The AASM recommends that all eligible individuals sit for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) sleep medicine certification exam and begin their preparations well in advance as the average passing rate of the previous exams is less than 75%. In order to provide members with board preparation resources for this final Practice Pathway exam, the AASM will offer several Board Review for the Sleep Specialist courses leading up to the 2011 exam. Three courses are scheduled for 2011:
- March 18–20, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif.
- August 12–14, 2011 in Denver, Colo.
- September 9–11, 2011 in Reston, Va.
Additionally, on the Thursday before each course, two half-day companion courses will be held focusing on scoring and on basic science. For more information about the Board Review for the Sleep Specialist and/or companion courses, visit the Sleep Education Series portion of the AASM website or download a copy of the course brochure. Register early before courses sell out.