Written Boards
part 1 / BASIC and ADVANCED exams

The ABA has phased out the traditional Part 1 written exam. Residents now take the Staged Exams.

The BASIC exam is offered twice a year: June and November. To be eligible for the June exam, one must have completed 6 months of CA-1 training by March 31.


The first ADVANCED exam was first administered in July 2016. It is offered twice a year: January and July. To be eligible for the July exam, one must have completed 6 months of CA-3 training by March 31.


BASIC/ADVANCED exam content outline.

BASIC and ADVANCED sample questions.

2006 - 2015 archived ACE Exam questions.

2013 - 2016 Gaps in Knowledge reports.

The released 1990-1996 In-training Examinations, categorized into BASIC/ADVANCED may be searched below. K-type questions have been eliminated.

Answer Choices

10 Random Questions

© Joint Council on In-Training Examinations, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Society of Anesthesiologists

An extensive list of keywords can be found at Open Anesthesia

The University of Kentucky department of anesthesia keyword review lecture series

Jed Wolpaw's outstanding board review podcast ACCRAC

Anesthesia related quizzes

My own anesthesia math review Problem Set and Solutions

Board review books

Information about the British FRCA examination and a site devoted to it from the Northern Ireland School of Anaesthesia

Discussion threads at Sdn

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