Anesthesiology Board Review Questions for the ADVANCED Exam

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MD, FRCA, FCARCSI

Anesthesiology Advanced Question Bank Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Anesthesia Procedures
  • Basic Sciences
  • Cardiovascular
  • CNS and PNS
  • Critical Care
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
  • ENT
  • Geriatric
  • GI and Hepatic
  • Hematologic
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Obstetric
  • Ophthalmologic
  • Orthopedic
  • Pain
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic surgery
  • Regional Anesthesia and Special Techniques
  • Renal and Urinary
  • Respiratory
  • Special Topics (ECT, organ donors, ethics, legal)
  • Trauma
  • Radiologic Procedures

Information About the Anesthesiology ADVANCED Exam:

The ABA’s ADVANCED Examination, which candidates take after the successful completion of the BASIC exam and 30 months of satisfactory clinical anesthesiology training, is a cumulative exam designed to assess a mastery of education in anesthesiology. The ADVANCED Examination, like the BASIC, will consist of 250 questions and examinees have 4 hours and 40 minutes to complete the examination. The first ADVANCED examination will be administered in July 2016 due to the new format of ABA Certification; there are no pass rates available.

There are three types of question formats: A-type, R-type, and G sets:

A-type questions are single-best-answer multiple-choice questions that require the application of knowledge rather than simple recall of factual information; these represent the vast majority of questions that will be administered on the ADVANCED examination. R-type questions are multiple-choice items organized into sets that use a single list of response options for a series of clinical scenarios all related to a single theme. G-sets include several lead-in questions that reference a single clinical vignette.

The ADVANCED Exam includes questions that refer to static images. A small number of ADVANCED Exam questions may include short video clips.