STS Mock Oral Exam Course

Event dates

The STS Mock Oral Exam Course will help decrease the stress of the Board exam by allowing trainees to prepare for and practice with the oral exam format. This course will feature 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).

Course Directors

Vinod H. Thourani, MD
Marcus Heart and Vascular Center, Piedmont Heart Institute

Jordan D. Miller, DO
University of Kentucky

Course applicants will choose to attend only one of two sessions:

Session 1
Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Session 2
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
8:00 p.m. ET – 9:30 p.m. ET

Space is limited! Registration is open to cardiothoracic surgery residents only, with priority given to those who are already scheduled to take the ABTS Oral Examination in June 2023. (Currently, the sign-up list is at capacity.)

STS Members $400
Non-Members $500

Contact the STS Education department.