Alternate Path for Entry for Primary Certification

The Alternate Entry Path (AEP) allows international medical graduates who were certified in anesthesiology in another country and are practicing anesthesiology in the United States (U.S.) to qualify to take the ABA’s primary certification exams. The program’s objective is to encourage outstanding internationally trained and certified anesthesiologists to become productive members of U.S. academic anesthesiology programs.
To be considered for entry into this program, applicants must have a pre-existing track record of significant, sustained scholarship in the areas of discovery and dissemination. Participants approved to begin the AEP program after Jan. 1, 2014 will take the staged exams.

All applications for physicians’ participation in the AEP program will incur a $2,500 fee. This fee must be submitted by the training program at the time the request for approval form and supporting documents are submitted. An anesthesiology department can have no more than four international medical graduates enrolled in the AEP program at one time.