Mock Orals in Radiation Oncology
Presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology
Currently postponed, new date to be determined
The University of Maryland and the Department of Radiation Oncology have been actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, staying up to date on the latest guidance from the CDC, and proactively implementing measures to keep our University of Maryland community safe.
In response to the rapidly evolving health situation posed by the coronavirus and in adherence to the University of Maryland policies, the Mock Orals cousre will not be held on the scheduled dates in March, 2020.
The University of Maryland and the Department of Radiation Oncology are continuing to monitor the updates on the coronavirus. The safety and health of our patients, colleagues, and visitors remains the number one priority of our institution, and we thank you for your understanding.
Saturday - 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow
Sunday - 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 at the 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, breakfast and lunch are provided 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.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to/ will:
- Experience one-on-one case-based interviews for all disease sites which are important for the final oral examination.
- Practice delivery of answers in an examination atmosphere.
- Obtain individualized verbal feedback at the end of each session.
- Receive tumor site specific group feedback.
- Review high-yield cases with practical tips by site experts.
The course is dedicated to aid young practicing radiation oncologists across the country prepare for the oral board examination.
● First year residency graduates preparing for initial certification
● Practicing physicians preparing for re-examination
Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Research Internships
Director of Billing & Compliance
Sarah Anne McAvoy, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO
Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair
Professor of Radiation Oncology
For questions about the course, please contact the course coordinator Jessica White, email@example.com, 410-328-7618.
Gastrointestinal - Lead
Head & Neck - Lead
Head & Neck
Central Nervous System - Lead
Central Nervous System
Lung - Lead
Genitourinary - Lead
Breast - Lead
Pediatrics - Lead
Gynecologic - Lead
The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology would like to thank the following sponsors for their support.
Location and Parking
Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC)
850 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Directly across from the BioPark
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.
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.
The host hotel will be the Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center.
To search for other University of Maryland partner hotels please visit: http://www.umm.edu/resources/hotels.htm.
To maximize the one-on-one time with examiners, we will only have 18 examination spots available.
Registration is now full.
Registration Fee: $800.00 (Early Bird Registration: $700.00 through February 1, 2020)
*Registration is required. Payment may be made by credit card only.
Testimonials from 2019
"This is perhaps the best type of course for board preparation. I would encourage anyone who is taking the oral boards to enroll."
"The closely simulated atmosphere. To calm my nerves at the boards I just imaged I was back in Maryland going from room to room and that took some stress off."
"Going through the actual process of sitting through cases with an examiner and moving from room to room for each disease site was instrumental in preparing me for the real thing."
"This was HIGHLY recommended to me by a last year's participant, and I will HIGHLY recommend it to the upcoming examinees."
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."