STS Mock Oral Exam Course: Online Modules

Activity Description

The STS Mock Oral Exam Course helps decrease the stress of the Board exam by allowing trainees to prepare for and practice with the oral exam format. This course features two parts:

  • A collection of online modules and resources that provide an overview of effective oral exam test-taking strategies, the anatomy of an oral exam, and mock oral exam dos and don’ts. These will be provided 1-2 weeks prior to the live, online mock exam session.
  • A live, virtual, 1.5-hour role-playing session that groups trainees with mock examiners who will present case scenarios, pose questions, and provide individualized verbal and written feedback to each participant (along with a recording of the session).
The Online Modules are not sold separately and require registration for a live session.

2024 Schedule

Registration is open to cardiothoracic surgery residents only, with priority given to those who are scheduled to take the ABTS Oral Examination in June 2024. Previous course participants who wish to repeat may be placed on a waitlist, with priority given to first-time participants. 

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Tuesday, April 16
8-9:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, April 20
10-11:30 a.m. ET

Tuesday, May 7
8-9:30 p.m. ET

Click here to view more information and register for the 2024 Mock Oral Exam Course at the STS Website.

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Co-Chair, Jordan D. Miller, DO
University of Kentucky

Co-Chair, Mark P. Pelletier, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland

Past Co-Chair, Vinod H. Thourani, MD
Marcus Heart and Vascular Center, Piedmont Heart Institute


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