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The Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Prep Course is specifically designed to prepare participants for the OCS examination and stimulate their clinical practice. A regional approach is used throughout the curriculum that includes: test taking strategies, upper extremities, cervical and thoracic spines, lower extremities, lumbar spine and pelvis, critical inquiry, and miscellaneous topics and review. The course runs on a yearly cycle (April 1 to March 31) to coincide with the upcoming exam date.
The heart of this course is more than 200 questions similar in format and content to the questions asked on this challenging examination. Students start the course by taking a pre-test to establish areas of weakness. Areas of weakness are then improved with a combination of feedback on each question missed as well as short web-based lectures and easily digestible content to allow focused and efficient improvement in those areas that need it most. Innovative Flash-based testing software by articulate allows missing a question to become a learning experience in itself as answer level feedback instructs the student on why the incorrect answer is wrong (or gives more information about correct answers).
If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.
This course was such a great tool for highlighting focus areas on the exam. It was structured to keep me on task while studying, and the quizzes/exams were so essential for the actual exam. I loved the web maps to dive deeper into what I need to look at so I’m studying what I need to learn, not what I already know.
You should not take OCS test without EIM behind you. It is a must!