Part 1 Examination

The Part 1 Examination, which is administered at Pearson VUE testing centers, is primarily a test of knowledge. It is used to determine whether the candidate has a sufficient fund of information in general medicine and specifically in anesthesiology to be a board certified anesthesiologist. The exam is designed to test the knowledge gained during training in anesthesiology and related knowledge expected of physicians in general. The required knowledge is information one would expect to be of importance to the delivery of anesthesia care of a high standard.

The Part 1 Examination consists of 200 questions and is divided into two sections of 100 questions each. Candidates have two hours to complete each section, with an optional 20 minute break between the two sections.