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Ophthalmology Mock Oral Board Examination

Preparation Course

The University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology is again offering the only full-length, mock oral board examination for ophthalmology in the country. This half-day course is designed to replicate the actual oral exam in every aspect possible. 

Date:          Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time:          7am-12pm or 12pm-5pm
Location:    UCHealth Eye Center, 1675 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO
Cost:          $300

Registration Form​​


NOTE: Spots are limited. To reserve your spot, submit the completed registration form to, and mail in the registration fee.
The purpose of the course is to improve examinees readiness for the oral board examination through a live oral exam that closely simulates the format, content, and timing of the actual examination. In simulated exam rooms, attendees will complete six 30 minute, face-to-face encounters with examiners who present up to ten clinical cases and describe how they would care for that patient.  Upon completion of the mock exam, attendees will have the opportunity to review their performance with examiners and receive feedback on ways to improve exam techniques.
Past Attendee Feedback: 
"Helps with time management and pacing/stamina"
"Realistic format"
"Exact simulation of the oral boards"
"Helped alleviate anxiety about how the real exam is timed"
"Beyond Awesome!"
Preliminary Agenda
Students take either the morning or afternoon session
Morning Session:
  • 7:00-7:30am: Welcome and Breakfast
  • 7:30-7:50am: Exam overview/orientation
  • 8:00-11:00am: Full-length mock exam
  • 11:00-11:45am: Feedback and review
  • 12:00pm: Conclude morning session
Afternoon Session:
  • 12:00-12:30pm: Welcome and Lunch
  • 12:30-12:50pm: Exam overview/orientation
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Full-length mock exam
  • 4:00-4:45pm: Feedback and review
  • 5:00pm: Conclude afternoon session

Note: Morning session attendees should plan to arrive in Denver Friday night to arrive at the Eye Center by 7:00am on Saturday.  Afternoon session attendees may arrive Friday night or Saturday morning and should be at the Eye Center by 12:00pm. Please take possible weather events into account when booking your flight. Lodging information can be found on the registration form.

Course Directors
Emily McCourt, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Associate Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program