American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Oral Board Preparation Course August 8-10, 2024

Chair: Sami Khan, MD | Co-Chair: Smita Ramanadham, MD

Prepare Virtually. Test Successfully.

The 2024 Oral Board Preparation Course is a live, virtual learning experience that is both comprehensive and interactive. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to review board-relevant cases to build your confidence and become better prepared to take the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) Oral Board Examination.

The ASPS exclusive oral exam simulation sessions and the faculty-reviewed case book sessions are valuable features of the educational program.

Registration Includes

  • Focused sessions for oral exam preparation
  • 100+ case scenarios reviewed
  • Practice exam sessions
  • Individual case book review available by appointment
  • Cleft lip drawing instruction videos

Back by Popular Demand: Realistic oral exam simulation sessions – limited space available – additional fee required

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for surgeons seeking a review of clinical science and patient safety issues. It is useful for those preparing to take the oral ABPS examination.

ASPS has sole discretion and reserves the right to refuse registration and/or limit participation in its activities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patient safety issues related to patient care, verbalize these concerns and incorporate them into the management protocol
  • Assess and describe their current knowledge of plastic surgery and identify areas where further study would be beneficial
  • Compare approaches to complex plastic surgery problems with colleagues
  • Respond to clinical questions in a concise, orderly manner
  • Describe the format of the oral board examination


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the 21.25 credits, 3.0 credits have been identified as applicable to patient safety.

Recognition Statement

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered by this activity are enhanced by ASPS Learner Credit Reporting for learners who have opted into this reporting. Successful completion of this CME activity enables active American Board of Surgery (ABS) members the opportunity to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the ABS's Continuous Certification program when claimed within 30 days of completion of the activity.

Participants in ASPS-accredited education who want their CME credits reported to certifying and state licensing boards must opt-in to reporting and add their NPI as well as state license ID and/or collaborating board ID(s) before claiming credit.

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

Disclaimer: All relevant financial relationships for planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) are reviewed by the ASPS Continuing Education Committee and have been mitigated, if applicable.

Additional Programs

For Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, these credits have been designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by an ACCME-accredited organization and are applicable to these certifications. These credits/hours may be applicable to your profession. Check for more information.

ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies

This activity will address the following ACGME/ABMS competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

This course will be available in live format only. A recording will not be available on ASPS EdNet afterward.

Disclaimer: Completion of this course does not imply or guarantee a successful outcome on the examination or certification efforts.