Adopting the American anesthesia oral examination in China: Value and roadblocks

Jing Zhao, Weifeng Yu, Chuanyao Tong, Zhongcong Xie, Jianzhong Sun, Shao Feng Zhou, Hong Liu, Lingzhong Meng

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The quality and standardized training and certification of young physicians is key to the quality of health care in the future. In contrast to the American system, there is no nationwide and standardized oral examination in the training and certification process for anesthesiologists in China. The adoptability of the American anesthesia oral examination in China, as well as potential roadblocks, has not been specifically discussed. In this commentary, we share our experience of introducing the American oral examination to an audience of Chinese anesthesiologists and propose a pragmatic approach for adopting the anesthesia oral examination in China. This initiative has the potential to reform the current anesthesia training and certification process and improve the quality of anesthetic care in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • ABA oral examination
  • Adoption in China
  • Anesthesia training and certification
  • Pragmatic approach
  • Roadblocks
  • Value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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