Anesthesiology Item Writing Needs

This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.

Updated January 2022

When writing new items, we ask that you focus on areas of greatest need, as indicated by the table below:

Category Number of Items Needed 
01 – Pharmacology  
02 – Anesthetic Management 18
03 – Anesthetic Preparation 14
04 – Anatomy & Physiology 11
05 – Diseases 10
06 – Anesthesia Subspecialties  
      a. Orthopedic 11
      b. Obstetrics  
      c. Pediatrics  
      d. Neurology
      e. Regional  4
      f. Cardiovascular/ Vascular  3
      g. Anesthesia Equipment 3
      h. Pain Management 7
      i. Miscellaneous 8
07 – Perioperative Complications  

If you are in need of assistance with your assignment, please contact Certification staff at certification@abpsus.org.

Click here for the ABPS Item Writing Guide.

Click here for step by step instructions on how to submit items.

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