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Episode 004 – Tips For Studying

We've all heard the horror stories of studying 10+ hours per day, having no social life, and having to sacrifice one's sanity just to keep up with the growing volume of medical knowledge and research. Here are some of my general tips for…

Board Certified In Anesthesiology!

Yesterday marked an important day in my professional career. I passed my ABA applied exam! I am now officially board certified and recognized as a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (D.ABA).

Finished With ABA Applied Exam

Well it's finally over! I just landed back in Boston after spending the morning taking the standardized oral examination (SOE) and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) at the testing center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Study Plan For Anesthesiology Oral Boards

In exactly five weeks, I'll be in Raleigh, North Carolina to take the last exam which stands between me and board certification in anesthesiology - the applied exam consisting of the standardized oral examination (SOE) and a new objective…

ABA Applied Exam Scheduled!

I received an email yesterday stating that my APPLIED Exam has been scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2018 at the testing center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This $2,100 exam will be my last hurdle before becoming officially board certified in…

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…

Passed The ABA Anesthesiology Written Boards

To become a board certified anesthesiologist, we must pass our two-part written boards. I took the $775 "basic exam" between my PGY-2 and PGY-3 years on 6/12/2015 and the $775 "advanced exam" on 7/28/2017. Just got word this week that I…

Mock Oral Boards

I'll be taking my actual applied exam (OSCE and oral boards) in the spring of 2018, but tomorrow, I'll be taking my first official mock oral board exam with the department.