The initial American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM) board exam has three components: written, oral, and practical. By a significant margin, whenever a resident fails an initial attempt taking the board exam, it is due to failure of the oral portion. Per discussion with first time test takers, the oral portion is the least familiar format following their residency. Preparation for the oral portion tends to be less commonly available or performed than either the written or practical portions. Failure of board exams due to inadequate performance, or mastery of material is reasonable. Lack of familiarity with the format is not a reason people should fail a first exam as it does not measure mastery of the material. More exposure to the oral board format is needed for our residents.
At the conclusion of this workshop, the learner should be able:
1. To access resources and rules for enrollment and preparation for AOBNMM board exam
2. To be familiar with general process and timing involved in AOBNMM oral exam
3. To facilitate a study practice within their own residencies to practice and learn from oral board exercises throughout the training years