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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

ABA and MGH Study Finds Resident Clinical Performance & ABA Oral Exam Scores Link  6/9/2016
A study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia by the ABA and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that residents’ clinical performance scores correlated to their ABA oral exam scores when the exam was taken one year after residency completion. Study authors: Keith Baker, M.D.; Ph.D., Huaping Sun, Ph.D.; Ann Harman, Ph.D.; K. Trudy Poon, M.S. and James P. Rathmell, M.D.


The ABA Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices  5/31/2016
The ABA has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase organizational and employee success.


OSCEs Approved for 2018 Launch  5/23/2016
The ABA has approved plans to launch the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) component of its APPLIED Examination in March 2018. The OSCEs are designed to assess domains that are difficult to measure in the traditional written and oral exam formats, such as communication skills and professionalism. Candidates who complete residency training on or after Oct. 1, 2016 will be required to pass both the Standardized Oral Exam (SOE) and the OSCE components to satisfy the APPLIED Examination requirement.