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

The Most Comprehensive Content to Dominate the Oral Boards.
2023-2024 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 2024 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

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

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2023-2024 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)
  • 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 2024 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

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

More than 100 Procedures/Operations
2023-2024 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 2024 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

SurgBoards Mock Oral Boards 1-on-1 Sessions Via Zoom

Get Examined by Master Surgical Educators
2023-2024 Answers

$ 150-675 Book Your Session Today - Limited Quantity
  • 40 minute Private Session $150
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  • 90-minute Intensive Session $230 (with up to 2 candidates total)
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  • 180-minute Private Session $750
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  • 4-Hour Group Session (18-20 candidates) (always with one of our content creators) $449
  • Mock Oral Boards Scenarios Over Zoom
  • Confirm Available Dates Before Booking
  • Immediate Feedback after Each Scenario
  • Prepare for the ABS or AOBS Certifying Exam
  • Held by Master Surgical Educators
  • Facilitated with Zoom
  • SurgBoards: 97% pass rate
  • Easy Interface to Book Sessions
  • Pacific-Standard Time

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.

It’s a novel technique that we have developed which allows you to prepare for the certifying exam using an active approach. The SIM allows you to participate in a mock oral boards simulation as if it was live. This technique has been demonstrated to increase exam performance and help you develop the very skill the oral boards is testing you on – communication! Check out an example of SIM in the above video.

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.

Yes. We have several guides to help you plan a schedule of which videos/SIMs to watch on a daily basis depending on the total amount of time you have to study. We think that 4-months is the ideal amount of time to dedicate for oral boards prep – 2 months of light studying/practice and 2 months of intense studying/practice. However, we understand that this isn’t possible for everyone and so we provide SurgBoards users with 4-month, 3-month, 2-month and 1-month study schedule guides. The guides consist of a roadmap of how to organize your time to best utilize the videos/SIMs and maximize your exposure to the 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.

All sessions are facilitated over Zoom with a master surgical educator with significant experience in surgical education. In all sessions you will be given mock oral board scenarios and receive feedback immediately after the scenario to help improve your technique and performance on the oral boards, and receive feedback regarding gaps in knowledge for the given scenario. In the 90-minute concurrent intensive session, there will be up to 2 candidates in the session and each will be given several mock oral board scenarios while the other watches. We also offer 180-minute intensive private sessions which will only include you and the examiner. The vast majority of SurgBoards users sign up for the 120 video library and SIMs  + 90-minute intensive concurrent session.

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.

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 do not offer any material for the general surgery qualifying exam (written boards). Our sole focus is to help you successfully pass the general surgery certifying exam (oral boards)! We don’t offer any other test-prep material (i.e. other specialties). Our content creators are leaders in medical education and have spent several years perfecting this platform to help you pass the oral boards exam.

We are so confident in our platform that we are happy to give you a 24-hour trial for free with complete access to the platform along with the entire video library and study guides. The free trial is limited to opening just 5 of the videos/SIMs. Just use the chat-feature to talk to one of our representatives now or email us at support@surgboards.com along with your full name and where you trained (or are training) for general surgery residency. We usually reply back within 24-hours. We do not offer free trials for 1-2 months leading up to either the ABS or AOBS exam to prevent abuse.

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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