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Assessment tools and study options for preparing to take the ASH Specialist in Clinical Hypertension Examination include the following:

  • Refer to "2016 Qualifying Examination for Specialists in Clinical Hypertension" – Click here for Handbook for Candidates – see section entitled (1) Content Outline, and (2) Sample Examination Questions
  • Refer to the "ASH Core Curriculum for Clinical Hypertension" in the "Publications" section of the ASH website or click here. This 56-page Reference List is designed as a comprehensive outline and reference guide to clinical hypertension literature, and emphasizes (a) state-of-the-art scientific principles, (b) the application of those principles into daily clinical practice, and (c) evidence from randomized clinical trials that serves as the basis for current practice recommendations.
  • Take the Practice Examination, a 60 question computerized test simulating the actual examination. The practice examination covers the five content areas of the examination. For more information, please click here.
  • Review topics presented in the ASH Hypertension Self-Assessment Guide, a state-of-the-art review of hypertension written by over 40 recognized leaders in the field of hypertension, published in JASH, an ASH Member benefit. Thirty chapters cover topics in Basic Science, Diagnostic Evaluation, Secondary Hypertension, and Treatment and Special Conditions. Each chapter contains questions that provide a critical assessment of the reader's knowledge. CME credit is available for the successful completion of each chapter. For more information, please click here.
  • Register and participate in continuing education activities relating to hypertension and cardiovascular disease, e.g. ASH Annual Scientific Meeting, and other activities posted on the ASH Website and elsewhere.