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Anesthesia Question Banks

ABA BASIC, ITE & Advanced Exam Prep

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I’m a resident and have found the banks invaluable for the BASIC exam and ITE, using them as my main study resource. I felt very comfortable taking the basic and scored > 90th percentile on my CA1 ITE. I feel confident in using TrueLearn to master even more of the material for my remaining ITEs.

TrueLearn helped our program design a comprehensive quiz and assessment schedule that significantly contributed to our remediation plans! This success is a strong testament to the TrueLearn team’s capabilities especially considering the atypical short timeframe our program was working on.

TrueLearn is indeed the holy grail of all the resource materials I used for my ABA In-Training exam prep. Doing the questions are great, but the real sauce is in the detailed explanation that follow each questions. I was able to fully invest in this material, and I got a perfect ITE score this year.

The foundation to great ABA test prep starts with great content!


The Most Stringtent ABA Item Writing Proccess

Quality starts with our high-performing physicians who draft initial questions and answer explanations. All items go through a peer-review process. Once items are fully vetted for accuracy and blueprint alignment, they are finally introduced to our live SmartBanks.

Constant Feedback & Question Refreshes

We use in-app customer ratings for the initial layer of quality feedback. Our editorial team reviews this feedback and pulls items out of the rotation when necessary to ensure our Smartbanks’ quality standards. We are always introducing new questions and editions as the blueprints change to ensure the most accurate exam experience.

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TrueLearn SmartBank: Not Just Another Question Bank

Powerful analytics, learning science, benchmarking, and personalization give you the most effective study platform on the market.

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The next evolution of the TrueLearn SmartBank

TrueLearn’s ABA SmartBank leverages learning science to empower residents to perform their best on the ABA Exams. We provide the most realistic Anesthesiology certification exam experience on the market. Train in a computer-simulated environment with ABA practice questions written to mirror those you will encounter on test day.

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SmartBanks use learning science to turn average test-takers into experts

SmartBanks combine expert-written questions in the style of the exam with state-of-the-art technology to leverage the proven benefits of retrieval practice. Start by setting performance goals and watch yourself improve. You also have the ability to track yourself against your peers every time you take a quiz or assessment. Our SmartCards, peer tracking, and predictive scoring models will tell you exactly where you stand today and how to reach your goals.

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TrueLearn leverages practice retrieval to its fullest potential

It’s simple. The more test items you take with TrueLearn, the better you will perform on test day. Take advantage of proven methodologies such as spaced repetition, interleaving, and varied practice to optimize your learning experience using our SmartBanks. Our approach is data-driven, and we have the results to back it up!

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ABA In-Training Exam

  • 1,150+ Practice Questions
  • Mapped To ABA Keywords
  • Written by Content Experts
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
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  • 900+ Practice Questions
  • Mapped To The ABA Content Outline
  • Written by Content Experts
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
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  • First-Time Pass Guarantee
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ABA Advanced Exam

  • 800+ Practice Questions
  • Mapped To The Actual ABA Advanced Blueprint
  • Written by Content Experts
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
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  • First-Time Pass Guarantee
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Anesthesiologist Assistant

  • 1,000+ Practice Questions
  • Categories Mapped To The NCCAA Blueprint
  • Written by Content Experts
  • Performance Analytics & Real-Time National Benchmarking
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  • First-Time Pass Guarantee
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Anesthesiology Exam Frequently Asked Questions

It technically doesn’t, but you should still try to do well. Along with your ITE score, you will receive data on your performance in each category showing you where your knowledge is stronger and where you need to improve, which is invaluable for your anesthesia board study plan.

You can take the ABA BASIC exam as many times as you need to pass. However, if you are unsuccessful after your third attempt, the ABA requires you to complete 6 more months of training. After a 4th failed attempt, you will be required to complete an additional 12 months of training. (Note, each institution may have their own policies, and continuation of residency training is always at the discretion of the training program.) [Source]

Candidates must pass the BASIC exam prior to taking the ADVANCED exam. The ABA does not state a limit on how many times the ADVANCED exam can be taken; however, the candidate must satisfy all requirements for certification (BASIC, ADVANCED, and APPLIED exams) within seven years of the last day of the year in which residency training was completed.

The ABA exams are designed to be challenging to ensure that only qualified individuals are certified to practice anesthesiology. It tests your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of subjects related to the practice of anesthesiology. That’s why it’s important to prepare with a question bank mapped to the exam blueprint.

In the event of a failing score on the ABA BASIC or ADVANCED exam, you can reapply to take the exam six months later. Prepare well for your second attempt because you don’t want to fail a second time. 

You’ll want to review your performance on the exam and identify areas for improvement. TrueLearn subscribers who purchased an ABA BASIC or ADVANCED SmartBank for 90 days or more can redeem their Pass Guarantee. We will provide a complimentary subscription equal in length to the subscription you originally purchased to help you prepare for your next attempt.

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