If you’re thinking about a career in anesthesiology, be prepared to devote years – 12 to be exact – before you can take the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) board-certification examination. Because the industry-standard of eight years of schooling and four years of formal training (i.e. residency) for exam qualification makes the process a long, arduous one, there is a shortage of MDs that has exacerbated the increasing demand for anesthesia services nationwide.
So any news that can help streamline the process – like the new study tool for anesthesiology residents announced recently – should be considered good news for aspiring anesthesiologists and the healthcare industry.
AnesthesiaPrep, LLC has unveiled an application for physicians seeking board-certification in anesthesiology that provides an interactive, realistic testing experience that is functional on web-based and mobile platforms.
With the switch from paper to a computer-based exam in 2008, there hasn’t been a study tool that simulates the new exam procedure. The application will replicate the ABA (Part I) Written Examination with featured questions written and edited by board-certified anesthesiologists that are similar to those found on the test.