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New BCSC Self-Assessment Program: An Essential Resource for Resident Success

The American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course™ is updated annually by a team of 90+ ophthalmologists. This year the BCSC® is evolving to be even more effective for today's residents with the launch of the new online BCSC Self-Assessment Program which will help them efficiently pinpoint and fill knowledge gaps.

  • Designed for residents in collaboration with residency program directors
  • 1,000+ high-yield questions (and growing) for efficient, effective OKAP prep
  • All questions are tied directly to BCSC content
  • All answers provide a thorough discussion, excerpts from the BCSC and complete references
  • All content is written and reviewed by an experienced committee of Academy volunteers

 

With the BCSC Self-Assessment Program, residents can:

  • Answer questions at their own pace or simulate a timed exam
  • Get immediate feedback with resources for further study
  • Compare their performance to their peers with granular and aggregate normative data
  • Track changes in their performance over time
  • Access via any smartphone or computer

 

Bonus features:

  • Residents may choose an open text mode which allows them to answer questions in their own words. This is an excellent way for advanced residents to prepare for their oral board exam.
  • The Academy will periodically add new content and features to the BCSC Self-Assessment Program. Current subscribers will receive these upgrades at no additional charge.

 

Special launch offer: The Academy will provide all U.S. residency program directors with a free 12-month subscription to the BCSC Self-Assessment Program. Access instructions to come.

 

Ordering information: The BCSC Self-Assessment Program will be available for advance order May 15 and accessible starting in mid-June.

12-month subscription: $275 per user for members | $390 per user for nonmembers

Bulk discounts:

  • 10% off for 2 to 5 users
  • 20% off for 6 to 15 users
  • 25% off for 16 to 20 users
  • 40% off for 21 or more users

 

CME Information:

Practicing ophthalmologists may also benefit from the BCSC Self-Assessment Program. 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. As with all Academy products, there are no additional fees for 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.

 


 

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2018-2019 BCSC Residency Sets

The residency set includes all 13 volumes of the BCSC, plus two important surgical training textbooks: Basic Principles of Ophthalmic Surgery and Basic Techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery.

The 2018-2019 BCSC edition includes major revisions to these volumes:

  • Section 3: Clinical Optics
  • Section 6: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Section 12: Retina and Vitreous

 

2018-2019 BCSC Print Residency Sets:

$1355 for members | $2000 for nonmembers

Available to order starting May 15 and will ship June 22. BCSC eBooks will be available for order mid-June. 

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

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.