Anesthesia Training Program Outline

Post Graduate Year I CBY 0


Medicine/Surgery Base

Medicine Rotation

  • Medicine Wards [CSW] (1 month)
  • Pre-op Clinic – VA [Vmcon] (1 month)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit [MICU] / Night Medical Intensive Care Unit [NMICU] (1 - 2 months)
  • Respiratory Intensive Care Unit [RICU] / Night Respiratory Intensive Care Unit [NRICU] (1 – 2 months)
  • Los Angeles Free Clinic / Saban Community Clinic (formerly the Saban Free Clinic) [LAFC] (2 weeks)

Surgery Rotation

  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit [SICU] (2 months)
  • Acute Care Services/Trauma [ACS] (1 - 2 months)
  • Night Float [NF} (1 - 2 months)
  • Pediatric Surgery [PEDS] (0 - 1 month)
  • Outpatient Surgery [OP] (0 - 1 month)
  • Colorectal Surgery [CR} (0 - 1 month)
  • Thoracic Surgery [THOR] (0 – 1 month)
  • Urology Surgery [UROL] (0 - 1 month

Anesthesia Rotation [CAnes] (2 weeks)

Vacation (1 month)

Effective July 2011

Post Graduate Year II Clinical Anesthesia Year CAY I

  • Fundamentals of Anesthesia (CAY-I) (5 1/2 months)
  • Acute Pain (1 month)
  • Obstetric Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Outpatient Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Post Operative Care (2 weeks)
  • Regional Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Orthopedic / Spine Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Post Graduate Year III Clinical Anesthesia Year II CAY II

  • General Anesthesia (2 month)
  • Regional Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia (2 months)
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesia (2 months)
  • Neuroanesthesia (1 month)
  • Critical Care (1-2 months)
  • Chronic Pain Management (1 month)
  • OB Anesthesia (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Post Graduate IV Clinical Anesthesia Year III CAY III

The Program Director in collaboration with the resident will design the resident’s CA3 year of training. The CAY III year provides clinical experience and advanced anesthesia training.

  • The Advanced Anesthesia training:
    1.  Advanced Clinical Track - Residents in the Advanced Clinical Track are required to complete a minimum of six months of advanced anesthesia training.  They may spend the remaining months in advanced anesthesia training in on to three selected subspecialty rotations or in research.
    2.  Clinical Scientific Track - The clinical Scientific Track may be fulfilled by completing six months of Clinical or Laboratory Research.
  • Advanced Critical Care Medicine (0 - 1 month)
  • Advanced Transplant Anesthesia (1month)
  • TEE (1/2 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)

Participation in Research is mandatory for our residents. Residents in our program participate in ongoing research project management and learning technical skills necessary to carry out independent and original research. Academic endowers are strengthened according to prior individual experience through a tutoring and mentoring program with the Director of Research and the Program Director. This includes independent study, readings and attendance at departmental research and statistical seminars. The Director of Research, Co-Director and the Program Director will assist the resident/faculty in planning and carrying out independent research.

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