--Digital Big Red (AKA “Digital Red”) is a digital version of Big Red-Essentials for the Anesthesiology Oral Board Examination.
--Big Red, and now Digital Red, offer 25 years of a key-word correlated, summarized, and focused information database directed at the ABA “Applied” Oral Board examination.
--In addition to key word focus, Digital Red is based upon released, old Oral Board examinations, and is the best source for coverage of the more than 200 released “ABA GAPs”—topics released by the Board to training programs over the past 15 years, missed by more than 50% of trainees taking Board examinations, of keen interest to the Board as they usually involve safety issues, and hammered away at by Oral Board examiners in Raleigh Durham on Game Day. These topics are released by the Board without explanation, and often require considerable research and skilled summarization to effectively utilize.
--Digital Red should be utilized as a source to read comprehensively, to shore-up deficiencies in one’s focused information database, to search for information, and to “copy and paste” information that has been carefully summarized for the purpose of subsequent memorization and verbal recitation. Remember, “The tongue is the only edge tool which grows sharper with constant use.” (Mark Twain) and Digital Red along with premier verbal organizational tool Big Red will make your tongue the slickest, sharpest, and best it can be as you sit before potentially skilled examiners wanting precise answers to sometimes difficult questions. Digital Red, will help you to command the Oral Board focused knowledge you now need to know easier and help you to verbalize it better--flat out.
--Digital Red is highly portable and therefore highly accessible, while also being much less bulky and obtrusive to facilitate on-the-go study, or quick referencing and/or review in the operating room for the purposes of patient care and Board study. The “search” and “copy and paste” functionalities add an element to study that can be crucial to your success.
--Digital Red is offered with restrictions. Specifically, there are limitations upon the “copy and paste” function. Further, Digital Red can be downloaded on up to FOUR different devices, and no more.
--If you have struggled in the past or are currently struggling to pass these challenging examinations, Digital Red will prove to be a very powerful weapon in your attack upon and ultimate Victory over Boards.
More on “Digital Red”
“Digital Red” is Big Red as a digital electronic book which has been produced to work within the Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) framework. Many of you are familiar with this set-up and currently have a library of digital books using this system, for example, Smith and Cote, among others, which are offered by Elsevier-- as well as other publishers. Digital Red is offered by us at Dr. Jensen Board PREP through “Edition Guard,” a licensee and distributor of the Adobe Digital Rights Management software.
Once Digital Red is ordered, your payment will be processed and following that instructions as to how to download a free Adobe digital books reader along with a link will be sent to your email box.
Your payment will require 24-48 hours on weekdays to process, and up to 72 hours on weekends; you will not receive the link, nor the instructions, until your payment is processed.
Once your payment is processed, you will be directed to the Abode website and will then download the free Adobe reader. You will also at this time receive a link from us and AFTER the Adobe reader is installed, but not before, you should have no problem opening Digital Red as either the first, or as one of many books in your electronic library.
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The content domain of the ABA for both Basic and Advanced examinations is large, formidable, and not easy to either research or command.
I’ve spent 25 years taking my best shots on an ongoing basis to attack and command the “Basic” and “Advanced” ABA content domains, focusing upon ABA keywords, old questions, remembered information, and the 200 ABA GAP areas, which more than 50% miss and they studying very rigorously and religiously through released Oral Board examinations how these topics are tested in the context of clinical practice scenarios which make up the Oral Board examination. Many forget that by agreement with the American Board of Medical Specialists, its governing body, the ABA must test these established and agreed upon content domains through the cases and scenarios they choose to examine.
The purpose of Digital Red is to provide an easy to carry, highly accessible, searchable, and user-friendly digital book to both comprehensively study, quickly search, and copy and paste for your own document preparation the large amount of focused material necessary to pass Boards.
I’ve identified, summarized, parsed, and re-parsed the crucial information you now need to know so it can be quickly accessed, learned, and retained for these challenging, closed book examinations.
It’s one thing to study general information, but what’s more important, is Board specific, focused, honed, parsed, and summarized information that is focused upon these examinations. With discipline, work, and repetition this focused information database can be commanded and retained in one’s synapses to answer difficult, sometimes highly esoteric, questions asked in an Oral format.
Providing this focused information database, and providing it in a highly accessible, searchable, and “copy and paste” form is the point and purpose of Digital Red.
There is an enormous amount of information on almost every single ABA topic area, but it’s often either too detailed, or not detailed enough and this makes it difficult for people to put it on “the tip of the tongue”. Big Red and now Digital Red have been honed and re-honed, parsed and re-parsed, to provide just the right amount of detail necessary to answer likely questions asked by skillful examiners. The portability, ability to search, and capability to copy and paste are bound to increase access to this focused information, and if it’s more accessible to your finger-tips, ultimately be better retained in your synapses, and finally heard clearly, concisely, eloquently, and even elegantly in your verbalization and presentation.
Over and over during the past 25 years, we’ve seen how the Board tests difficult points, and true and complete command of this information is the difference between success and failure.
For many, some time every day is necessary in comprehensive, multiple reads through Big Red and now Digital Red. Thousands attest to the fact that this command of essential and “likely to be asked” information will improve any score, and is especially vital for those who struggle on these difficult exams; Digital Red will facilitate your repetition through Big Red and your ultimate recitation-quality command—a vital step for many to passing this difficult examination.
A very important role of Digital Red is in creating a rapid and effective manner to query the Board focused, relevant, and summarized database of knowledge within it to look-up and thereby focus upon and command your individual key words—a step recommended strenuously by the ABA, but often ignored.
The ABA Board examinations are some of the toughest offered by any specialty Board. To beat them, in some cases, powerful tools are helpful, tools that offer a decisive competitive advantage. Digital Red is such a tool, and I urge you to utilize it forcefully and decisively to pass Boards now. Move on with your life! In this spirit,
Onward to Victory!
Niels F. Jensen, M.D.
#1 Coach and Wingman for ABA Boards
"Helping the Best to Be Their Best"