PHYSICIAN VOLUNTEERS

600+ anesthesiologist volunteers dedicate time away from their busy clinical practices to examine candidates, write and review questions for our assessments, and assist us with program improvements and initiatives. We appreciate the expertise they bring to our programs and their commitment to helping us advance excellence in our specialty.






QUESTION AUTHORS

Question authors are responsible for drafting assessment questions.



Qualifications


  • ABA diplomate with current certificate in anesthesiology or a subspecialty
  • Actively participating in MOCA 2.0®
  • Satisfactory professionalism and professional standing
  • May not participate in any board review activities for which a fee is charged; such activities are conflicts of interest

Nomination Period

• Aug. 1 – 31




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EXAMINERS

Examiners are responsible for administering the Standardized Oral Examination (SOE) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) components of the APPLIED Examination in our Assessment Center in Raleigh, N.C.




Qualifications


  • ABA diplomate with current certificate in anesthesiology or a subspecialty
  • Certified for at least three years
  • Actively participating in MOCA 2.0
  • Clinically active in anesthesiology or a recognized anesthesiology subspecialty
  • Satisfactory professionalism and professional standing
  • May not participate in any board review activities for which a fee is charged; such activities are conflicts of interest
  • May not participate in the oral exam process of other countries

Recruitment Schedule

• June 15 - Aug. 14





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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors provides strategic vision to advance our mission and the practice of anesthesiology. The Board consists of 12 clinically active anesthesiologists and one public member. Physician directors serve as examiners and on exam committees.



Qualifications


  • ABA diplomate with current certificate in anesthesiology or a subspecialty
  • Active volunteer (e.g., examiner, question author/editor, committee member)
  • Must be aged 53 or younger at the time of election
  • May not participate in any board review activities for which a fee is charged; such activities are conflicts of interest

  • Satisfactory professionalism and professional standing
  • Actively participating in MOCA 2.0
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • U.S. citizen


Nomination Process


The Joint Committee of the ABA, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Section Council on Anesthesia of the American Medical Association (AMA) (also known as the Triple Committee) nominate candidates for ABA directorships. The committee includes three ABA representatives, and two each from the ASA and AMA. Any committee member may submit candidate names for consideration. The Committee selects three nominees per available director position when a current director is not eligible for reelection. The final set of nominees make up the Certified Slate from which the ABA Board of Directors selects new directors.



Commitment


ABA Board Directors are eligible to serve three, four-year terms for a total of 12 years and spend approximately 30–45 days per year traveling for Board business, in addition to other responsibilities that do not require travel.



Selection Process


New directors are elected during the January meeting of the Board of Directors.




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