BASIC (Staged Exams)

Candidates who began the four-year continuum of education in anesthesiology on or after July 2012 and will complete residency training on or after June 30, 2016, will take the new staged exams that complement the movement of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) toward competency-based training and promotion. The BASIC Examination, the first in the series of exams, will be offered to residents at the end of their CA-1 year. It focuses on the scientific basis of clinical anesthetic practice and will concentrate on content areas such as pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, anesthesia equipment and monitoring.