APPLIED Exam

part 2 / oral boards


The part 2 exam was replaced by the APPLIED exam in 2017 with two components:

    Standardized Oral Examination (SOE)

    Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

OSCEs will launch in March 2018. Content Outline

Median pass rate for first time takers (2009-2015) is 86%

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The APPLIED exam is offered 9 weeks a year at the ABA assessment center in Raleigh, NC:

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Successful Candidate Behavior and Improper Candidate Behavior videos from the ABA.

What to Expect: The ABA Part 2 Examination and ABA Part 2 Examination Orientation videos from the ABA.

Oral board review books

John Doyle's Hints for Mastering the Orals (2005)

Excellent overview and PowerPoint by Jessica Lovich-Sapola

Advice from The Anesthesia Consultant, Richard Novak

Model exam run-throughs from ACCRAC (Episode 34)

Discussion threads at Student Doctor Network:


Oral board commercial prep courses:

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