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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....

Finished With Anesthesiology Written Boards

As of this morning (and assuming I passed), I'm officially finished with my anesthesiology written boards. Moving to a new city and starting fellowship made it difficult to study for the exam, but it's...

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. So much of anesthesiology...

Day Before My Last In-Training Exam!

Tomorrow morning at 8 AM, I'll begin the last in-training exam (ITE) of my anesthesiology residency. My initial lack of motivation to study has been largely replaced by desperation fueled by watching many of...

Preparation For The ABA Advanced Board Exam

As a follow-up post to preparing for the ABA Basic Exam which I took between my CA-1 and CA-2 years, I'll be taking the Advanced Exam a month or so after finishing residency (~...

First Week Of Pediatric Anesthesia – CA-2 ITE Results

I'm finished with my third call shift in my first six days of pediatric anesthesia. Varying levels of fatigue have definitely set in, but this falls short of the profound impact the critically ill...

Studying For USMLE Step 2 And Medical School Clinical Rotations

I recently received an inquiry from an MD/PhD friend of mine who is returning to clinical rotations after completing his thesis. Hi Rishi, I was hoping to get some advice from you. I'm going...

Finished With The CA-2 In-Training Exam (ITE)

Just wanted to drop a post commemorating my completion of the anesthesia in-training exam (ITE) as a CA-2 resident! It was 200 questions and overall very fair. Now it's time to celebrate with some video games!

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