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The ABA’s Statement on ABMS Standards for Continuing Certification

Raleigh, N.C., Nov. 10, 2021 – The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) strives to increase the value of continuing certification to its physicians.  This goal is shared by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which recently approved new Standards for Continuing Certification. These Standards, which take effect in 2024, are required to be followed ...

ABMS New Standards for Continuing Certification – ABA FAQs

1. When do the new standards go into effect? The new standards go into effect Jan. 1, 2024. 2. What does this mean for my MOCA requirements? We do not expect the new standards to impact what diplomates must do to continue meeting requirements as we’ve already adopted much of what the standards recommend. 3. ...

Extra Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Effective Jan. 1, 2022 We know that taking a certification exam is an important step in your career, so we want to make sure you are in your best condition to be successful. We will provide extra break time for nursing mothers during the following exams, if requested.   IN-TRAINING EXAMS  Nursing mothers may request ...

ABA to Host Forum During ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021

ABA Directors Mark T. Keegan, M.B., B.Ch., and Andrew J. Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., will host the ABA forum on Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. PT in Upper 1AB during ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021. They will answer registrants’ pre-submitted questions and discuss the Board’s:  Virtual APPLIED Exams and the return to in-person exams in 2022 The future of continuing ...

ABA Study Provides Details on Anesthesiologist Workforce Demographics

An American Board of Anesthesiology study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia offers insight on the dramatic decrease in anesthesiology residency graduations around the turn of the millennium and the resulting implications on our specialty in the years since. The study outlines the demographic changes in the 2005-2015 anesthesiology workforce and provides national and state densities ...

Research Offers Insight on Anesthesiology Residents’ Experiences

An American Board of Anesthesiology study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia is the result of a repeated cross-sectional survey of anesthesiology residents polled between 2013 and 2016 to gauge experiential factors that could inform program improvements. Residents were asked to identify the important factors in their choice of residency program, which aspects of the clinical ...

Research Offers Insight on Anesthesiology Residents’ Experiences and Anesthesiologist Demographics

The ABA Research Committee facilitates studies to evaluate the efficacy of our programs to support strategic and operational decisions, to provide more transparency about the administration and scoring of ABA assessments and to provide information that advances medical education and physician well-being. Recent ABA articles published in Anesthesia & Analgesia offer important insights to residency training and ...

ABA APPROVED TO OFFER SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATE IN ADULT CARDIAC ANESTHESIOLOGY

Raleigh, N.C. (June 28, 2021) – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved a subspecialty certificate in Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology (ACA), to be administered by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) as early as 2023. As a subspecialty, Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology has experienced significant growth in recent years, along with demand for physicians ...

2020 Certification Exam Results Released

We’re pleased to announce the 2020 results for our initial anesthesiology and subspecialty certification exams. We recognize the impact of ABA exams on candidates’ professional advancement and thank them and our volunteers for their patience and perseverance during the challenging times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Board Statement on DEI Work, Mission and Milestones

STATEMENT ON RACISM, DEI WORK AND PROGRESS On June 3, 2020, the ABA released a public statement expressing condemnation for systemic racism and healthcare disparities, setting forth its commitment to address these issues as a leader in the medical certifying board community. The statement came during a period of national unrest in the early days ...