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! 🙂


  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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