Dates/Times Available 1-2 weeks Leading Up to the Exam; at this time, this is only Available for the ABS Exam
  • Guides to Help Plan Daily Schedules of which SIMs/Videos to Watch
  • Only Prep Company with the Unique SurgBoards Interactive Module™ to Simulate The Real Thing with Active Learning
  • 120 Perfectly Executed Oral Boards Videos/Modules Available Immediately + 20 Additional Scenario Videos/Modules (added after your group session so total 140 Videos/Modules)
  • With Variations in Each Module/Video, you will be exposed to closer to 250 Scenarios
  • Covers Nearly Everything You Can Be Asked on the Oral Boards
  • Free Re-Enrollment In the Very Slim Chance You Don't Pass =)
  • * Does Not Include "Operations for Boards" Videos/SIMs

General Surgery "Operations for Boards" Video Library and SurgBoards Interactive Module™

More than 100 Procedures/Operations
2024-2025 Edition (Updated Annually)
$250
$ 199 On Sale (20% off) - 4-Month Access
  • 100+ Operations and Procedures Described Appropriately for the Boards
  • Demonstrates how to Effectively Describe Operations and Procedures on the Oral Boards
  • Available Immediately After Purchase
  • Follows the Score Curriculum
  • Covers All Core Procedures
  • Covers Most of the Popular Advanced Procedures
  • Only Prep Company with the Unique SurgBoards Interactive Module™ to Simulate The Real Thing with Active Learning
  • Applicable to the ABS Oral Boards Exam
  • Applicable to the AOBS Oral Boards Exam
  • Free Re-Enrollment in the Very Slim Chance You Don't Pass =)
  • Free Preview of Some of the Scenario Based Modules

Would you like to use your education stipend or CME funds before graduating to purchase SurgBoards? Purchase now and activate later. Click Here.

Check out a sample of one of our cases using the SurgBoards Interactive Module below:

Frequently Asked Questions

No – all our content is scripted and written in a way to demonstrate what a perfect answer on the oral boards can sound and look like (non-verbal communication). All the scenarios/content on SurgBoards are written by master surgical educators with significant experience in medical education. We are the only test prep company that offers only correct answers for all prompts asked in our videos/modules. This allows you to learn how to effectively and confidently deliver all the right answers instead of watching other candidates that may be providing the wrong answers.

We’ve developed a novel technique to help you prepare for your certifying exam through an active, immersive approach. Our SIM feature lets you participate in a mock oral boards simulation that mimics the live exam experience. This innovative method has been proven to enhance exam performance by focusing on the critical skill tested in oral boards—communication! To see how it works, watch the SIM in action in the video above.

Yes – all our content is optimized to be run on mobile devices. This means you can listen to the videos on your drive to work. However, we encourage all SurgBoards users to primarily use the SIM while preparing for the oral boards.

We offer a range of guides to help you plan your study schedule, tailoring your prep to the time you have available. Ideally, we recommend a four-month preparation period for the oral boards—starting with two months of light studying and practice, followed by two months of intensive review. Recognizing that this timeline may not suit everyone, we provide customized study schedules for four, three, two, and one-month plans. These guides will help you effectively organize your time, making the most of our videos and SIMs to maximize your exposure to exam scenarios.

Nearly everything! We feel this is a one-stop-solution for your oral boards prep. We think SurgBoards users have everything they will need to successfully pass the oral boards with just our content.

Our sessions are primarily reserved for SurgBoards users, as we often receive more interest than the limited spots available. Our examiners are highly experienced in surgical medical education, and we maintain a small, select pool to ensure quality. Occasionally, if there are 1-2 spots remaining in larger group sessions, we may offer these to the general public on a case-by-case basis.

Our sessions are conducted over Zoom, led by master surgical educators with extensive experience in surgical education. Each session involves mock oral board scenarios, with immediate feedback provided to enhance your technique and performance. Feedback also identifies knowledge gaps relevant to the scenarios. In our 90-minute intensive sessions, up to two candidates participate, each facing several mock scenarios while the other observes. We also offer a more extensive 4-hour group session for 18-20 candidates, always facilitated by one of our content creators. In these sessions, candidates are individually presented with scenarios while the rest of the group observes. The majority of SurgBoards users opt for our comprehensive package, which includes access to our 140-video library, SIMs, and the 4-hour group session conducted via Zoom.

Although our content was curated specifically for candidates actively preparing for the general surgery certifying exam (oral boards), we feel that SurgBoards is an excellent tool for current junior and chief residents to learn about all the classic oral boards scenarios and help you stand out as a superstar in your program.

We allow users to continue using our platform for 4-months.

We only offer one subscription duration (4-months). You may use this to prepare with SurgBoards for one day, a couple days, couple weeks, couple months or for the entire 4-months. The price point reflects the quality of the content to help you pass the oral boards and not the duration available. We offer a 4-month subscription to give users the longest amount of time to prepare if they wish to utilize it. However, the majority of SurgBoards users spend about 1-3 months using our platform to prepare for the oral boards.

We offer a one-time extension for 1 month which costs $199. Email support@surgboards.com once your subscription expires for details.

Yes! We have gotten this request multiple times and so we now offer credits to purchase. You can use your educational funds to purchase credits now and use SurgBoards after you graduate closer to your exam date. You can learn more by clicking HERE.

We specialize exclusively in preparing candidates for the General Surgery Certifying Exam (oral boards). We do not provide materials for the General Surgery Qualifying Exam (written boards) or any other specialty exams. Our dedicated team of content creators, who are leaders in surgical education, have devoted years to perfecting this platform to ensure your success in the oral boards exam.

No – we respect your privacy. None of your practice sessions will be recorded or will ever be used commercially in the future.

Of course. Although we can never guarantee that you will pass, we can guarantee that SurgBoards offers the absolute best content available to help you pass the general surgery oral boards successfully. Here is an email we recently received from a candidate that was on their last remaining attempt to take oral boards:

Dear SurgBoards and Team,

Sorry for the delay in this review.  We have been celebrating since November!  That said, it is my hope this review reaches every med student preparing for surgical residency, every resident preparing for the boards, and every surgeon preparing for certification or re-certification.  I can not possibly say enough about this program. This review, no matter how stellar, will never be able to communicate the level of gratitude I owe this program.

 I came from a mediocre med school and a less than mediocre residency program.  Throughout my five years of 120+ hour weeks (back when that was still the norm), I learned virtually nothing on how to prepare myself for the ABSITE, the qualifying exam and certainly not the certifying exam. I graduated a very good  surgeon but lacked the ability to confidently take on the boards.

 It has been a very long and very expensive journey to Board Certification.  I graduated in 2006 and immediately began my career.  I delayed the boards as long as I could as I knew how horribly i’d done on the ABSITE throughout my five years of residency.  Once my practice flourished, I began taking courses to prepare myself, I purchased every possible program, traveled to every board review my schedule would allow and attended as many zoom tutoring courses as i could find, yet still came up short time and time again. 

After having to go the alternate route, I began hiring tutors at upwards of $300/hr and still just barely got by on my FINAL QE attempt.  I thought I would be ok in the CE but still spent upwards of $10,000 on private tutors in an attempt to prepare so that I could finally put these exams behind me and move on with my career.  Despite all the time and money spent I still failed the CE miserably TWICE!  It seemed so much had changed between graduating in 2006 and taking the orals in the 2020’s.  Everything I had learned in residency was pretty much obsolete and trying to relearn all of the new material outside of my scope of practice seemed an impossible feat.  I had absolutely given up and was even considering letting my last attempt go when my wife stumbled upon SurgBoards back in July of 2022.  She was convinced from watching the demo that this program could bring me up to date and prepare me in a way that no other program could.  My wife, a trauma nurse, and an excellent test taker, convinced me to give it a shot.  I reluctantly agreed.
 
BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!!  Not only did Surgboards prepare me for the CE, it prepared me to kick a little ass!  My confidence was off the charts going into this last CE (my last opportunity).  This program has a way of teaching that no other program I’ve purchased or tutor I’ve used has ever had.  It forms a clear and concise approach to all of the questions you might encounter and then hits on almost every possible pitfall that can be thrown your way.  More importantly,  it brings even the oldest of surgeons up to date on the newest medications and techniques.  In addition to purchasing the program,  I also booked as many private and group sessions as I could but can honestly say I wouldn’t have needed more than a couple of sessions to lock it in . The material in the program is more than enough to get you a pass on the CE (and the QE I’m sure).  I went through the videos in their entirety three times before my October CE date and feel that if I did nothing else but that, I still would have easily passed.  That said, I still highly recommend at least one or two mock orals just to build confidence. The orals helped me to see just how much I had grown in a few short months and it was mind blowing.
 
As I said at the beginning of this review, there is no way to fully communicate just how thankful I am for having found and used SurgBoards.  Their support and commitment to us doctors is amazing.  They become fully vested in our success and in turn, at least in my case, become almost family.  I not only received a call prior to my date but received a call to congratulate me the morning I found out that I had passed.  Like I said, AMAZING!  
 
If i didn’t state it earlier, I will state it now, SurgBoards is the only program I used prior to my last attempt.  I did not even look over any other books, materials or programs I had done in the past.  Surgboards was all that I used and all that I needed to finally pass my Certifying Examination.  In addition to passing the exam,  I also know that I am a better doctor and even a better surgeon for having taken this course.  It is second to none!  It is a game changer!  Having done pretty much every other program and having used the best tutors in the industry, I can confidently say that this program and it’s mock sessions are without question, the BEST learning tool you will find in preparing for Board Certification.  As I said earlier, if you are a med student, a resident, a practicing surgeon, or even  a seasoned surgeon looking to become more up to date….purchase this program.  You will not be disappointed.  
 
Thank you for Everything!
 
LG

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