A decent amount of my class did not pass... i also know a few people in fellowship who did not pass. The exam was challenging in my opnion
Not surprising. It’s really not a ding on your program either. Pass rates started at 95%. It’s now dropped into the low 80s.
The good news is the SOE and OSCE pass rates have held at 90% or more.
The trick is multiple qbanks. TrueLearn is not enough. TrueLearn, Pass Machine, Hall, OpenAnesthesia. This will cover almost everything.
Honestly, if you have to fail an ABA exam, this is the one to do it. Basic you get in trouble with your program. Applied costs a lot of money and stress. Advanced you just have to retake and shell out money. Do some more qbanks. I’m sure it probably feels crappy, tho.
A few month ago there was a national meeting our PD was at where they said the pass rate for oral boards for 2022 was 80%
Even CCM seems low. Neuro ICU I imagine the sample size is small and most CCM anesthesiologist aren’t getting that much neuro icu exposure
n=190 in 2 years. Do people take that exam after critical care fellowship or is it taken after a formal neurocritical care fellowship?