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Mock Orals in Radiation Oncology

Presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology

Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 16 - 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow
March 17 - 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


About the Course

The purpose of this two-day interactive course is to simulate a radiation oncology oral board examination through series of one-on-one timed interviews reviewing high yield cases with individual feedback (day one) and a didactic half-day session (day two) with disease-site experts providing an overview with practical tips.* The instructors for this course include a combination of invited nationally recognized faculty and our own top-ranked faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

All attendees and speakers are invited to a tour of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) and a complimentary reception that will feature iconic Maryland cuisine. In addition, we provide breakfast and lunch each day of the course.

*Faculty/guest examiners of this course are not current oral board examiners. Examiners for this course do not have a role in the development or administration of examinations. Course material presented at the event will not appear on any oral board examination.


Target Audience

The course is dedicated to aid young practicing radiation oncologists prepare for the oral board examination.

● First year residency graduates preparing for initial certification
● Practicing physicians preparing for re-examination


Location and Parking

Location

Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC)
850 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.mdproton.com/home

Directly across from the BioPark

Parking

There will be free garage parking for attendees at Garage One, located at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton, around the corner from the MPTC.

University of Maryland BioPark Garage One
1 N. Poppleton Street
Baltimore, MD 21201.
www.umbiopark.com/properties/garage-one

There are several additional parking garages available on the University of Maryland Medical Center campus. For parking options and directions, please visit: http://www.umm.edu/patients/gettinghere/parking.


Hotels

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center. To reserve a room at the special rate of $113.00+ applicable taxes and fees, please visit the registration site. You can also call hotel at 410-685-5000, and use group code MOC, or visit the group reservations page. The cutoff date for rooms at the group rate is February 22, 2019 or until all guestrooms in the block are consumed.

To search for other University of Maryland partner hotels please visit: http://www.umm.edu/resources/hotels.htm.


Registration

To maximize the one-on-one time with examiners, we will only have 18 examination spots available.

Registration Fee: $650.00 (Early Bird Registration: $600.00 through February 1, 2019)

*Registration is required. Payment may be made by credit card only.

Register


Testimonials from 2018

"The quality of the exam and thoughtful individualized feedback with each session far exceeded expectations."

“The mock orals was an accurate depiction of the actual test.  It showed me my strengths and weaknesses, helped focus my study, and the feedback was invaluable.”

“Worth doing.  Already have recommended to others.”

“It was good to experience being interviewed by someone who I had not previously known or worked with.”

"I truly cannot thank the organizers enough. This was incredibly valuable for me and I will certainly recommend the course to the next group."


Questions

For questions about the course, please contact Jessica White, jessica.white@umm.edu, 410-328-7618 or Cathy Hall, chall1@umm.edu, 410-328-6928.