Keep your ophthalmic knowledge current with the Academy's 2013–2014 Basic and Clinical Science Course
(BCSC). The BCSC is ophthalmology’s most extensive compilation of scientific research and clinical experience, and is continually updated by a faculty of more than 80 expert ophthalmologists. Each of the 13 sections includes up-to-date clinical knowledge, concise information and tables, self-assessment questions with answers, photos and illustrations, and opportunities for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Beginning with the 2013–2014 edition, the Academy and the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) have partnered to make the BCSC the standard text for all European ophthalmology training programs. The EBO now recommends the BCSC as the primary educational resource for European trainees and ophthalmologists studying for the annual EBO Diploma Exam. This partnership allows the EBO to contribute to the ongoing development of the BCSC so it serves the needs of trainees and practicing ophthalmologists in both Europe and the U.S.
The BCSC includes:
Each BCSC section is available in the print or eBook format.
Print: Purchase BCSC in its classic print format.
eBook: Academy eBooks transform the content of the print BCSC into a convenient, user-friendly digital format. Access the BCSC eBooks from your Apple iPad® or Android™ device with the free Academy eBooks app.
This app allows you to download BCSC eBooks for offline use! Click the "Technical Specs" tab for more information, or click the "eBook Features Guide" icon under "View Samples" above.
You can also access the BCSC eBooks from your computer or other mobile device with an Internet connection. BCSC eBooks include tools for bookmarking, notes, highlighting and search that looks across all 13 sections. (This feature is currently available on PCs and iPads. Coming for Android tablets late 2013.)
After purchase, visit www.aao.org/myonlineproducts and log in with your Academy username and password.
Purchase the BCSC complete set in the following formats:
Purchase BCSC eBooks for Multiple Users
If you need BCSC Complete eBook Sets for more than one person, get the best value by purchasing multiple licenses. Generous discounts are available (10 to 40 percent off), depending on the number of licenses you purchase.
For more information or to order, email email@example.com or call 866.561.8558 (U.S. only) or +1 415.561.8540, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Or, click on the icon below “View Samples” to print an order form.
Critical Information For Apple iPad users:
With the recent introduction of Apple’s iOS7, highlights, notes and bookmarks in the AAO eBooks app may be lost when users upgrade to iOS7, due to iCloud’s inability to backup this data.
Currently, developers are revising the AAO eBooks app to be fully compatible with iOS7. The updates will make it possible to keep your highlights, notes and bookmarks after upgrading to the new operating system and to synchronize them amongst iOS and Android devices. It is expected these features will be available by late October.
In the meantime, if you plan to upgrade to iOS7, it is recommended that you take screenshots of your notes, bookmarks, and highlights so you can reference them after the upgrade. To capture what is displayed on your screen, simultaneously press and then release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons on your iPad. Your screen will flash and the screenshot will be automatically added to the pictures in your Camera Roll. We apologize in advance for this unforeseen inconvenience.
If your university or practice has purchased the 2013-2014 BCSC Residency Set, Residency eBooks Set Multi-User or Complete Set Multi-User on behalf of other users, please share this information with them as they may not receive this email.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 866.561.8558 (toll free, U.S. only), or +1 415.561.8540, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.