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Tips For The Anesthesiology Standardized Oral Board Examination (SOE)

Anesthesiologists typically take the "oral boards" (standardized oral board examination, or SOE) roughly a year after completing their residency training. Compared to other exams we take over the course of our medical training, the...

Thoughts On USMLE Step 1 Going Pass/Fail

The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 is the first of several exams to become eligible for medical licensure. In many cases, a medical student's performance on this exam either expands or...

Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Exam (PTEeXAM) Experience

This morning I completed the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) - Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography examination (PTEeXAM). To achieve Advanced PTE board certification, one must pass the PTEeXAM, have an unrestricted physician license to...

Timeline And Cost Of My Medical Licensing Exams

Now that I'm nearing the end of my formal medical training, I wanted to look back and catalog the licensing exams I've taken (including my admissions exam for medical school) over the last decade....

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology – MOCA 2.0®

Maintenance of certification in anesthesiology (MOCA) is an important aspect of demonstrating knowledge and various proficiencies over the course of our careers. The latest iteration of this process ("MOCA 2.0") has replaced the MOCA...

Passed The Critical Care Echocardiography Examination!

Yesterday while at work, I received an email from the National Board of Echocardiography stating that I passed my critical care echocardiography examination! This exam was a great primer for examination I’ll have in July...

Texas Jurisprudence Exam

When I applied for my Massachusetts medical licensure, I never had to take a jurisprudence (JP) exam; however, Texas requires passing this exam with a score of 75 or better in three attempts. Fortunately,...

Critical Care Ultrasound CCEeXAM Format and Impressions

My ICU colleagues and I walked into yesterday's first-ever administered critical care ultrasound certification examination without much insight about the exam itself except for a very generic content outline. Here are my reflection/impressions of...

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