Training & Curriculum

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Residency Goals and Objectives


Postgraduate Year I, Clinical Base Year

Surgery Rotations (5 Blocks Total)

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Surgical ICU
  • Ortho Trauma
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • HPB
  • Colorectal Surgery/Surgical Night Float

Medicine Rotations (4 Blocks Total)

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medicine Wards
  • Pulmonary Consult
  • Cardiology Consult
  • Cardiac Care Ward
  • Cardiac Care Unit Day
  • Cardiac Care Unit Night

Emergency Medicine Rotation (1 Block)

Neurology Rotations (1 Block)

  • NICU
  • Stroke

Anesthesia Rotation (1 Block)

  • APEC
  • Acute Pain
  • General Anesthesia

QI/Patient Safety (0.25 Block)

Postgraduate Year II, Clinical Anesthesiology Year One (CA-1, 12 months)

  • Regional (REG)
  • Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
  • General (G)
  • Pre-Op (Pre/APEC)
  • Obstetric (OB)
  • Acute Pain (AP)
  • Neurology (Neuro)
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit –PACU (PAC)
  • Thoracic (T) and Cardiac (CV)

Postgraduate Year III, Clinical Anesthesiology Year Two (CA-2, 12 months)

  • General (G)
  • Regional (REG)
  • Obstetric (OB)
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Chronic Pain (CP)
  • Transplant (TP)
  • Neurology (Neuro)
  • Cardiac (CV)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Children’s Hospital (CHLA)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Postgraduate IV, Clinical Anesthesiology Year Three (CA-3, 12 months)

The program director, in collaboration with the resident, will design the resident’s CA-3 year of training. Resident assignments in the CA-3 year include the more difficult or complex anesthetic procedures and care of the most seriously ill patients.

CA-3 residents are required to complete a minimum of six months of advanced anesthesia training. They may spend the remaining months in advanced anesthesia training in one to three selected subspecialty rotations or in research. The training culminates in sufficiently independent responsibility for clinical decision-making and patient care, so that the graduating resident demonstrates sound clinical judgment in a wide variety of clinical situations and can function as a leader of a perioperative care team.

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Advanced Clinical (AC)
  • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)


Clinical Volume

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