Suggestions/Improvements to OphthoQuestions

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Please use this thread to tell us your suggestions to improve OphthoQuestions.  Don't worry, we have tough skins, so please be as frank as possible!
#1 12 May 2018 at 01:20 PM
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Can you guys have more legends for the Pathology section?  Thanks!
#2 12 May 2018 at 05:05 PM
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Kickass
Can you guys have more legends for the Pathology section?  Thanks!
We need the mobile app to stop crashing!  And some of my friends have asked for an Android version as well.
#3 12 May 2018 at 08:09 PM
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We need the mobile app to stop crashing!  And some of my friends have asked for an Android version as well.
Yes, this is definitely a top priority for us!  We will continue to work on it.  Thanks!
#4 12 May 2018 at 10:29 PM
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Can you have more treatment and preferred practice algorithms?
#5 13 May 2018 at 09:15 PM
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Can you have more treatment and preferred practice algorithms?
Yes of course!  Would you guys like something akin to the AAO Preferred Practice Patterns integrated in the answer explanations?
#6 14 May 2018 at 01:09 AM
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Yes of course!  Would you guys like something akin to the AAO Preferred Practice Patterns integrated in the answer explanations?
Yes that would be helpful. Thanks.
#7 14 May 2018 at 11:01 AM
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For each question, it would be helpful to have a brief "Educational Objective" sentence at the bottom of the answer explanation that summarizes the high yield fact or concept for the question. This is what the UWorld Qbank has for the USMLE Step questions, and would be helpful especially for the very lengthy explanations.
#8 14 May 2018 at 11:27 AM
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Please for the mobile app, I'd like to be able to see the comments on questions.  Also, I really want an Amazon gift card :)
#9 14 May 2018 at 03:18 PM
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Please for the mobile app, I'd like to be able to see the comments on questions.  Also, I really want an Amazon gift card :)
We are working our mightiest on improving the mobile app.  It is such a P.I.A. 

Given the # of respondents thus far on this thread, u have a good chance of getting that Amazon gift card!
#10 14 May 2018 at 04:52 PM
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Wizard of OQ
We are working our mightiest on improving the mobile app.  It is such a P.I.A. 

Given the # of respondents thus far on this thread, u have a good chance of getting that Amazon gift card!
Well, I was really searching for a suggestion, cuz OQ is the tops and I surely couldn't do better.  Keep up the good work!  Thanks for everything.
#11 14 May 2018 at 07:27 PM
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For each question, it would be helpful to have a brief "Educational Objective" sentence at the bottom of the answer explanation that summarizes the high yield fact or concept for the question. This is what the UWorld Qbank has for the USMLE Step questions, and would be helpful especially for the very lengthy explanations.
Yo, K.C.... can you upload a Profile photo?  That will get you entered into the Amazon drawing.  Thanks!
#12 14 May 2018 at 11:02 PM
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Although I agree that some topics are very high yield and necessitate repeat questions, could the duplicates of certain topics be somehow changed or formulated differently? Thanks for setting this up!! 
#13 15 May 2018 at 12:08 AM
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Please add new questions, ideally to reflect the changing composition of the OKAPs. For instance, I felt that the recent exam had more refractive surgery questions and different types of optics questions (i.e. not vergence) than previously. For questions testing a concept covered in BCSC, please consider providing the reference so one could easily review that section.
#14 15 May 2018 at 03:25 AM
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Please add new questions, ideally to reflect the changing composition of the OKAPs. For instance, I felt that the recent exam had more refractive surgery questions and different types of optics questions (i.e. not vergence) than previously. For questions testing a concept covered in BCSC, please consider providing the reference so one could easily review that section.
What specific topics do you think that OphthoQuestions could cover better?
#15 16 May 2018 at 12:01 AM
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1. Android app - as mentioned
2. Summary educational objective - as mentioned
3. Explore the wrong answers: why are they incorrect and not be best answer?
4. A brief 3-4 line background on the concept being tested. E.g. if a question is testing understanding of corneal layers involved in Fuch's dystrophy (FECD), it'd be nice to have a 3-4 line background on FECD.
#16 16 May 2018 at 12:56 AM
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I think a distinction for a series of questions that are an echelon above high yield - as in knowledge you’ll use every day to nearly every day as an ophthalmologist, not just the OKAPS/boards. I’m thinking they could be called “essentials”. 

Would be extremely helpful for the newest members of the community to get up to speed in their first few months, especially for more independent activities like being on call. 
#17 16 May 2018 at 02:03 AM
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Before my OKAP last year i finished all of my questions in the bank, and i didnt like that i couldnt make new tests from the questions i already answered and mark *high yield*, since that is exactly what you want in the last few days before the test. Well, i found a way to do it, by marking basically all the questions in the bank and than i could choose " make test from marked questions", but i could not choose high yield specifically ..

Otherwise I am very happy with Ophthoquestions.  
Thanks
#18 16 May 2018 at 10:59 AM
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Yes!!!!  Thank you guys.  I love random number generators that work in my favor.  I received the gift card in my email, already in my amazon account.  Thanks again, OQ.  Keep up the good work.
#20 20 May 2018 at 07:35 PM
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What about my gift card? Will nobody sympathize for fear the beard? I never win contests. I couldn’t even win Bingo in elementary school. C’est la vie!
#21 25 May 2018 at 11:34 AM
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What about my gift card? Will nobody sympathize for fear the beard? I never win contests. I couldn’t even win Bingo in elementary school. C’est la vie!
Don't worry "Fear The Beard"!  There will many more opportunities to win in the future!  Thanks for the suggestions!
#22 26 May 2018 at 01:32 AM
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I also received the $100 amazon.com gift. Thanks Wizard of OQ.
#23 28 May 2018 at 04:51 AM
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Classic OQ issue has been that certain topics are well-moderated/well-monitored while other topics have questions that have YEARS of comments under the question that have never been addressed.
This really should be rectified.
#24 08 Sep 2018 at 06:39 PM
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Classic OQ issue has been that certain topics are well-moderated/well-monitored while other topics have questions that have YEARS of comments under the question that have never been addressed.
This really should be rectified.
You are definitely correct.  The hardest part about running this website is trying to moderate >4000 questions that we have.  Trust me:  this isn't worth the time of our moderators in terms of $$$ :-)  Most of them do it for the "joy" of educating residents & fellows.  Thanks for the comment.
#25 08 Sep 2018 at 09:38 PM
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The OKAPs is the same set of questions given for all years of residency.  There is no different set of questions given if you are a first year residents versus a second year resident, etc.
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