The Anesthesiology Critical Care Board Review was forged as a concept rooted in working to prepare critical care fellow physicians to take and be successful on the American Board of Anesthesiology Critical Care Certification Examination (ABACCCE). This goal is important because it speaks to our purpose as clinicians and educators in preparing the next generation of anesthesiologist intensivists.
In my time as a program director (which functionally started in 2011), I found there to be a paucity of materials suited for and tailored to physicians preparing for the examination— in particular, a perioperative and wide- ranging examination such as the ABACCCE. I experienced this myself when I was a recent fellow graduate.
As editors of this book, we sought to do everything in our power to prevent others from an anxiety- laden experience resulting from minimal opportunities to practice for a critical care examination with questions written by authors that shared a background in anesthesiology.
About the Author
George W. Williams, MD, FASA, FCCM, FCCP is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Vice Chair for Critical Care Medicine, Program Director of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, and Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine at University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Navneet Kaur Grewal, MD, is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Program Director of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Critical Care Medicine at University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Marc J. Popovich, MD, FCCM, is a Helmut F. Cascorbi Professor and Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centre. He is also Senior Medical Director for Critical Care for University Hospitals Health System.