American Urological Association - ISE/OKAT Advanced Instructions

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ISE/OKAT Advanced Instructions

AUA Exam Prep Checklist (Systems Checks) [pdf]
Proctor Checklist [pdf]

Computer Preparations

IMPORTANT: During the first two weeks in November, a System Check and Secure Browser Download will need to be performed. Please complete the System Check and download the Secure Browser on ALL computers (for ISE and OKAT participants, when applicable) that will be used during the exam. Failure to complete these activities may jeopardize the successful administration of the examinations at your program. Please see the Secure Browser Download and System Check Screenshots document [pdf] for additional instruction.

Facilities Planning

If you will be using a testing center for your exam, be sure to confirm whether the browser can stay on the computers until exam day. Please contact your test center administrator regarding the timing of the download. It is also recommended that you check with the administrator regarding availability of back up computers, should they be needed.

The facility in which the examination is to be administered should consider the security of the exam as well as the following:

  1. Two proctors must be in the room during the administration of the examination to ensure that the exam remains secure.
  2. The room should have adequate ventilation, light and silence.
  3. A clock and/or chalkboard for timing of the examination would be helpful although not required; a timer is included in the software on each computer screen.

Timing of Examination

Proctors should arrive early to the exam room with enough time to launch the AUA Secure Browser on each of the workstation that will be used before the examinees arrive. If examinees use personal laptops, they must arrive early so that proctors can complete the computer station set-up. Please see our Examinee Computer Station Set-Up [pdf] and AUA In-Service Examination Proctor Instructions documents for additional instruction on the Day of Exam: Materials page.

The ISE is designed to be administered in one continuous 4-hour block. The 4-hour block may be scheduled anytime on the date of the examination; however, residents participating in the examination must be registered for the examination prior to October 1. The examination may be scheduled twice during the day to meet the convenience of the proctors and the residents; however, November 17 is the only day the examination may be administered. Residents who are required to take the exam after sundown for religious reasons may do so only on Saturday, November 17. If residents require an evening exam, proctor arrangements should be made in advance and approved by the AUA Office of Education.

Note: The Oncology Knowledge Assessment Test is allotted 3 hours for completion. It should be started at the same time as the In-Service Exam, but will end sooner. Please note that the Oncology Knowledge Assessment Test will not be administered at all test sites.

Proctor Changes

IMPORTANT: AUA Exams Staff must be alerted as early as possible if either of your designated proctors have changed. New proctor information will need to be added into the software before the exam can be administered.

For questions or concerns, please email us at education@auanet.org.

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