Residency Program - ABA Policy Update
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.
M. Jane Matjasko, M.D.
American Board of Anesthesiology
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 510
Raleigh, NC 27607-7506