January 15, 2014

ENT Question Bank iPhone App for Physicians and Residents

The AAO-HNS has released a nifty iPhone app that contains 400+ Q&A to test one's knowledge in the field of otolaryngology. Called AcademyQ, it is free for 10 sample questions, but $49.99 to access the entire question bank.

Although anybody can download the app (link to app store), it's really meant for busy ENT surgeons. This app may be worthwhile to quiz oneself on esoteric ENT trivia in between surgical cases and patient office visits where one might have a minute or two to go through a few questions.

The questions are similar to the ones one may encounter in the Home Study Course.

More debatable is whether such a question bank is helpful in preparing for Board-Certification or Recertification.

In any case, for example, one of the sample questions is:

Whether you get the question right or wrong, an extensive answer is provided to explain further:

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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