"The Ultimate Board Prep course was key to my success"
"I got the good news that I passed the oral exam, and I am now board certified! The Ultimate Board Prep course was key to my success. Thank you so much! I will recommend your course to everyone I know who will be taking this exam."
- Ultimate Package, S.M., spring 2019
"The OSCE curriculum was impressive and effective as well"
"Thanks again Ubp! I just got my results today and I passed! UBP was amazing and super helpful! The OSCE curriculum was impressive and effective as well. Please give my special thanks to Ubp examiners, Keith Schmidt, and Salwa Shenaq. The Ultimate 10 hour review with Dr. Shenaq was beneficial too."
- Ultimate Package customer, spring 2019
"The 5-Hour CV review was especially helpful in covering my weak areas"
"I wanted to convey my gratitude to the entire Ultimate Board Prep team for helping me pass my oral boards! This is the first time I have invested in a prep course. My hectic work schedule during my cardio-thoracic fellowship did not allow me to sit one-on-one with my mentors who could have given me oral board exams at my workplace. Consequently, I decided to enroll myself in your course. I am very fortunate that I had the right guidance from you to face the oral boards. My exam experience was pleasant and I did not feel at any time that I was struggling during the exam. I purchased the OSCE curriculum with my course, and I wanted to let you know the OSCE information for every station is perfect! I prepared the OSCE over two days and found myself speaking confidently and in full control of any kind of scenario: a consent, medication error, angry surgeon, regional block, TEE, or QC project. It was all there to prepare me so I could confidently take the exam without difficulty. I am thankful of everyone who worked with me! Dr. George, your 2-Hour Small Group Training session was invaluable! Drs. Huffman and Shenaq were so helpful with my online exams. The 5-Hour CV review was especially helpful in covering my weak areas. I felt truly encouraged by Dr. Shenaq and at the same time that I could push myself to absorb more information. She is a keen observer who can gauge your knowledge and get you to a point where you will be a strong player for this board exam. Many thanks to Myle who helped me coordinate my online exams and 5 hr. review. I will always recommend to colleagues and friends the UBP program!"
- Online Course A, OSCE, and Ultimate Review, Shonali Pawar, spring 2019
"I am certain your online course and the mock exams made a big difference"
"First of all, I would like to thank you for offering your excellent online courses! I did pass the exam on my first attempt, even though English is a second language for me. I am certain your online course and the mock exams made a big difference. Please send my special thanks to Dr. Waldman and Dr. Huffman for their invaluable advice and guidance during my private online exams. Another thing I wanted to thank you for was your extraordinary customer support and professionalism. I had an issue after hours, and didn't expect that your staff, Jill, would respond to the email right away and take care of it immediately. Thank you Ubp!"
- Ultimate Package, C.D., spring 2019
"This was not my first attempt at this exam, but my first try with using your program and it was the key to passing"
"Thank you, Ubp, from the bottom of my heart for helping me pass my oral boards! This was not my first attempt at this exam, but my first try with using your program and it was the key to passing. I also want to thank Dr. Shenaq for all of her help and her fantastic 5-Hour CV Review program."
- Ultimate Package, 5-Hour CV Review, M. B., spring 2019
"The clinical reviews were undoubtedly helpful, but it was the practice exams and the organized approach to answering that was indispensable to me being able to pass in a single attempt"
"I want to thank everyone at UBP for all the help I received using all the resources provided. I passed both parts of the Applied exam on my first attempt, and that absolutely would not have happened without UBP. The clinical reviews were undoubtedly helpful, but it was the practice exams and the organized approach to answering that was indispensable to me being able to pass in a single attempt. I felt that the investment in UBP was an easy choice to make when compared to the cost and inconvenience of potentially retaking the exam. The video review sessions were streamlined with high yield information that made it possible to study on even the busiest day."
- Ultimate Package, R Longfellow, spring 2019
"I sincerely appreciate how your program was organized, and the supplemental activities, especially Dr. Shenaq's 5-hour review"
"Thank you for your program. I felt very well prepared for my Oral Exam and received my result yesterday that I passed. I sincerely appreciate how your program was organized, and the supplemental activities, especially Dr. Shenaq's 5-hour review. I found myself reviewing her presentation in the two days leading up to the board as a general overview of high yield topics. I can't stress how beneficial it was to have this as part of the curriculum. I am the Associate Program Director of the residency here at my institution and will be recommending UBP to my residents when they are preparing for this exam. Thank you again."
- Ultimate Package, Eric Morell, fall 2018
"Each one of your mock examiners displayed a genuine concern for my success"
"I want to sincerely thank you for your advice and encouragement during my training sessions and mock exams in September and October. Today, I learned that I passed my SOE and OSCE exams, and I am very grateful for the role that UBP played! I want to send a special thanks to Dr. Shenaq who always allowed for extra time to make sure that I had all of the feedback that I needed to succeed. Each one of your mock examiners displayed a genuine concern for my success, and I will highly recommend your program to my peers and colleagues. Happy holidays and deepest gratitude!"
- Ultimate Package Customer fall 2018
"I passed on the first try and don't think I could have done it without your Practice Sets."
"Thank you for putting together such great material! I passed on the first try and don't think I could have done it without your Practice Sets. Thank you again!"
- LN, Practice Sets 1-6, spring 2018
"The online course was excellent and I truly feel the program prepared me to be a better anesthesiologist. "
"To the Ultimate Board Prep Team, I found out the great news today that I passed my oral boards. Thank you so much to the team at UBP and a special thanks to Dr. Huffman who helped me through my practice exams. The online course was excellent and I truly feel the program prepared me to be a better anesthesiologist. I will definitely recommend Ultimate Board Prep in the future to my colleagues. Thanks so much!"
- S. Koushik , Online Course B, spring 2018
"Thanks to your course, my mock exams, and an individual review with Dr. Shenaq, I was more prepared for this test than any other test I’ve taken in medicine."
"Just received my “Pass” boards result about an hour ago. I wanted you all to know...Thanks to your course, my mock exams, and an individual review with Dr. Shenaq, I was more prepared for this test than any other test I’ve taken in medicine. I was calm, collected, and felt the exams progressed smoothly. I also felt good rapport with my examiners...I left the exam feeling confident. Thank you for the course and the work you all do. I don’t think my experience would have unfolded this way without you! I plan to recommend you all to anyone in the board prep phases. More importantly than passing the boards, your course helped me brush up on areas I haven’t really seen in about a year (I just finished my fellowship and we don’t tackle much OB or pediatrics). I feel more confident to tackle these cases in the “real" world. Thanks for everything!"
- Ultimate Package, Spring 2018
"I know I would have not passed without Ultimate Board Prep."
"Dear Dr. George, I cannot thank you enough for providing me with the exact tools necessary to pass my oral boards the first time. I spent countless hours watching and re-watching the videos, talking to you and answering you on my computer screen. Lol! I know I would have not passed without Ultimate Board Prep. I just want to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart for what you do! If you put in the work and follow the advice of the Ubp team it truly is a recipe for success. And, that test day was nothing I would want to experience twice!! Thank you so much! Take care and all the best, Mary Zoccoli "
- Mary Zoccoli, Ultimate Package, Spring 2018
"The wide range of practice questions with detailed explanations and the access to Skype practice exams with board-certified anesthesiologists were extremely beneficial."
"The oral board exam was extremely challenging for me. I believe this exam was so difficult because it was totally different from any other exam in my entire academic career. Ultimate Board Prep made the studying process effective by providing a simple, yet comprehensive strategy for answering the difficult board questions. The wide range of practice questions with detailed explanations and the access to Skype practice exams with board-certified anesthesiologists were extremely beneficial. I highly recommend Ultimate Board Prep to any board candidate who is looking for solid assistance to become board certified."
- Jarrett A., Ultimate Package, spring 2018
"Both of my question stems were extremely close to stems seen in the test booklets."
"UBP was the best possible tool for oral boards! I was asked maybe one question in one of my exams that wasn’t covered somewhere in the test booklets. UBP takes away many of the unknowns that make the test so challenging and it allowed me to better express my knowledge of the topics tested. Both of my question stems were extremely close to stems seen in the test booklets. This course needs to be a part of your oral board preparation and I believe it’s by far the best oral board prep course out there. Thank you UBP!"
- Mike Christensen, Online Course A, spring 2018
"I passed thanks to . . . lots of good advice from your team and your Ubp Practice Sets."
"This time last year I was writing to let you know I had failed oral boards and I was considering challenging the ruling that I had failed. I am happy to report this year I have much better news. I passed thanks to a lot of hard work and sacrifice and lots of good advice from your team and your Ubp Practice Sets. Just writing to say thank you to everyone who helped me get through to the other side. Specifically, thanks also to Myle for all the scheduling of last minute exams and all my practice examiners. I will be recommending you highly!"
- TJM Ultimate Package, Spring 2018
"Money and time well spent!"
"I just want to take the time to thank you all at UBP for getting me prepared and leading me to successfully pass my oral board exam. I know for certain I couldn't have done it without your help. Money and time well spent! "
-Anonymous, Online Course B, Spring 2018
"I passed boards easily because of UBP."
"I passed boards easily because of UBP. You guys helped alleviate a major stressor of the past four years. Thanks for your work!"
-JK, Online Course A and Practice Sets 1-6, Spring 2018
"The key was to apply the tools you provided in the course in every answer."
“Thanks to your course and your team of examiners, I passed the oral boards! UBP is by far the best course for the oral boards! This was not my first time taking the orals, but it was the easiest one because I felt so prepared that I was ahead of the examiners almost all the way. Even when they pressed on subjects that I didn’t know completely, I felt confident in my answers. The key was to apply the tools you provided in the course in every answer. (My favorite one is the 4 critical components.) Also, practicing verbalizing all the answers was essential. From now on I’m going to recommend your course to all my colleagues. Thank you very much to you and your excellent team!!!"
-NG, Ubp online course B, fall 2017
"I felt the mock exams in your books were significantly more challenging in comparison to the stems I received on the actual exam!"
“I wanted to start by saying thank you for all of your hard work in making UBP a great product! I cannot emphasize how prepared I felt for the actual board exam after having attended the live course. I felt the mock exams in your books were significantly more challenging in comparison to the stems I received on the actual exam... I have already recommended UBP to all my friends getting ready for their Orals next spring."
-Dr. Jay Vyas, fall 2017, live course attendee
"Passing the boards would not have been easy without your preparation and guidance - Dr. Charmaine A. Cole "
I wanted to thank you all for your help and efforts in studying for this exam. Passing the boards would not have been easy without your preparation and guidance. A special thanks to my assigned physicians who gave detailed comments on strengths and weaknesses. I am sincerely grateful.
- Dr. Charmaine A. Cole, fall 2017, Ubp Online examinee
" the reference materials have been very useful"
I just wanted to write to express my gratitude for your help with the oral boards. After failing to pass the orals in 2016, your program really helped me and a colleague turn things around and pass this year. It was a rewarding experience, and the reference materials have been very useful for day-to-day practice as well. I wish you continued success in helping future generations of anesthesiologists aspiring for board certification.
- Dr. Walter Quiroga, fall 2017, utilized Ubp Practice Sets and Online Exams
"I passed my boards and I have your course to thank for that!"
"Thank Dr. George and the Ultimate Board Prep staff! Looks like I passed my boards and I have your course to thank for that! Thanks again to the entire staff for helping me through this difficult time!
-BC, Ultimate Package fall 2017
"thank you so much for all the materials and practice!"
Hello, I just wanted to let you all know that I passed my oral boards. Found out yesterday, thank you so much for all the materials and practice!
- Dr. Dionne Okafor, Ubp Online Examinee fall 2017
"Your online course and private practice sessions were an invaluable component to my preparation."
I Passed my anesthesia oral boards in June after taking your course. Thank you for all your time and effort. Your online course and private practice sessions were an invaluable component to my preparation.
- Dr. Craig Malk, UBP Online Course A, fall 2017
"Thank you for providing physicians preparing for their oral boards a full concise study program"
Thank you for providing physicians preparing for their oral boards a full concise study program that not only increases your depth of knowledge but also provides physicians with a plan of how to prepare and answer board questions in a more concise but well explained manner. The program not only prepared me for my oral exam but also improved my ability to discuss potential concerns with surgeons about high risk patients in everyday practice. This course without a doubt has improved my professional communication skills and allowed me to improve my discussion skills with surgeons about their patient. A surgeon is never happy when you inform him that you need to cancel a case, but this program really helped to improve the way I organize my thoughts and explain my reasoning behind my decision-making processes.- Dr. Jack Royal, Ubp Online Course A, fall 2017
"I absolutely would not have passed without it"
I passed!!! Thank you all at UBP for your course. I absolutely would not have passed without it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you x 100!
- Dr Richard Feltman, Ultimate Package online courses A & B spring 2017
"Your course gave me hope that I could finally begin to understand this seemingly haphazard exam"
I cannot thank you enough for the hard work that you put into what I believe is the best system for effective Oral Board Prep. I have tried most of the courses out there. This was my 4th attempt in 6 years since residency. I have been saving money just in case I needed to find another job. But your course gave me hope that I could finally begin to understand this seemingly haphazard exam. I just kept studying and practicing with my spouse and I found that I DID have an intelligent answer to the majority of questions on the day of my exam. I also found that I had the confidence to say 'I don't know' because I knew that I would have plenty of other opportunities to demonstrate my knowledge. I have been pleased to find in my asking around that the 'secret' seems to be out that UBP has the best system. You and Jill deserve to be overwhelmed with success. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
- Anonymous Ultimate Package spring 2017
"Your course was definitely instrumental in my passing"
"I found out this week that I am Board Certified! I used your online course to prepare and did 10 private exams with UBP. Your course was definitely instrumental in my passing and allowed me to be more confident in taking the oral boards. Thank you for your help! I highly recommend your courses!"
- Dr Ryan Gordon, Online Course attendee spring 2017
"I believe the strategies and emphasis on organized, repetitive practice was key to my passing the exam." - Dr. Scott Margraf
"I want to thank the folks at UBP for their help in my passing the oral board exam. I became a partner in my group immediately after my results came in. Needless to say that had a significant impact on my life. I did the online course and I followed the guidelines and instructions to the letter. I believe the strategies and emphasis on organized, repetitive practice was key to my passing the exam."
- Dr. Scott Margraf, Online Course attendee spring 2017
"I personally think you offer the best tools for success - Dr. Diem Banh"
"I would like to express my gratitude towards all the help you all have given me while I was preparing for the oral board. I used solely UBP materials to study for the orals and I must say that I am extremely pleased that I passed on my first try without having to say any "I don't know’s" during the exam. I did spend sometime looking at other study materials prior to committing to UBP. I personally think you offer the best tools for success. I attended the live course and I think it was best for me. I wish I had more time to attend both course A and B! Dr. George, Jill, and Sean were so supportive, even giving us lunch meal cards! I am very thankful for all the support everyone at UBP gave to me! THANK YOU!"
- Dr. Diem Banh, Live Course A New Jersey attendee spring 2017
"after reviewing your material I knew that your approach and comprehensive content was the way to prepare for this test!"
"I just wanted to thank you for putting together what I consider to be the BEST Oral Board prep course. I got my results this week and I passed. I originally took another course and after failing this exam, I knew that course was not the way to prepare for the Oral Boards. A colleague of mine suggested your course and after reviewing your material I knew that your approach and comprehensive content was the way to prepare for this test. I definitely recommend your course to everyone that is preparing for the oral boards. Thank you again for all your work with putting this course together!"
- S.S., Online Course A attendee spring 2017
"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 studied every case you gave me and applied your strategies." - Dr. Shay Price
"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