Critical Care Board Exam Study Plan

I’ll be taking my critical care medicine (CCM) board exam on October 13, 2018 just over three months into my cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. The American Board of Anesthesiology posts a content outline for the CCM exam, so I’m rewriting the outline in a Google Document and basically filling in the topics with details I’ve studied or learned during lectures and rotations.

The exam itself will cost $1,600 and consist of 200 type A multiple choice questions with four hours to complete them. 25% of questions will cover basic pathophysiology, 65% will cover critical illness diagnosis and management, and 10% will cover specialized areas. You can read more about the exam’s structure here.

Less than one year till the exam! 🙂

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  1. Could you share your study techniques? Now and as a med student. How do you learn and retain information? When do you review? I think this would be extremely helpful for all students.


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