The American Board of Medical Specialties Response to National Board of Physicians and Surgeons’ Assertion of Certifying Body Equivalency

The American Board of Anesthesiology fully supports the following statement by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) regarding the value of certification and misleading assertions from the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS). The ABMS strongly disagrees with the persistent and misleading assertions that the NBPAS recertification process provides a means of continuing ...

ABA PrePay is Coming Soon

The ABA PrePay program allows you to pay the annual MOCA fees for the diplomates that work in your organization by streamlining credit for their registration. Support and encourage maintaining the highest standards of board certification while reducing the burden on your physicians by prepaying their annual MOCA fee. You can simplify your budget season ...

High Priority Topics Report Now Available

The High Priority Topics Report (HPTR) gives you actionable insights about continuing medical education (CME) that board-certified anesthesiologists need most to develop and maintain their unique knowledge and skills. While previously shared on a requested basis, this report is now accessible to assist in developing new CME activities. You can find the Q1-Q2 2022 HPTR located on ...

Fees by Credit Card Now Live

Fees by Credit Card is now live! Payment by credit card is now available for specific add-on services in the ABA Go portal. Previously these requests were processed via mail and check by multiple departments; however, now, duplicate certificates, status letters, exam cancellations and exam score verification requests can be processed via credit card and on the ABA ...

Congratulations to our 2021 ABA-Certified Diplomates

Our rigorous certification program distinguishes physician anesthesiologists as experts in our field. Board certification demonstrates that anesthesiologists are meeting the highest standards and have the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality patient care. We’re proud to welcome the following list of physicians to our diplomate community.  Congratulations on becoming certified! View all 2021 Diplomates

ABA Amongst Health Organizations Condeming Legislative Interference in Healthcare

The ABA is amongst the more than 75 health organizations that have come together in a joint statement to condemn legislative interference in the practice of medicine. Read the full statement below.  More Than 75 Health Care Organizations Release Joint Statement in Opposition of to Legislative Interference Washington, D.C.— The following is a statement from the ...

The ABA Stands by the Statement from the ABMS on Legislative Interference in Medical Education, Training, and Practice

The ABA supports the American Board of Medical Specialty’s (ABMS) recent statement emphasizing that patients have a fundamental right to evidence-based medical care, free of legislative and governmental interference. On June 25 the ABMS released the following statement: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) maintains that patients have a fundamental right to evidence-based medical ...

New Staggered Written Exam Registration Model Announced

Beginning in 2023, we will implement a staggered registration model for all written exams. This new process allows a two-month registration window for each exam, providing candidates with earlier access to available seats with our testing vendor. We are excited to offer this improved registration model to provide you with an optimized physician experience. The ...

The ABA Stands by the Statement from the ABMS Regarding Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis

The ABA puts our full support behind the American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) recent statement recognizing gun violence as a national public health priority.  On June 17 the ABMS released the following statement: The incidence of gun violence in the United States has become unimaginable in frequency and proportion. The escalating number of gun-related deaths ...

2021 Certification Exam Results Released

We are pleased to announce that the ABA has certified 64,281 physicians in 2021 through our initial anesthesiology and subspecialty certification exams. Thank you to both our candidates and volunteers for being patient and adaptable as we made changes throughout the testing process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the full breakdowns of the ...