Review David M. Rothenberg, M.D
If you want to present yourself as an ABA diplomate when speaking to the examiners, you have to know what you are talking about, how to formulate your answer quickly, and how to speak well under pressure. Dr. Rothenberg taught me all of these. He goes through the topics efficiently, practically, and provides constructive criticism. He does a fantastic boot camp review of the most common oral board cases and demonstrates true expertise. The mock exams allowed me to practice in a realistic setting and learn the key elements of presentation. Dr. Rothenberg’s course made me a confident examinee and now a better Consultant and Diplomate.
A. Tzonkov, M.D.
I highly recommend the Best Oral Board Prep review program. I truly believe this program was the KEY that helped me pass my oral board exam on the first attempt. It is the only oral board prep course that offers one on one coaching with a former ABA examiner.
From day one, Dr. Rothenberg provided the personal attention and support that I feel were integral in me passing my oral board exam the first time, nearly five years after taking my written exam.
Dr. Rothenberg’s commitment to ensuring his students’ success is absolutely unquestionable and is the major factor in my success today
His wealth of knowledge and clinical experience is always clearly demonstrated and enthusiastically shared.
In my opinion, there are two equally important parts to passing your orals, 1) fund of knowledge and 2) knowing what to expect and being prepared and practiced in your responses. My time spent with Dr. Rothenberg doing mock orals was critical to developing and refining how to present my fund of knowledge in such a manner that the examiners recognized my mastery of the topic.
“Dr. Rothenberg was instrumental in my success as a resident and helped shape me into the anesthesiologist I am today. His depth of knowledge of the field was beyond valuable in my preparation for both the written and oral boards. His pedagogical tactics are highly effective and extraordinarily thorough. Throughout all my years in academia, Dr. Rothenberg remains one of the most influential mentors I have had and I will always be grateful for his guidance.”
Dr. Rothenberg was instrumental in preparing me for both the written and oral boards. He was especially impressive with his mock oral case presentation style questions. I found that it made me really think about what I was saying and why I was saying it. His questions always forced you to understand the basic concepts behind every problem. I am happy that I was able to train under him and become a board-certified Anesthesiologist.
I can confidently say that working with Dr. Rothenberg was critical to my success in passing the ABA oral boards. Drawing from his experiences as a senior board examiner, Dr. Rothenberg meticulously guided me through every aspect of the examination and provided invaluable advice on how to efficiently prepare for it. He taught me how to gather and present my anesthesia knowledge in a logical and concise manner as expected by the oral board examiners.
Preparation for the anesthesia oral board examination can be a challenging and stressful task for a young physician. Being prepared for the exam structure and the examiners’ expectations is as important as the anesthesia knowledge needed to successfully pass the oral boards. As an ABA oral board examiner, Dr. Rothenberg provided me with unique insight into what the oral board examiners are expecting from an examinee and how best to navigate the questions being asked.
Dr. Rothenberg is one of the finest educators around. His vast experience as an examiner was instrumental in allowing me to pass my oral boards on the first attempt. I felt confident entering an otherwise very intimidating situation. He also saved me a lot of time by being clear about important concepts to master. My best words of advice are: preparation, preparation, preparation
I have no doubt in my mind that there is neither an individual nor another course that will better prepare an anesthesia resident, fellow or attending than Best Oral Board Prep. Dr. Rothenberg is “triple boarded” in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine and was a former senior ABA oral examiner. This alone puts him above all the “Big Name” courses, and believe me, I took them all! His depth of knowledge in anesthesia and all of medicine is profound.
Dr. Rothenberg is a senior professor in field of anesthesiology, a true master of his profession. Having been personally tested by him during preparation for the oral anesthesiology boards, I felt confident and prepared for the exam.
I am so appreciative to Dr. Rothenberg’s help in preparation for my oral exam. The combination of his deep understanding of anesthesiology, his experience as an examiner, and his teaching methodology set up an atmosphere for success. He challenges you on every possible facet of your anesthesiology knowledge base and motivates you to learn.
If I had to pick one person to be my guide and teacher for passing the oral boards, it would be Dr. Rothenberg. He has a vast knowledge base and teaching experience as an Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine physician, and his extensive experience as an oral examiner, makes him the perfect person to utilize to pass the boards.
I had difficulty with the written boards and I wanted to be proactive with the oral boards. Reaching out to an oral board examiner and asking to practice cases gave me not only exposure in areas of weakness early in my studying but allowed me insight into the mind of a consultant. Practicing with Dr. Rothenberg allowed me the opportunity to most effectively present the knowledge in a manner which oral board examiners could not deny making me a diplomate.