Dr. Frantz appointed ABA examiner for APPLIED Examination

Dr. Amanda Frantz

Congratulations to Amanda Frantz, MD, who has been appointed to serve as an American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) examiner for the APPLIED Examination.

In this position, she will play a critical role in the future of our specialty as part of a select group that helps the ABA identify candidates who meet the highest standards of anesthesiology.

Dr. Frantz, an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, will participate in at least one examination over the next two years. The APPLIED Examination is part of the staged examinations that are taken during and after residency to become certified in anesthesiology. The staged examinations include the BASIC, ADVANCED, and APPLIED Examinations. The APPLIED Examination is offered multiple times per year at the ABA’s Assessment Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. It includes two components: the traditional Standardized Oral Examination and a new Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) component.

Examiners must meet a range of qualifications, including status as an ABA diplomate with a current certificate in anesthesiology or a subspecialty. They must also be certified for at least three years; be actively participating in MOCA 2.0, be clinically active in anesthesiology or a recognized anesthesiology subspecialty; and have satisfactory professionalism and professional standing.