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Mock Orals in Radiation Oncology

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

Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

March 14 - 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow
March 15 - 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.


Target Audience

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


Course Directors

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Research Internships
Director of Billing & Compliance

Sarah McAvoy

Sarah Anne McAvoy, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology


Course Coordinator

For questions about the course, please contact the course coordinator Jessica White, jessica.white@umm.edu, 410-328-7618.


Examiners

Gastrointestinal - Lead
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO
Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair
And Professor of Radiation Oncology

Gastrointestinal
Keith R. Unger, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Head & Neck - Lead
Harry Quon, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and
Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Head & Neck
Dr. Matthew E. Witek, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Central Nervous System - Lead
Brian Timothy Collins, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Central Nervous System
Jonathan Lischalk, MD
Assistant Professor
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Radiation Medicine

Lung - Lead
Terence Williams, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Ohio State University

Lung
Russell Kenneth Hales, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Genitourinary - Lead
Sean P. Collins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Genitourinary
Christine Ko Bang, MD
Chief, Radiation Oncology
VA Maryland Healthcare System-Baltimore

Breast - Lead
Sally Cheston, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Breast
Ori Boker Shokek, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Wellspan Radiation Oncology at York Cancer Center

Pediatrics - Lead
Young Kwok, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Pediatrics
Jennifer Hyatt Vogel, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lymphoma-Lead

Lymphoma
Dr. Jason Kyle Molitoris, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Gynecologic - Lead
Pranshu Mohindra, MD, MBBS, DABR®
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Gynecologic
Sarah Anne McAvoy, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

 


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 $119.00+ applicable taxes and fees, please visit the registration site. You can also call hotel at 410-685-5000, and use group code, or visit The cutoff date for rooms at the group rate is February 21, 2020 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 is now full. Please click the 'register' button below to join the waitlist.

Registration Fee: $800.00 (Early Bird Registration: $700.00 through February 1, 2020)

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

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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."

90% of attendees reported that they passed their oral boards following the course.