The mock oral examination replicates the oral examination format that all graduates must take to complete their American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) board certification. Massachusetts General Hospital has five active oral board examiners who administer practice exams to all residents during their clinical training. This experience serves to familiarize residents with the structure and format of the oral exam process.

In addition, the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General hosts a more formal mock oral examination session each year on a Saturday morning in March. This session gives rising residency graduates and fellows an opportunity to practice with board examiner officials, who will present questions in a format similar to the oral board exam and later provide them feedback and strategies for success. Residents and fellows have found this session invaluable in helping them prepare for the exam, as it closely simulates the real exam.

The cost of the exam is $50. Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive confirmation of your registration and further details via email. Information for the 2016 Mock Oral Exam will be posted soon.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Kristen O'Connor, Program Manager
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Phone: 617-643-6889

The ABA has provided some useful training videos to help familiarize examinees with the exam process. View ABA Oral Exam video

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