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Akt 18

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by remidrip, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. remidrip

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    Approaching the AKT 18 exam, and wanted some advice. For the critical care, ambulatory and pacu directed questions, what sources shoud I use to focus my studies. Any other advice for these sections? Thanks!
     
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  3. Pilot Doc

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    why would you study for the akt?
     
  4. Pooh & Annie

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    Seriously. I'm suprised a CA2 would ask about studying for an AKT.
     
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  5. pgg

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    Given all of the threads on SDN about residents being fired or abused, I'm surprised that anybody needs to ask why having a good score on a nationally standardized exam is desirable.
     
  6. CambieMD

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    I think that you should prepare for any exam that you sit. From my days as an IM intern I remember that an intern interested in cardiology would learn everything about that topic way before they became a fellow. Many pgy-1 people in anesthesia have been told not to stress out about learning anesthesia during their internship. This is bad advice.

    Likewise, a strong showing on the AKT-18 is a nice self confidence booster and will give you an idea of the effectiveness of your reading.

    A given anesthesia residency program will teach you how to deliver a safe anesthetic. You have to pass the ABA exam on your own. Preparation for the ABA exam should start before day one. I realize that some will label my views as being extreme.

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