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Anesthesiology Boards: ABA Advanced Exam

Resources and books for the ABA Basic & Advanced Exam and the ITE

Preparing for the ABA Advanced Exam


The ABA Advanced Exam is administered after you complete your residency. To prepare for this exam, we've assembled a list of resources and strategies that have been useful to previous UAB residents in preparing for this important exam.

In preparing for the advanced you may use some of the same resources as you used for the basic exam. Again, a main strategy should be to read a core anesthesia textbook and to work through a review bookAs with the basic exam, you'll have access to the TrueLearn quizbank. Finally, there are a number of useful board prep sites, podcasts, and online lectures which can be an important part of your strategy. Scroll down to find some excellent options for each type of resource. 

Core Anesthesia Textbooks


Review books and quiz banks aren't enough! You still need to read a general anesthesiology textbook. Here are three standard options. You don't need to read them all, but you do need to pick one and read it. 

Advanced Exam Review Books



All UAB Anesthesiology residents have access to TrueLearn during their CA1 through CA3 years. This includes annual access to the ITE quizbank and access to the ABA Advanced exam quizbanks between February and July in the CA3 year.

To switch from the ITE to the advanced exam bank, simply log into your account and click the drop down next to "EXAMS" at the top of the page and select Anesthesiology ABA-Advanced:

If you have trouble accessing or using your TrueLearn account, please contact the Anesthesiology Librarian or TrueLearn Support

Board Prep Sites, Podcasts, and Online Lectures

UAB Anesthesia Residents have had good luck with the following sites and resources:

ACCRaC: Podcast aimed at helping anesthesiologists prepare for their boards.
OpenAnesthesia: a collection of online and mobile education resources from the International Anesthesia Research Society including an extensive list of Anesthesia Keywords.
University of Kentucky Anesthesiology YouTube Channel with lectures and podcasts for board prep.

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