ABA Moves Forward with July ADVANCED Examination

The ABA is moving forward with the July ADVANCED Exam as scheduled. Our testing center partner, Pearson VUE, is taking extra precautions to create the safest possible environment for candidates, found here. We encourage candidates eligible to register for the ADVANCED Exam to do so by the June 25 deadline via their portal account. Due ...

Fellows and APPLIED Exams

During this extraordinary time, the Board is allowing the following fellows to take a 2020 ABA subspecialty exam without first being certified in anesthesiology: Fellows who passed Week 1 of the APPLIED Exam, but have not reported satisfactory medical licensure Fellows who failed Week 1 of the APPLIED Exam Fellows whose Week 2, 3, 4, ...

Seven new COVID-19 related MOCA Minute® questions now available

The ABA today released seven new COVID-19 Critical Care Medicine-related MOCA Minute® questions to share emerging knowledge of the virus and information that can be used immediately to safely manage patients during this pandemic. Here’s what diplomates need to know: COVID-19 questions will be posed to all diplomates upon launching MOCA Minute and regardless of their practice ...

ABA Cancels June BASIC Exam, Offers August Administration

We are cancelling the June BASIC Exam due to the incredible disruption in practice, training and study caused by COVID-19. We want physicians to be in the best position to take the exam and believe giving additional time to manage through the pandemic will help. We’re inviting residency programs to offer an Aug. 7 – ...

Fellowship Programs May Choose When/If to Administer 2020 ITE-Critical Care Medicine

Due to the escalating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, fellows are rightly engaged in providing care to patients. Thus, we want to provide programs with the maximum flexibility to do what’s best for their fellows during this time. If your program prefers to administer the In-Training Exam-Critical Care Medicine on April 16-18, please proceed as ...

ABA releases new COVID-19 related questions in MOCA Minute®

The ABA continues to support its diplomates through the development of COVID-19 related MOCA Minute® questions designed to share new knowledge of the virus and important information that can be used immediately to safely manage patients during this pandemic. As of today, five new COVID-19 related questions have been made available to diplomates participating in ...

MOCA® Requirements Waived for 2020

The ABA recognizes the strains under which our physicians are practicing and wants them to prioritize their time to serve the immediate needs of their practice, their families, and themselves. If a diplomate feels that they cannot meet MOCA requirements because of the COVID-19 pandemic, then the ABA will waive those requirements for the remainder of ...

APPLIED Exam Weeks 2-7 Cancelled, Trainees Will Not Be Adversely Impacted

Updated April 13, 2020 to include the cancellation of Week 7 of the APPLIED Examination. Given the escalating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cancelling Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the APPLIED Examination. We have also closed APPLIED Exam registration. Here’s what candidates, residents and fellows need to know: We ...

Fellowship Programs May Choose When/If to Administer 2020 ITE-Pain Medicine

We recognize that, due to the escalating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, fellows are rightly engaged in providing care to patients. Thus, we want to provide programs with the maximum flexibility to do what’s best for their fellows during this time. If your program prefers to administer the In-Training Exam-Pain Medicine on March 19-21, please ...

Trainees Awarded Clinical Credit if in Institution-Required Quarantine

We appreciate that anesthesiologists face increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 as they care for patients. Some residents and fellows may be concerned that mandated quarantines or contracting COVID-19 could impact their eligibility to enter the examination system for certification. To address these concerns, we are informing all residents, fellows and residency/fellowship programs that: Time ...