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Basic and Clinical Science Course Self-Assessment Program

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Basic and Clinical Science Course Self-Assessment Program

Basic and Clinical Science Course Self-Assessment Program

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Pinpoint and Fill Knowledge Gaps

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course™ is evolving to be even more effective for today's residents with the online BCSC Self-Assessment Program which helps them efficiently pinpoint and fill knowledge gaps. It is also an effective tool for practicing ophthalmologists.

  • Designed for residents in collaboration with residency program directors
  • 4,500+ (and growing) high-yield questions for efficient, effective OKAP prep (sample)
  • Questions are tied directly to BCSC content (sample)
  • Answers provide discussions, plus excerpts from the BCSC and complete references (sample)
  • Content is written and reviewed by an experienced committee of Academy volunteers

With the BCSC Self-Assessment Program, residents and practicing ophthalmologists can:

  • Take a timed exam or go at their own pace
  • Get immediate feedback with resources for further study
  • Use the spaced repetition mode to enhance knowledge retention
  • Identify exactly which BCSC chapters they should review with detailed performance reports
  • Compare their performance to their peers with granular and aggregate normative data (sample)
  • Track changes in their performance over time
  • Use hotkey shortcuts to quickly answer and toggle back and forth between questions
  • Easily take notes with the notebook feature
  • Quickly search the entire library of questions by topic or keyword
  • Access via any smartphone or computer

BCSC Self-Assessment Program users earned higher scores (P < 0.001 when compared to nonusers) on the 2021 OKAP® Exam than nonusers.

Bonus features:

  • Residents may choose challenge mode, which allows them to answer questions in their own words.
  • As the Academy adds new content and features, current subscribers will receive these upgrades at no additional charge.

The BCSC Self-Assessment Program is a 12-month subscription.

Bulk discounts:
20% off for 2 to 15 users
30% off for 16 or more users

Bulk discounts apply to units purchased in a single order. For example, five subscriptions purchased in a single transaction will trigger a 20% discount at checkout. Cumulative purchases made on multiple orders will not trigger a discount.

CME Information:

Practicing ophthalmologists can use the BCSC Self-Assessment Program to test their clinical knowledge and decision-making skills. It is also an excellent resource for earning Self-Assessment CME credit. Earn up to 65 CME credits with no additional fees.

This product comprises 13 separate modules (one module for each volume of the BCSC) which carry a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each, for a total of up to 65 CME credits.

For each module:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Self-Assessment CME:
This activity meets the Self-Assessment CME requirements defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Please be advised that the ABO is not an accrediting body for purposes of any CME program. The ABO does not sponsor this or any outside activity, and ABO does not endorse any particular CME activity. Complete information regarding the ABO Self-Assessment CME Maintenance of Certification requirements are available at: http://abop.org/maintain-certification/.

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System Requirements:

  • For PCs: Windows 7+ with the latest version of Google Chrome; Firefox; Internet Explorer 11; or Microsoft Edge
  • For Macs: Mac OS X 10.13+ with the latest version of Safari
  • For Android tablets and smartphones: Android 4.3+
  • For Apple iPad and iPhone: iOS 7+
  • This product is not recommended for use with tablet or smartphone operating systems that are not installed by the manufacturer.
  • This product is not recommended for smartphones with screens smaller than five inches.
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