Anesthesiology BASIC Board
AMA PRA Category 1
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|Instant access to pass-guaranteed course for 12 months (See Agenda)|
|1200+ Anesthesiology Basic Medicine practice questions|
|33 hours of high-yield lectures featuring board-focused faculty|
|Illustrated course study guide (PDF)|
|Earn up to 98 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™|
|NEW! iOS & Android mobile app|
|CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates|
|Online study group with other course participants|
|Triple Trust Guarantee – Pass or get a 110% refund|
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LASER-FOCUSED LECTURES: A comprehensive library of video lectures precisely aligns to the Anesthesiology BASIC exam blueprint, so you focus on all exam topics and keywords with no wasted effort.
BOARD-EXPERIENCED FACULTY: Board-certified faculty are experienced in teaching Anesthesiology BASIC board exam preparation. Thus, every lecture is up to date, medically accurate, and entirely board-relevant.
Anesthesiology BASIC STUDY GUIDE: The included PDF provides the complete course syllabus, hundreds of pages long. (Printed version also available at checkout.)
Board-Style Practice Questions
COMPREHENSIVE QUESTION BANK: 1200+ Anesthesiology Basic multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are included. Each question carefully follows the ABA board exam content outline and format.
REALISTIC TEST ENVIRONMENT: Prepare by taking practice tests in a format that’s just like the actual exam.
THE “QBL” METHOD: “Question-Based Learning” ensures that your review is 100% relevant to the ABA® Anesthesiology Basic exam. This proven method works by embedding multiple-choice questions into course lectures.
OPTIMIZED FOR LEARNING: Unlike other Q Banks, The Pass Machine Anesthesiology BASIC practice questions include referenced explanations, so you learn the “how” and “why” behind every question.
PEER COLLABORATION: A study community welcomes you. Ask and answer colleague questions, form study groups, and track your progress.
Strength in numbers: Help and be helped, stay motivated, and get connected. All with The Pass Machine!
Anytime, Anywhere Access
ON-THE-GO CONVENIENCE: Fit your Anesthesiology BASIC board review around your busy schedule. Get 24/7 online access optimized for smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
MOBILE APP: Includes phone app for downloading lectures for viewing when out of Wi-Fi or cellular reach.
UNLIMITED REPEAT VIEWING: Watch lectures in any order, as many times as you need to, with unlimited access for 12 months.
CME CREDITS: Earn 98 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – 32.25 credits from reviewing lectures plus 65.75 credits from completing the included Q Bank multiple-choice questions. Your annual employer-provided educational funds may be used to cover the costs of this CME activity.
Remember, the American Board of Anesthesiology tests you on the entire breadth of your specialty, beyond what’s practical in your day-to-day. Let our knowledgeable faculty guide you through a comprehensive review that covers exactly what the Anesthesiology BASIC Exam Blueprint dictates.
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“Here’s the challenge: this Anesthesiology BASIC board review features 33 hours of laser-focused lectures and 1200+ Q Bank questions, but all that great content means nothing if you don’t get through it in time for the exam. So, The Pass Machine makes your prep easy. For example:
- Listen to audio lectures on the app as you commute to and from work
- Answer a few MCQs on your lunch break
- Watch video lectures as you work-out on the stair climber or exercise bike
- Download lectures to your phone ahead of a flight or when out of wi-fi or cellular range
We’re dedicated to helping you pass your boards and that’s why we offer you a better-than-money-back pass guarantee. We don’t succeed unless you succeed.”
Yours in board exam success,
Jack Krasuski, MD, Executive Director
Read What Your Colleagues Are Saying About This Course
“I just took the BASIC exam after having used this API review course and passed on the first try. This course has easy-to-follow lectures and great powerpoints to accompany each lecture. It focuses on material relevant to the board exam and goes in depth instead of trying to cover too much. I liked the ability to speed up or slow down the lecture and also that I was able to download and print the powerpoints since I like to write out my notes. I would recommend this course to my colleagues.”
Paul Cheng, MD, Chicago, IL
“After doing terrible on my ITE, my advisor strongly recommended purchasing this course. I'm so glad I did! It helped me organize my thoughts and gave me structure to learning a subject that's not very easy to learn! I passed my exam and it made this course worth every penny! Thank you!”
Theresa Gerges, DO, Livingston, NJ
“This course helped me ensure that I covered all necessary topics leading into the exam. As this is a new exam for the ABA I felt in the dark and with API's help I was able to successfully navigate through the appropriate material to ensure a passing score! Thanks!”
John Dolerschell, MD, Overland Park, KS
“This was the first board exam I walked out of completely confident- not only that I had passed, but that I had done well. So happy I chose American Physician Institute; I'll definitely choose them again for the Advanced exam.”
Carlyann Miller, DO, Cleveland Heights, OH
"Passed. Convenience of watching lectures at any time I want and at the speed of my choice. Lecturers are very knowledgeable and know what material to cover and highlight. I'd definitely recommend to all my colleagues."
James Han, MD, Chicago, IL
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"I used Pass Machine, I took the test and passed!"
Brandon Merling, MD, Chicago, IL
"I took the second ever Basic exam and felt a bit of unease leading into the test, but this was lessened by having a lecture series and question banks that were developed directly from the ABA BASIC Outline. The lectures as well as question banks left me extremely prepared for the exam. The software was easy to use, the question banks and detailed explanations very easy to read, and I would highly recommend this to colleagues."
Nathan Belt, MD, Worcester, MA
"I used this course as my sole study material for the ABA part a. The questions On the exam closely resembled the practice questions that I had with API. Overall great course and most efficient way to study for this exam."
Shravan Cheruku, MD, Cleveland Heights, OH
"I really enjoyed Dr. Nathan’s lecture and it would be great to have him give more of the lecture. He has a great command of the topics he discusses."
Saad Karmal, MD, Naperville, IL
"The program was well organized and stuck to the outline very efficiently. The lecture material was nicely put together. The 3 day live course was a bit difficult to attend secondary to work/ call schedules."
Karl Takabayashi, MD, Torrance, CA
"The lectures were incredible. I got questions right on the test primarily because they were covered in the lecture. The best part is that i actually learned and understood the material as oppose to just beating a test. I will buy this again for the advanced and i will recommend this course to all the new CA 1. In addition i will keep all my notes for my own review and study. Thanks!"
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"I have never felt so prepared for a board exam. It's the first time I left the exam room and thought it was easy!"
Angela Johnson, MD, University Heights, OH
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Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the fundamentals of current anesthetic procedures.
- Explain regional anesthesia.
- Develop a plan for pain management and painful disease states.
- Evaluate complications.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course v3.2, Release Date December 29, 2020, Termination Date December 28, 2023:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Exam Builder, Release Date June 20, 2021, Termination Date June 19, 2024:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 65.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Anesthesiology Board Exam Dates
Anesthesiology Advanced Exam
Summer Exam Application Dates: TBD
Exam: July 23 - 24, 2021
Anesthesiology Basic Exam
Summer and Fall Standard/Late Registration Dates: TBD
Exam: November 12 - 13, 2021
Learn More About the Anesthesiology Board Exams
The Pass Machine Anesthesiology Basic Board Review – Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions about The Pass Machine and American Physician Institute
Is The Pass Machine different from other board reviews?
Yes, in three main ways:
1. The Pass Machine board review is the most comprehensive option. More than just a Question Bank of practice questions, each course includes in-depth lectures in a familiar classroom setting presented by expert faculty. This means you get a topic-by-topic review of exactly what’s on the board exam in much greater detail than what you can get from Qbank answer explanations.
2. Because the physician’s schedule is typically a hectic one, The Pass Machine is optimized for on-the-go review. Components such as the audio-only lecture option, iOS and Andriod app for mobile review, and offline access capability, and a fully-illustrated board-mapped study guide make The Pass Machine review easy to incorporate at any point your daily routine.
3. The Triple Trust Guarantee not only gives you a full tuition refund if you don’t pass the exam the first time after taking the course, but it also gives you an extra 10% AND allows you continued access until you pass, for free. This unprecedented guarantee serves to assure you of the confidence we have that The Pass Machine content is exceptional.
Who produces The Pass Machine Courses? Where do you get your faculty?
The Pass Machine board review courses are produced by American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC (API). API conducts dozens of courses and trains thousands of anesthesiologists each year to pass their boards and stay up-to-date in their fields. Every single one of American Physician Institute‘s educational courses has full editorial independence, is free of pharmaceutical and industry sponsorship and is backed by an unbeatable guarantee. Because of its reputation for excellence, American Physician Institute is able to enlist many of the top faculty from the best universities, teaching hospitals and research facilities in the country to provide you with Category 1 CME educational activities.
Do you provide board review for other medical specialties?
Yes! In fact, we provide preparation for dozens of other specialty and subspecialty board exams. Check out www.AmericanPhysician.com for the full list.
Is it likely that my employer will cover my tuition?
Because all The Pass Machine courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, it is likely that your tuition will be reimbursed. You may be surprised at how many residency and fellowship training programs, group practices, and other employers pay for or reimburse you for such Category 1 educational activities. After all, it’s in everyone’s best interests to have you board certified. It really pays to ask your training director, medical director or administrator if you are eligible because some training programs and employers do pay for board exam training. And, if you work for the Federal Government, American Physician Institute is a certified business in the CCR database and can accept government checks and credit cards.
Does The Pass Machine offer any free board review resources?
Yes! Start with our Medical Board Review Blog. There are general articles featuring board prep tips, and articles on board prep that are more board-specific.
What is your DUNS Number?
American Physician Institute’s DUNS Number is: 016073724
Can I get a discount off course tuition?
Yes! American Physician Institute offers several board review course discounts:
- Group Discounts
- Multi-purchase discounts
- Referral earnings & discounts through our Ambassador Club
- The Residency & Fellowship Program Edition tailored for training programs.
Please call 877-225-8384 for more information, or visit the “Save & Earn” pages under the top menu.
What do I get when I register for the Anesthesiology Basic review course?
Course enrollment grants you access to your personalized online dashboard, which includes:
- 33 hours Recorded Video Lectures
- 33 hours of mp3 audio versions of lectures
- PDF of Illustrated Study Guide (option for printed edition)
- 1200+ Practice Questions Bank
- Earn up to 98 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™
- CME Vault for claiming and storing your CME certificates
- Triple Trust Guarantee
Board Exam Results and The Triple Trust Guarantee
Is The Pass Machine Anesthesiology Basic review pass-guaranteed?
Yes, all full courses are pass-guaranteed, and backed by The Triple Trust Guarantee. At any time, you can view The Triple Trust Guarantee Terms & Conditions.
What does The Triple Trust Guarantee cover?
If you purchase an online course with “The Triple Trust Guarantee” and then do not pass your board exam, API will issue a 100% refund of your paid tuition *, plus an additional 10% payment. You’ll also continue to get online course access until you pass the exam, tuition-free. The guarantee expires in the event the exam for which this course is designed is no longer offered by the certifying board.
* Tuition is defined as the amount you paid for your base course, and does not include optional course add-ons, such as purchase of online access extensions, and/or the live course attendance option (where available). If any promotional items, such as gift cards, are included with your purchase, the value of that promotional item will be deducted from your tuition.
The Triple Trust Guarantee sounds too good to be true—is it for real?
Yes, it’s completely real. Rest assured, API has always honored its guarantees and always will. No other company does? The Triple Trust Guarantee is API’s way of demonstrating that it’s just as invested in your success as you are. After all, if you fail your board exam, API will pay a penalty. API will refund your course tuition in full, provide you with a bonus, and allow you continued access to the course tuition-free until you pass your exam for as long as the exam is offered by the certifying board. The guarantee ensures API doesn’t get paid for effort, only for passing results.
Does The Triple Trust Guarantee cover non-tuition course options and upgrades?
No. Course options and upgrades are non-tuition related. Therefore, these fees are not included in any guarantee-related refund payment made under the terms of The Triple Trust Guarantee.
What should I do if I don’t pass my board exam?
First, it’s important to remember that a non-passing result is not necessarily a reflection on your abilities as a anesthesiologist. The way the ABA tests you is not the same as the many ways you’re “tested” as a practicing anesthesiologist. Check out this reassuring video from Dr. Jack - What To Do If You Fail Your Board Exam https://www.thepassmachine.com/video-what-to-do-fail-your-board-exam/
More to the point, American Physician Institute can work with you to help you get over this professional hurdle. Give us a call!
I didn’t pass my board exam. How do I activate my course guarantee?
To activate your guarantee, you must notify American Physician of your failure to pass your board exam and submit a copy of your exam notification and scores. To be eligible for the refund portion of the guarantee you must submit your documents within 45 days of the date of your exam fail notification. To notify American Physician and submit your documents, go to your course dashboard and click on the "Guarantee" tab. Complete the form and attach your exam notification and scores. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt and someone will contact you shortly. If you need assistance with this process or your course access is expired, please contact Customer Care at 877-225-8384
Anesthesiology Basic Course Access
When do I receive online access to Anesthesiology Basic review course materials?
When a credit card or debit is used for payment, access is immediate. When a check is used as payment, access will be granted once the check has been received and verified.
How long do I have access to my online materials? Does my course expire?
The Anesthesiology Basic prep course and all its associated online material remains active for a full 12 months from your date of purchase when you register now.
What if I'm not ready to take my exam? Can I extend my course?
Some anesthesiologists invest in a board-preparation course many years prior to their exam. In these cases, The Pass Machine allows course registrants to extend the life of their course by 12 months for an additional fee. If you wish to extend your access, please call 877-225-8384 prior to your course expiration date. NOTE: Extension options are not available to Group registrations.
What are your system requirements?
Our products only require Internet access and a web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Use of Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.). All content is compatible with current Mac and PC operating systems.
CME Credits & Board Info
How do I get my CME credits?
Online Courses – From your course dashboard, click on the Claim CME tab. You will see your CME test(s) and/or SA test here. Complete the test, and once you have passed with 50% or better, your CME certificate will be issued immediately and placed in your CME Vault. SA tests are not a graded activity. Your certificate is issued based on completing the activity. Live Courses - From your course dashboard, click on the Claim CME tab. You will see your CME test, CME survey, or SA test here. Complete the test, and once you have passed with 50% or better, your CME certificate will be issued immediately and placed in your CME Vault. SA tests and CME surveys are not a graded activity. Your certificate is issued based on completing these activities.
How do I access my earned CME credits?
The Anesthesiology Basic board review includes access to CME(TM)Vault for convenient storing and retrieval of CME-related documents. Access this area from the CMEVault tab in your course dashboard.
Where can I find information about taking my specialty's board exam?
For information about Anesthesiology Basic Board Exam, please visit The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA): www.TheABA.org
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