I sat for my written critical care boards this morning, and just as advertised, it was a tough exam indeed! Unlike many of the other standardized exams I’ve taken in my training thus far, there really was no consensus regarding study materials.
Anesthesia critical care is a fairly small cohort of intensivists, and our exam material is therefore structured somewhat differently than other critical care specialties. Although the exam’s content outline is freely available, it’s generic enough where it’s almost useless.
With all that said, hopefully I won’t have to remediate!