MetroHealthAnesthesiaResidency Program - ABA Policy Update

10 November 1999

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) modified its policy regarding credit for Clinical Anesthesia training. The ABA announced the policy change to program directors at the recent SAAC/AAPD meeting. It will publish the change in its January 2000 Booklet of Information. The Board requests that you inform the residents in your program of the policy change.

The ABA continues to grant credit toward the CA 1-3 year requirements for six months of Clinical Anesthesia that ends with receipt of a satisfactory Certificate of Clinical Competence. To receive credit for a period of Clinical Anesthesia training that is not satisfactory, the resident must immediately complete an additional six months of uninterrupted Clinical Anesthesia training in the same program with receipt of a satisfactory Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Effective with training that occurs on or after July 1, 2000, the ABA will grant at most twelve months of credit to a resident who receives a satisfactory Certificate of Clinical Competence immediately following receipt of consecutive Certificates from the same program that are not satisfactory. A resident who receives Clinical Competence Committee reports that are not satisfactory for consecutive periods of Clincal Anesthesia training that occur on or after July 1, 2000, will have to complete more than 36 months of Clinical Anesthesia training to meet the ABA training requirement.
Sincerely yours,
M. Jane Matjasko, M.D.
Secretary
American Board of Anesthesiology
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 510
Raleigh, NC 27607-7506



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