ATS Debuts Critical Care Board Review Book 

Fellows preparing for the ABIM critical care certification exam on Nov. 12 now have a new resource: the ATS Review for the Critical Care Boards.

The electronic book’s format follows that of the ATS Pulmonary Board Review Book, according to Tisha Wang, MD, a senior editor. “We tried to create a visually appealing book, with short paragraphs, bullet points, tables and graphics, flash cards and key facts highlighted in the margins, and mnemonics,” she says of both reviews.

The Critical Care Board Review is divided into 10 chapters, which follow the ABIM blueprint for the exam. Fellows and junior faculty members wrote the chapter content. They peer-reviewed each other’s work before it was sent to a faculty reviewer. Two associate editors—W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR, and Shazia M. Jamil, MD—reviewed further, and all of the senior editors reviewed the final product.

Other senior editors of this latest review book are Susan Pasnick, MD, and Jason T. Poston, MD. Drs. Wang and Poston are fellowship program directors at UCLA and the University of Chicago, respectively. Dr. Pasnick is director of critical care process improvement at CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s in Santa Fe. All three are members of the ATS Education Committee.  

“I believe so many people donated so much time because they believe this is a worthwhile project for every physician, from the trainee to the senior clinician,” Dr. Wang says. 

The review book can be purchased through the ATS Store. A companion Question Book with 150 board review questions will be available soon.