And the best way to know your stuff is with OpenAnesthesia SelfStudyPLUS.

Better than simple board review programs, our adaptive learning system uses innovative and patented AI algorithms to assess your strengths and gaps in knowledge, and delivers subsequent questions to address your needs.

  • Over 2300 high yield and critical practice questions

  • NEW! Questions from Basic Science to Advanced Clinical Techniques and everything in between

  • NEW! Questions linked to ABA Keywords, and My Keywords identifies those you should focus on

  • NEW! My Reading List creates the top 10 references to review so you can focus your studies where it has the most impact

  • NEW! Advanced search uses machine learning to make it easy for you to find questions on topics of interest

  • Every question written and edited by teaching physicians at top hospitals (see our expert team below )

  • Popular Face Your Demons feature lets you revisit the questions you previously missed

  • NEW! StudySteps™ makes learning fun while increasing retention

  • Fits learning into your busy schedule; 2-3 minutes per question is all you need

  • Available any time, on any device

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Feedback from Residents

“Several of the questions on the ITE I knew only because of SelfStudyPLUS and feel the questions are very high-yield and challenging.”

“I like the repetition of questions that you miss [Face Your Demons] and the thorough explanations with links to other resources.”

“My [ITE] score improved 6 points from last year. The rest of my class [who didn’t use SelfStudyPLUS] didn’t see much of a change in their scores.”

“[SelfStudyPLUS] will be my main source of questions throughout the remainder of residency. It’s more helpful than other question banks because of the feedback it provides as well as the explanations and repetition.”

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Our Team of Experts

Sponsored by the International Anesthesia Research Society, OpenAnesthesia was founded by Dr. Edward C. Nemergut and Dr. Robert Thiele in July 2009. Our more than 2300 questions (with new questions added each month) in the SelfStudyPLUS app are carefully curated by teaching physicians at top hospitals, then edited by Dr. Nemergut and his team.

L–R: Julie Huffmyer, MD; Robert Thiele, MD; and Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Editorial Board

Edward C. Nemergut, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

Meredith C.B. Adams, MD, MSc
Pain Medicine Section Editor
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Aditee Ambardekar, MD, MSEd
Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor
Dallas, Texas

Mary Beth Brady, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor
Baltimore, Maryland

Debnath Chatterjee, MD
Pediatric Anesthesia Section Editor
Aurora, Colorado

Julie L. Huffmyer, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor
Charlottesville, Virginia

Amanda M. Kleiman, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sandra L. Kopp, MD
Regional Anesthesia Section Editor
Rochester, Minnesota

Michael Lipnick, MD
Global Health Section Editor
San Francisco, California

David L. McDonagh, MD
Neuroanesthesia Section Editor
Dallas, Texas

Christine Park, MD
Special Projects Section Editor
Chicago, Illinois

Cornelius Sendagire, MD
Global Health Section Editor
Kampala, Uganda

May C. Pian-Smith, MD
Obstetric Anesthesia Section Editor
Boston, Massachusetts

Roman M. Sniecinski, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia Section Editor
Atlanta, Georgia

Robert H. Thiele, MD
Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine Section Editor
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Charlottesville, Virginia


David A. August, MD, PhD
Boston, Massachusetts

Allison Bechtel, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

Katherine T. Forkin, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

Bhiken Ishwarlal Naik, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

Jessica Tashjian, MD
San Francisco, California

Narayana Varahabhatla, MD
Boston, Massachusetts