Anesthesiology Board Pass Rates

Estimated Anesthesiology Board Pass Rates By Program

The American Board of Anesthesiology exam is widely considered one of the most difficult exams in medicine. Over the last several years, the average successful pass rate has fluctuated between 71 and 88% among first-time test-takers. Over the last ten years, the overall pass rate, which includes repeat test-takers, has averaged around just 60%. There are a few reliable indicators of a candidate’s chance of passing the exam. According to a study published in the International Journal of Medical Education, first-attempt scores on both the USMLE Step 2 exam and the CA2 ITE are strong performance indicators of how well a candidate will do when taking the ABA exam.

  • College of Medicine Mayo Clinic (Rochester)97 %
  • University of Washington97 %
  • UPMC Medical Education95 %
  • University of Michigan95 %
  • University of Pennsylvania95 %
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)95 %
  • University of California (San Francisco)94 %
  • Johns Hopkins University94 %
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center92 %
  • Massachusetts General Hospital91 %
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)91 %
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital90 %
  • Stanford University89 %
  • Duke University Hospital89 %
  • Oregon Health & Science University88 %
  • New York University School of Medicine87 %
  • University of Arizona87 %
  • George Washington University87 %
  • University of Maryland87 %
  • Ohio State University Hospital87 %
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University86 %
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center86 %
  • Emory University86 %
  • Tufts Medical Center86 %
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center86 %
  • University of Alabama Medical Center85 %
  • Boston Medical Center85 %
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation85 %
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center85 %
  • University of Minnesota85 %
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine84 %
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio84 %
  • Georgetown University Hospital84 %
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center84 %
  • UCLA Medical Center83 %
  • Vanderbilt University83 %
  • National Capital Consortium83 %
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai83 %
  • University of Chicago82 %
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals82 %
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School79 %
  • University of California (Davis) Health System79 %
  • University of Toledo79 %
  • Maine Medical Center79 %
  • St Louis University School of Medicine78 %
  • Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine78 %
  • Medical College of Georgia78 %
  • Baylor College of Medicine78 %
  • Albany Medical Center78 %
  • University of Colorado Denver77 %
  • University of Rochester77 %
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center77 %
  • University of California (Irvine)77 %
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine77 %
  • University of Wisconsin77 %
  • University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine76 %
  • Tulane University75 %
  • University of California (San Diego)75 %
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine75 %
  • Medical University of South Carolina75 %
  • Loyola University75 %
  • University of Utah75 %
  • Rush University Medical Center75 %
  • University of Texas at Houston75 %
  • University of Florida74 %
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital74 %
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center74 %
  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center74 %
  • St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center74 %
  • University of New Mexico74 %
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville73 %
  • University of Massachusetts73 %
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago73 %
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City73 %
  • College of Medicine Mayo Clinic (Arizona)73 %
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center73 %
  • SUNY at Stony Brook73 %
  • John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County73 %
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine73 %
  • Thomas Jefferson University73 %
  • Loma Linda University72 %
  • University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care72 %
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center72 %
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System72 %
  • Temple University Hospital71 %
  • Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth)71 %
  • Indiana University School of Medicine71 %
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation69 %
  • William Beaumont Hospital69 %
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine69 %
  • University of Puerto Rico69 %
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn69 %
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences69 %
  • Naval Medical Center (San Diego)68 %
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine68 %
  • College of Medicine Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville)68 %
  • Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center68 %
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center68 %
  • St Barnabas Medical Center68 %
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium67 %
  • Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University67 %
  • University of Connecticut67 %
  • West Virginia University67 %
  • Maimonides Medical Center67 %
  • Louisiana State University (Shreveport)66 %
  • New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center66 %
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School66 %
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System66 %
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville66 %
  • University of Louisville66 %
  • University at Buffalo65 %
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital65 %
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals65 %
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium64 %
  • Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth)64 %
  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Education Consortium (WPH)64 %
  • New York Methodist Hospital64 %
  • Texas A&M; College of Medicine-Scott and White64 %
  • St Elizabeths Medical Center64 %
  • Louisiana State University64 %
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System64 %
  • University of Missouri-Columbia64 %
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University64 %
  • Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University64 %
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School63 %
  • Geisinger Health System63 %
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics63 %
  • University of Kansas (Wichita)63 %
  • University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals63 %
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock)62 %
  • University of Virginia62 %
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (St Josephs Regional Medical Center)61 %