We are excited to inform you that the AUA Office of Education and the ABU/AUA Examination Committee have moved to computerized testing for the In-Service Examination (ISE) and Oncology Knowledge Assessment Test (OKAT). This is a needed change that will improve the quality of our exam and the examinee's experience. The date will remain the same as the previous years, the third Saturday of November (November 16, 2013).
Registration information for the 2013 OKAT will be sent to you in late June. In past years, residency programs located in cities with multiple programs rotated hosting the exam. It is important to note that beginning in 2013, all residency training programs will administer the exam for their training program only.
As in previous years, urologic oncology fellows and faculty will be taking the OKAT at their residency training program. The fellowship program directors are responsible for contacting their residency program site for testing arrangement details including start time, location, and method of testing (i.e., if they need to bring a laptop or if the exam will be given in a campus test center). If it is decided that personal laptops will be used, it is required that a system check be run 7-10 days before the exam date on all laptops. If fellowship programs and/or faculty run the system check, they must provide confirmation of success to the onsite proctor the day of the exam. (See Page 5 of the "System Check & Secure Browser Download Screen Shots for Laptops" document for a sample confirmation.)
SUO members will designate their preferred exam site via our online registration website. Members are responsible for contacting their selected site which will be listed on their registration confirmation. The hosting program is responsible for making testing arrangement details including start time, location, and method of testing. The host will also need to determine if the exam will be administered in the campus test center, using department computers, or personal laptops. If it is decided that personal laptops will be used and the SUO Member is asked to provide one, the SUO Member must run a system check, as instructed above, 7-10 days prior to the exam and they must also provide confirmation of success to the onsite proctor the day of the exam.
For questions or concerns please contact, Jessica Gourlay, Education Associate, at jgourlay@AUAnet.org.