Fifth Annual NYSTS Mock Oral Boards

The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery (NYSTS) will be hosting the Fifth Annual NYSTS Mock Oral Boards on Saturday January 6, 2018 at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. This is a ½ day session with format and content which mirrors the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) oral board exam. Faculty are selected from the teaching institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area and represent all areas of sub-specialization. The experience provides trainees the opportunity to be examined by unfamiliar and unbiased examiners who will provide the examinee with oral and written feedback at the end of the mock oral sessions. Written feedback of the examinees will also be provided to their respective program directors upon request. Many of the participating programs have incorporated the feedback from these exams into their milestone assessment

Thoracic surgery residents at all levels of training and recent graduates preparing for the ABTS Oral Exam are invited to participate in the mock orals.

Residents or Program directors interested in participating are asked to respond by December 29th to with the name, email, and year of training or graduation for individuals interested in participating. There is no charge to the trainee or their program for participation. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

We are also interested in recruiting faculty. We would like to have faculty form as many institutors as possible. It is a rewarding experience. Any interested faculty should please reach out to or .

The NYSTS Mock Oral Boards have been well received since its inception and participation increases each year. We look forward to seeing the residents from your program.


Andrew Kaufman, MD
Education Chair, NYSTS

Jessica Donington, MD
President, NYSTS