Oral Boards

AAEM has over 25 years of successful experience in Oral Board preparation. AAEM examiners bring years of expert insight and experience to help you succeed.

Our course features six single standard patient case encounters and two structured interview case encounters, using the same software platform as the ABEM virtual Oral Certification Examination – providing you the advantage at the exam from your first case encounter!

Join 5400+ board eligible candidates who prepared for the Oral Board Certification Exam with AAEM.

Course Highlights

  • Experience: AAEM has been committed to being the leader in emergency medicine education for over 25 years by providing expert oral board prep. Our examiners bring years of insight and experience.
  • Exam Simulation: AAEM’s review course is ahead of the competition by using the same software platform as the ABEM Virtual Oral Examination.
  • Learn the Virtual Format: AAEM’s course includes six standard single-patient and two structured interview cases. Beginning in 2023, the ABEM exam includes two structured interview cases; AAEM’s course provides you with the necessary practice and feedback you need for the exam.
  • One-on-One Preparation: Your eight case encounters will be in a one-on-one examiner to participant ratio to best prepare you for the exam. You will receive valuable feedback immediately following each case encounter.
  • Case Feedback: Valuable feedback immediately follows each case encounter. 

Testimonials from Past Course Participants

With the new Structured Interview cases, it was so helpful to have two of these new cases to practice and review the format.

This course has definitely made me more comfortable with preparing for the oral board exam. I am now more confident; I have a strategy that will hopefully bring success and less anxiety on the test date.

Incredibly helpful setting the scene and tempo of exam day. So nice to be able to go through the logistics and process of the virtual testing.

About the Oral Board Review Course

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the course hosted?
AAEM Oral Board Review Courses is held on Zoom. The information and access link for the online course site will be emailed (at provided email address) to confirmed registrants approximately 24-48 hours prior to the course.

What is the format of the course?
After an introductory session to familiarize participants with the ABEM/AOBEM oral board format, each candidate will be presented with six standard single-patient case encounters and two structured interview case encounters. Instruction will be provided in one-on-one encounters with course faculty. Candidates will respond to examiners as they would to ABEM/AOBEM examiners. After each case, the candidate will receive immediate feedback from the examiner who may also offer suggestions for improvement. A debriefing session allows for an important overview of the exam experience and provides participants with helpful take-home points.

When should I register?
Due to limited course size, please register as soon as possible. Please register online to confirm course availability. If course date is full, a wait list is available. Due to the course’s one to one registrant to examiner ratio format, no additional registrants may be added to a course date once capacity is reached.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
Due to the course’s high faculty-to-student ratio, refunds for cancellations will be authorized ONLY by written request received at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course and if a replacement registrant can be found. If a replacement registrant is found, a full refund of registration fees minus $100.00 will be provided. 

What is the dress code? 
The review course is designed to simulate the examination as closely as possibly. Although the review course does not require a specific dress code, it is recommended to dress business casual (suggested collared shirt).  

Do I receive CME credit for attending?
A CME self-report link will be sent to attendees via email following the course. You may log-in and print your CME certificate at that time.

What forms of payment are accepted?
Acceptable forms of payment include: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or check made payable to AAEM.

Recording and Permissions
Recording (video or audio) or duplication of any materials or content is prohibited. Permission from AAEM must be granted in writing prior to the program or event.

Additional questions?
For more information, please email Tom Derenne or call 800-884-2236

Registration Rates

Member (Associate Member, Fellow-in-Training)
Early Bird Rate*: $799 
Regular/Late Rate: $849    

Early Bird Rate*: $999
Regular/Late Rate: $1049

*The early bird rate closes 30 days before the course date.

2023 Course Dates and Times

Register today for Oral Board Review Course! Below are the 2023 course dates and times:

  • Wednesday, May 3
  • Thursday, May 4
  • Wednesday, September 13
  • Thursday, September 14
  • Wednesday, November 29
  • Thursday, November 30

All courses start at 10:45am CT and end at 4:00pm CT.

CME Information

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
All planning committee members, faculty, and staff participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by AAEM are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest to the content of their presentations. AAEM’s Education Committee and ACCME Subcommittee have established procedures to resolve conflict of interest.