ACS NewsScope Highlights Rowland Performance Courses

December 2, 2011 -- The Dec. 2nd issue of NewsScope, the electronic weekly update from the American College of Surgeons, promoted Dr. Pamela Rowland's Oral Board Review courses scheduled for February and September of 2012. The full text of the article:


The 2012 Clinical Performance and Oral Examinations in Surgery course, now in its 20th year, will be offered from Sunday, February 26, to Friday, March 2, at the Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, VT, and September 9-15, in Key West, FL. Register by January 31, 2012, for the Vermont course. Leaders of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery reviewed the outcomes of this course in March and will publish the results in 2012 in the Journal of Surgical Education. The course provides an opportunity for surgeons who have not passed the certifying examination or senior residents who anticipate difficulty with the examination to receive individual feedback on their oral examination skills and knowledge base from selected national faculty. The expanded course, which will allow for more individual assessment, will begin with an evening reception on Sunday. All participants will be videotaped in a mock certifying examination on Thursday and assigned a debriefing session for the next day. Each debriefing will include a behavioral analysis, content areas of weakness, a plan, and questions for review along with a video copy of the mock examination. CLICK HERE to view a full description and to register online. Questions about the program should be sent to or


- ACS NewsScope (2011, December 2).