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Home Study Course

Home Study Course

2019-20 Online Home Study Course registration is open!

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The Foundation’s most popular education product.

  • Home Study Course (HSC) is a compendium of relevant and timely scientific journal articles for residents and practicing physicians spanning across all eight specialty areas in a practical four-section format.

  • It is the most affordable way to earn up to 40 CME/MOC credits per section based on a minimum passing score of 70% for each self-assessment exam.

  • Practicing physicians also have the option of a single-yearly exam submission deadline with no late fees which replaces the individual exam section deadlines. 

  • Enhanced features include online exam submissions (print and online packet subscribers), immediate access to exam scores and course completion transcripts.

2019-20 Home Study Course Prices

2019-20 Home Study Course Section Titles and Availability Dates

September 2019 - Section 1 Congenital and Pediatric Problems: available August 26, 2019; suggested exam deadline: October 07, 2019
November 2019 - Section 2 Practice Management: available November 11, 2019; suggested exam deadline: January 3, 2020
February 2020 - Section 3 Trauma, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine: available January 27, 2020; suggested exam deadline: March 9, 2020
April 2020 - Section 4 Plastic and Reconstructive Problems: available April 6, 2020; suggested exam deadline:  June 8, 2020

Closing course deadline:  August 6, 2020

2019-20 Home Study Course+ (HSC+)

Attention Resident Members and Residency Program Directors!

The 2019-20 Home Study Course+ now includes:

  • NEW! 400+ webcasts from the 2018 Annual Meeting      
  • NEW! AcademyQ Knowledge Assessment (2019 Set, released February 2019) - mobile-app based learning with 400+ new otolaryngology-head and neck surgery study questions to test recall, interpretation, and problem-solving skills 
  • Home Study Course, a compendium of select scientific journal articles across all eight specialty areas in a convenient four-section format
  • AcademyU® with 150+ online education activities

The fee for Resident Members for HSC+ is $375. The total value of this package is $1,075 with all four products. This special HSC+ package is available only to Resident Members. Access to the 2018 Annual Meeting Webcasts, AcademyU and AcademyQ: 2019 set is from September 4, 2019 through August 30, 2020.

Residency training program directors will receive resident registration materials via email.

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