Critical Care Medicine

Acute and emergency care for the critically ill or injured patient

Connecting CCM and anesthesiology

Since 1986, the ABA has offered certification in critical care medicine (CCM), a subspecialty dedicated to the many and varied aspects of managing critically ill patients. CCM physicians operate from the ICU, and the nature of this work requires additional training in critical care medicine beyond their primary specialty.

CCM physicians work in concert with various specialists on the patient care team in the ICU; utilize recognized techniques for vital support; teach other physicians, nurses and health professionals the practice of intensive care; and foster research.

2025 Critical Care Medicine Exam

Oct. 4, 2025

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