Pediatric Anesthesiology (PA) Examination
The pediatric anesthesiology discipline includes the evaluation, preparation and management of pediatric patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in operative and critical care settings. In addition, this discipline also entails the evaluation and treatment of children with acute and chronic painful disorders.
The Pediatric Anesthesiology Examination is a four-hour computer-based exam that consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, each with a single best answer. All 200 questions must be answered. The exam is designed to evaluate the extent of the diplomate's knowledge and clinical judgment in all areas specific to pediatric anesthesiology. The exam is administered by the ABA annually at Pearson VUE testing centers.
The ABA will grant up to 50 CME credits
for 12 months of fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited subspecialty program, or in an anesthesiology subspecialty fellowship program sponsored by an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology program. To receive credit toward the MOCA program, you need to have completed the fellowship in or after the year you received your primary certification in anesthesiology.