I figured most of the guys who took the writtens this year and passed would want to help out the current CA-3s with study sources they found to be useful (and not useful). I'll start: Don't blow the writtens off. It's totally doable to pass the exam, but it's also really easy to fail them. I knew a few friends who failed because they either had poor study habits or used poor study materials. The writtens consist of multiple choice questions, thus doing tons of practice questions is probably the best use of your time. Knowing Chantigan and Hall inside and out is a MUST. ACE questions were also extremely high yield. Try to get the last 4-5 years and pound through them. If you can get more, than do more! Finally the MedStudy 2007 ?'s were useful as well. Remember in addition to doing the questions make sure you read and understand each explanation thoroughly. Many additional topics are mentioned in the explanations, so that by doing one question you might hit on 4-5 topics that could be tested on the boards. In total I ended up doing close to 2000 questions. I came out of the exam not knowing what to expect (I thought the exam was tougher than the 2010 ITE) but was happy knowing many of the topics covered in the above sources made their way into the writtens. In the end I passed and that's all that matters. Didn't use big blue. Didn't use that Anesthesiology Board Review book that recently got published by LWW. I find that I learn the best by doing tons of MCQs and reviewing areas that I am weak in, in a supplementary text (like M+M). Good luck, and study hard. I want as many of my future colleagues as possible to be board certified...we got a tough road ahead of us with Obamacare and CRNAs and having a good knowledge base and being board certified is gonna be essential to fight back.