"EVOLUTION OF UBP"
"I really feel Dr. George is invested in us and cares about us passing the orals. Drs. George and Shawn, and Jill, I appreciate each of you! You 3 are amazing people! Thank you Dr. George for having the vision and drive that led to the creation & evolution of Ubp!" - Anoyonmous Live Course B attendee New Jersey spring 2017
"I spent a few hours reading other company’s materials and found UBP a lot better!"
“I spent a few hours reading other company’s materials and found UBP a lot better! Therefore, I dropped the other materials and attended your course. - Anonymous Live Course B attendee New Jersey spring 2017
"I found I have gained significant knowledge"
Thank you very, very, very, much for this course! I found I have gained significant knowledge, and skills after 4 days attending this course. Thank you! - Anonymous Live Course attendee B New Jersey spring 2017
"For the first time, I felt that I was on offense not defense"
"I want to personally thank you, your wife, and your staff for the work you put in to make sure my chances to pass this test went up dramatically. For the first time, I felt that I was on offense not defense. I studied every case you gave me and applied your strategies. I took the test March 7, and the first case I studied twice, the second four times...I am hopeful I passed with flying colors. If not, I'll see you again." - Dr. Shay Price, Ultimate Package with live and online courses, spring 2017
"you helped me anticipate, break down, and dissect the questions!"
"I passed the Orals. I wanted to thank you so much for all the work you put into the board prep. I knew my info, but you helped me anticipate, break down, and dissect the questions. Thank you so much!!" - Anoymous Spring 2017
"EASY, USABLE TECHNIQUES"
“Very comprehensive review. Friendly, well prepared presenters. Up-to-date. Easy, usable techniques. Jill is amazing! So welcoming & helpful. Her smile is so nice during such a stressful time.” - Live course B attendee Houston, TX, spring 2017
"focused and goal-directed"
“After this course I know my study will be more focused and goal-directed. Thank you!” -Live course B attendee Houston, TX, spring 2017
“Dr. George is a straight shooter and gives honest feedback. Good thing!” -Live course B attendee Houston, TX, spring 2017
"this course has eliminated the fear "
“A wonderful course to provide the stimulus for verbal practice which is most intimidating. I was frightened to speak prior to attending this course. I now understand the importance of verbal practice & attendance to this course has eliminated the fear & provided me organizational structure to answer the examiner’s questions.” -Live course B attendee Houston, TX spring 2017
" . . . success!"
“Thank you for your genuine concern for my success.” -Live course B attendee Houston, TX, spring 2017
"The material is superb"
The material is superb, well organized , and formatted perfectly for oral board practice. Excellent advice! - Live course A attendee spring 2017
"I like the thoroughness and detailed information offered by the course"
I feel very confident that I will perform much better than I did before and pass the exam this time around. I like the thoroughness and detailed information offered by the course. - Live course A attendee San Diego spring 2017
"What a phenomenal course! I am very happy!"
What a phenomenal course! I am very happy! - Live course A attendee San Diego spring 2017
". . . up-to-date and current guidelines and content . . . "
Amazing review along with teaching techniques of communication! I’m thankful and grateful for the up-to-date and current guidelines and content of the books!
- Live Course A attendee San Diego spring 2017
"Thanks for helping us out with your product and making the exam easier to tackle . . . "
I passed on my first attempt with your oral board prep! Thanks again. I am good, working at a small community hospital. I tell all my friends about your prep course and how great it is. Wishing you guys the best. Thanks for helping us out with your product and making the exam easier to tackle. - PS Practice Sets 1-6 spring 2017
"I am positive that I likely would not have passed on my first take without your course . . . "
"You're course was excellent and I am positive that I likely would not have passed on my first take without your course. I had a specific experience in my first case that I almost dug myself in a hole but due to advice I received from your course I narrowly avoided. Thanks in large part to you I am boarded in pain and anesthesia and enjoying my practice without undue extra pressure. Thank you again!” - Allen C online course attendee
"My confidence and skills did improve significantly after the course."
“The course was great and I really benefited a lot from it. My confidence and skills did improve significantly after the course. Thank you!” - Anonymous fall 2016 San Deigo live course attendee
"I tell all my residents that the only thing they need to pass the oral boards is UBP!"
I am quite grateful to UBP and believe I passed the oral boards only because of you. Currently I am a 3rd year attending (whose opinion is valued and respected, especially since I was voted teacher of the year) and I tell all my residents that the only thing they need to pass the oral boards is UBP. I even denounce the Michael Ho review course, because I failed the first time after taking that course. Thank you for all that you do!" - Anonymous, Practice Sets 1-6
". . . there wasn't a single scenario they asked me for which I hadn't already prepared!"
"I passed my boards. UBP was vital to my preparation, and there wasn't a single scenario they asked me for which I hadn't already prepared." - Dr. Samuel Korbe, Practice Sets 1-6
"The course was awesome and spot on for the exam!"
I recently took your online course and subsequently passed my oral boards. The course was awesome and spot on for the exam! - Anonymous fall 2016 online course attendee
"I felt very well prepared!"
I would like to thank the staff at UBP for helping me pass the oral boards. I utilized the videos and books and I thought they were spot on. I was 5 years removed from residency and had avoided the Orals in part due to constant distractions and part extreme anxiety.
If you go through the material (I studied 4 weeks) you will get a good handle on the type of questions and challenges you will be faced on the exam.I felt very well prepared despite a certain two examiners attempts to break me down. Thanks again Dr. George and staff - Dr. Allen C., online course attendee!
“The course was great and I really benefitted a lot from it. My confidence and skills did improve significantly after the course. Thank you!” - Anonymous fall 2016 San Deigo live course attendee
"If I had it to do over again, I would choose this course."- Dr. Wadid Zaky
". . . and I PASSED!Your approach was very effective . . . I would definitely, highly recommend your review course."- Dr. Nepthalie Catameo
Yours is the only one that breaks down the answers, focuses on presentation style, and how to manage questions when the answer is unclear. - Dr. S. Chris Jacobs
"Great course! Great strategy . . . I will highly recommend this course!” - April 2016
"I had so many questions directly from the prep . . ." - Dr. Brent Carter
"This is THE course to take!" - R.A. spring 2016
"I would recommend this course to ANYONE!" - Dr. Varun Rimmalapudi
"I really benefited A LOT from it.!"
“The course was great and I really benefited A LOT from it! My confidence and skills did improve significantly after the course. Thank you!” - Anonymous, fall 2016 San Deigo live course attendee
"I would like to thank the staff at UBP for helping me pass the oral boards. I utilized the videos and books and I thought they were spot on! I was 5 years removed from residency and had avoided the Orals in part due to constant distractions and part extreme anxiety. If you go through the material (I studied 4 weeks) you will get a good handle on the type of questions and challenges you will be faced on the exam. I felt very well prepared despite a certain two examiners attempts to break me down.
Thanks again Dr. George and staff!" - Dr Allen C, online course attendee
"I would recommend this course to ANYONE!"
"Success on the Oral Boards requires adequate depth in knowledge base, an ability to professionally communicate appropriate information in a short amount of time and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing scenarios. The course materials and practice exams provided by Ultimate Board Prep proved extremely valuable in honing my skills in each of these aspects. I would recommend this course to ANYONE facing this test" - Dr. Varun Rimmalapudi, spring 2016 online course attendee
"I just found out I passed the exam!"
"I just found out I passed the exam! It was really nerve racking for the past 2 weeks. Thinking back 2 months ago, I had no clue what it was going to be like, but attending your course gave me the insight and encouragement to make this journey possible. I really appreciate all your support and help, I wouldn't have made it without your course!" - Dr. Na Yang, spring 2016 New Jersey live course attendee
"Just learned that I passed!"
"Just learned that I passed! The UBP method was instrumental in my success! I'm appreciative for all of the work your team does in helping candidates like myself prepare." - spring 2016 New Jersey Webcast attendee
"This is THE course to take!"
“The ultimate board prep worked for me! I truly believe without this course I would not have passed. The books are very easy to read and everyone at UBP really took time out and cared. Mock exams were the best and very helpful. This is THE course to take for Anesthesia Oral Boards!” -- R.A. spring 2016 online course attendee
"I used UBP recently for my spring oral board exam and think highly of the 6 books. I had so many questions directly from the prep and my room 1 stem was very similar to one of the main stems in book 4 or 5." - Dr. Brent Carter
"I will highly recommend this course!”
“Great course! I can see much improvement in only 4 days! My residency didn’t teach to the oral boards so this was very helpful. Great strategy and great people running the course! I will highly recommend this course.” - April 2016 Houston live course attendee
"Well worth the time and money!"
“Great course! I am so glad I came! Well worth the time and money.” - April 2016 Houston live course attendee
"The course was essential to my board certification!"
“Thanks for the nice gift! And thanks for all the support. The course was essential to my board certification!" - B.S. spring 2016 San Diego live course attendee
“Detailed dissection of each oral exam was very helpful.
Small class size was ideal for being able to do public exams.” - Spring 2016 New Jersey live course attendee
"I took my Oral Boards on April 6th, and the results came in today: PASS!
I want to thank you all for the time and for putting this course together. It's shocking how much of what we discussed came up as actual cases on the test for me. It's nice to say that I'm now board-certified in Anesthesiology." - GB Spring 2016 San Diego live course attendee
“I appreciated the courtesy of all UBP staff. I felt they truly had my best interests, i.e. passing my oral board exam, at heart." - Spring 2016 New Jersey live course attendee
“Excellent course! Excellent location! Excellent staff!" - Spring 2016 New Jersey live course attendee
“Learning of the different methods to organize my thoughts (four critical components, etc.) while at the same time reviewing and expanding knowledge in a meaningful way has been very helpful at the course. Also, Dr. George explains things very well and in a way that made me understand that I have not been able to for the past 5 years! I feel much more confident for this exam after just 4 days of this course and I have a good study plan for my remaining days thanks to this course.” - Spring 2016 New Jersey live course attendee
"I just wanted to say thank you for your time and assistance with my preparation for the oral board exam. I received notification that I passed the exam today on my first attempt and I think that the UBP program played a significant role in my success. I felt that the practice sets were extremely realistic and representative of the questions I was asked on the actual exam. I also believe that the methods taught during the course were a major confidence builder for me, and I utilized those techniques frequently during the real exam. " - Dr Alex Cravanas, Spring 2016 online course attendee
"I just wanted to let you know that I passed. Thanks for all your help. I strongly feel that your course was helpful in my passing. It provided essential must knows for the exam and also an organized structure in presenting my answers." - Spring 2016 New Jersey course attendee
“I just wanted to let you and Greg both know the Houston Web Cast has really been worth it and I really appreciate both of your hard work. The UBP course material is by far the best out there, it's just up to me to get my butt in gear and the rest will happen." - Monte Lunsford, Spring 2016 Web Cast Attendee
The Ultimate Board Prep has genuine, caring instructors who obviously are invested in their student’s success. --Spring 2016 Houston Live Course Attendee
This was a really good course! A big improvement over other courses offered elsewhere. In my opinion, the Ultimate Board Prep is the best course available. --Spring 2016 Houston Live Course Attendee
“This course did a very good job of striking a balance between focus on strategy and delivery of content.” --Spring 2016 Houston Live Course Attendee
“This was an excellent course! Dr. George did an exceptional job breaking down the 4 critical components and explaining how to answer the questions in a concise, coherent way.” --Spring 2016 San Diego Live Course Attendee
“This course is exceptionally organized and professionally run. Practice sets contain very high yield topics with thorough, but excellent explanations. Everything from the lunch gift cards to the Survival Packs were very nice touches to the course and made me feel more like a family member than a customer. Extremely professional course with a personal touch! It’s how a course should be run!" --Spring 2016 San Diego Live Course Attendee
“You guys are really the best! Please continue to teach your methods of passing the oral boards because it’s right on target. I'd recommend every anesthesia candidate taking the boards to you!” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
"After I tried one other review course and failed my exam, I knew it was time to try a different approach to learning. The UBP nailed it. Dr. George has mastered the science and art to passing the oral boards!” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
“Great course!! The information, techniques, and repetition have been solidified not only an approach to organize information given in an oral board practice stem, but also is a way to think through decisions, risks, and benefit in any clinical situation.” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
“I feel like your review books are the most comprehensive and targeted review that is out there. (And I’ve done all the available courses.) Combine that with the emphasis on effective organization of recall makes this course really effective.” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
“Outstanding course. Small size provides for more intimate learning environment and greater opportunity for discussion. Best text I have seen for oral boards.” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
“I have taken this exam five times before. I have used three other Board PrepPrograms. I used two of them multiple times. I always assumed that the problemwas my knowledge without ever realizing the importance of my presentation andhow to improve it. ONLY UBP HAS TAUGHT ME ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. Dr.George and Dr. Nguyen have been especially helpful. If, God forbid, I ever have totake the exam again, I’d come straight back to UBP for practice, instruction,refinement, feedback, etc. Plus, the Georges are just really thoughtful, great people!UBP is the best oral board prep I have ever had. I have generally dreaded preparingfor this exam. UBP has actually made it enjoyable. I think I may be having fun andlearning to be a better doctor in the process.” --Fall 2015, Live Course Attendee
I was faced with a very difficult stem AND a difficult examiner.
Attending the Ultimate Board Prep course 6 weeks prior to my oral examination gave me the opportunity to gain invaluable and useful critiques of my ability (or lack there of) in answering difficult questions effectively. I encountered an incredibly difficult stem question AND a difficult examiner and was able to recall specific advice given to me after my first mock oral exam at UBP. Using that advice, I turned an evolving downward spiral into a final victory and passed on my first attempt. I credit the Ultimate Board Prep with giving me the final edge on my preparation for the exam and wholeheartedly recommend their course to anyone determined to take orals only once! - JE
They focus on communication and judgment skills. These are so hard to master, but Ultimate Board Prep focuses on these skills and I believe it is why I passed after 2 failures. Mike and Greg! Thank you guys so very much! I think I cried when I passed...I know my husband did! This was my third attempt at the oral boards. My husband gave up his job so that he could be with our four children while I did my residency and fellowship, so my income is the only income we have. We moved to a great group and thought we were finally done with the sacrifice until I failed the orals the first time. So, for the second time I studied harder and practiced with my group. I thougt we were done then I failed the second time. Then my group told me that they were going to let me go if I did not pass the third time. My buddy had gone to Ultimate Board Prep and told me that he really thought it helped. So I went to one course. It was awesome. It was small, it was personal, and the coaching that Dr. Smith and Dr. George gave me was incredible. When I first read one of the Ultimate Board Prep books that my buddy had...I thought this is really a simple idea...I do not think I need to go to the course. He told me that I should go and I am so glad that I did. It was 4 days of practicing the Ultimate Board Prep techniques and doing one on one exams with OUTSTANDING feedback. It was not learning the material... I knew the information...but rather how to present it and how to answer questions that I did not know the answers. I met a few people from the course and we practiced every week for 4 months with the Ultimate Board Prep techniques. A month before the exam I was feeling good about my practice but I went to the last minute course in San Antonio and it really helped! I felt great about the communication and judgment skills that I learned. In fact my stem question was exactly what we had practiced and Dr. Smith had talked about. I could not believe it! All the key points and the pros and cons of my answers were right from the course! Then 2 of my extra topics were things we had just discussed at the course. I passed on my third attempt at the orals because of Ultimate Board Prep. I went to 2 courses and practiced weekly what they taught me. They focus on communication and judgment skills. These are so hard to master, but Ultimate Board Prep focuses on these skills and I believe it is why I passed after 2 failures. Thank you so much Ultimate Board Prep!!!! -AT
UBP does not use memorization or pneumonics, but teaches organization of knowledge and expands the depth of knowledge....
Dr. George and Dr. Smith are dedicated educators with the goal of helping each test taker individually based on his/her needs. UBP gave me a very thorough overview of the topics tested on boards and helped me to organize my thought process and pass the boards on the first try. UBP does not use memorization or pneumonics (which board examiners frown upon), but UBP teaches organization of knowledge and expands the depth of knowledge, and teaches how to speak quickly and knowledgeablely. Excellent course and excellent strategy! Thanks UBP for helping me pass the first time! -Kimberly Babiash
This course is Different! This course is Excellent! I have gone to two separate courses, and found deficits in those courses due to lack of teaching. Other courses just intimidate and badger the oral board candidate without giving concrete feedback. This course is different! This course is excellent! The instructors discuss each case/problems in depth. In addition, The instructors emphasize specific strategies to display knowledge in a rapid effective manner. Best oral board review course I have attended so far! -Baltimore, MD
This course is, by far, the Very Best out there. This course is, by far, the Very Best out there. It really does teach you how to organize your thoughts and express them in a consultant-like-fashion. If you want to pass orals, you Must take this course. -Dr. Brian Allen
Your Approach was very effective. I checked in the ABA online portal today and I PASSED the Anesthesia ORAL BOARD EXAM given at Salt Lake City. The ultimate board prep practice sets 1,2,3,4 were of tremendous help. I have already lost count of how many times I have read and tried to memorize the books. Your approach was very effective. I practiced and practiced the topics in the books so many, many times. I would definitely, highly recommend your review course. -Dr. Nepthalie Catameo
Yours is the only one that breaks down the answers, focuses on presentation style, and how to manage questions when the answer is unclear. I am ecstatic to report that I passed the oral exam in Salt Lake City, 2011. I was literally down to my last attempt before going back to the ITE. I will say that the exam was pretty rigorous, fast-paced, difficult to predict, with an extensively detailed first case. I've taken all the usual courses offered for this exam, but yours is the only one that breaks down the answers, focuses on presentation style, and how to manage questions when the answer is unclear. -Dr. S. Chris Jacobs
Taught by great mentors who have a passion to help you pass the oral boards. Thank you for the exceptional board review course. I found it to be a great experience, highly motivating and well targeted. Taught by great mentors who have a passion to help you pass the oral boards. The small group classroom gives it a feel of a private tutorial. Looking forward to seeing you in Boston. - Dr. Jeffrey Follansbee
The UBP method helped me better manage my reactions to examiners, and better articulate my responses.
Dr. Terry Fletcher and I BOTH PASSED! We are both grateful to everyone at Ultimate Board Prep for your efforts, your coaching, and your patience. I for one recognize the UBP method helped me better manage my reactions to examiners, and better articulate my responses—in fact, several questions asked of others (who took exams on the same day as me) were not asked of me, because I was able to anticipate information and give it to the examiners pre-emptively. Thanks again for putting so much time and thought into building this prep program—my wife is equally grateful . . . - James Hunt
If I had it to do over again, I would choose this course. I had not heard about the Ultimate Board Prep before attending, but it turned to be an excellent course, the best in my opinion. I felt the discussions were excellent and mimicked the real thing. The content is amazing and regularly updated. In the course you learn the strategy and the art of what to say and how to say it, you also learn how to respond to the toughest questions. I feel I am a better consultant. If I had it to do over again, I would choose this course again and again. Great job and highly recommended. Thanks Dr. George and Dr. Smith -Dr. Wadid Zaky
The ultimate board prep was key to my passing of the oral board exam! The ultimate board prep was key to my passing of the oral board exam! I utilized the ultimate package which was all encompassing and gave me the competitive advantage I needed. Getting the coaching tips, mock oral exams (with well trained examiners who provided vital feedback and much needed criticism), exam books and two courses provided me with knowledge, practice and most importantly the ability to act as a consultant. The course content is spot on and tough. No tricks or gimmicks, this is the real deal! The ability to quickly organize knowledge and then communicate those thoughts are where the ultimate board prep shines. Thanks to all including Drs. George and Smith! -Dr. Mitch Read
"I found that the multiple exams I was given as well as the study books were helpful in my formulating a way to organize my thoughts." -Anonymous, 2013
"I'm very satisfied with the personal feedback provided hereand overall technique and approach given. I'm coming away from this weekend with a clear course of how to get to where I need to be and confidence in my ability to get there. Prior to this weekend, I felt a much higher level of anxiety. Now, I feel energized to get the job done, both prepping and on exam day." -Anonymous, 2013
"I have never received constructive feedback. The fact that the course broke things down into logical, concise, manageable strategy was fantastic! I also really appreciated all of the practice opportunities and that both Dr. George and Dr. Smith very consistenetly employed the strategies in their answers. Hearing questions broken down and answered in ways reflective of the curriculum reassured me that the strategies were practical and possible with practice! I also liked hearing other examinees take oral tests. It made me realize I wasn't the only one struggling and made me comfortable volunteering to take practice tests which I never thought I would. Dr. George and Dr. Smith fostered a supportive and constructive atmosphere in which to learn." -Dr. Courtney Hancock, 2013
"I have checked many oral board sources. I believe this course is the most comprehensive and most up to date, as well as very reflective of exam style. I have already recommended to my friends." -Anonymous, 2013
"I was very happy with the quality of this course and if I could, I'd do it again before the oral exam." -Anonymous, 2013
"Thank you! I will highly recommend this review course to colleagues!" -Anonymous, 2013
"I will definately recommend it to everybody for exam prep." -Anonymous, 2013
"Questions are excellent with very high yield. Coaching and curriculum were excellent. It very quickly helped me change my approach. I am incredibly grateful for this course. I fully expect to pass this second time around." -New Jersey Course, 2014
"Taking this course is the single-most important, high-yield move I've made to give me the best chance to pass this exam." - Phoenix Course, 2013
"I will always remember and appreciate the help and guidance."-Anonymous, 2013