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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 ...

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 ...

BOARD TO COLLECT RACE & ETHNICITY DATA AS PART OF DEI WORK

BOARD TO BEGIN COLLECTING RACE AND ETHNICITY DATA AS PART OF DEI WORK AND MISSION   Raleigh, N.C. (June 16, 2021) – The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) will begin collecting data on the race and ethnicity of candidates for certification and diplomates starting July 1 as part of its commitment to address diversity, equity ...

ABMS Opens Call for Comments in Lead Up to New Standards on Continuing Certification

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has issued new Draft Standards for Continuing Certification, which upon approval will inform future Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program designs. ABMS is collecting feedback on the draft standards until July 8 through a call for comments; an integral part of the process to develop and adopt ...

BOARD APPROVES 2022 APPLIED EXAM RETURN TO RALEIGH

Directors cite vaccine availability, lifting of travel restrictions and enhanced AIME Center safety protocols in return to face-to-face exams Raleigh, N.C. (May 5, 2021) The American Board of Anesthesiology plans to administer the 2022 APPLIED Examination in-person at its assessment center, The AIME Center, in Raleigh starting in February 2022. The Board’s decision is another ...

ABIM Offers Longitudinal Assessment Options

Available for Sleep Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certificates in 2022 Beginning in 2022, diplomates of the ABA may participate in a longitudinal assessment provided by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), in addition to completing CME and attesting to QI activities, to maintain their Sleep Medicine and/or Hospice and Palliative Medicine certificate. This longitudinal ...