Training & Curriculum

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Residency Goals and Objectives

Curriculum


Postgraduate Year I, Clinical Base Year (13 blocks)

A. Medicine Rotations (4 blocks)

  • Medical Intensive Care (1 block)
  • Medicine Wards (1 block)
  • Pulmonary Consult (0.5 block)
  • Cardiology Consult (0.5 block)
  • Cardiac Care Ward (0.5 block)
  • Cardiac Care Unit (0.5 block)
  • Night Cardiac Care Unit (0.5 block)

B. Anesthesiology Rotation (1 block)

  • Anesthesia (0.5 block)
  • Acute Pain (0.25 block)
  • APEC (0.25 block)
  • 1 Week Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (0.25 block, at the end of PGY-1)
  • Vacation (2 x 0.5 block)

C. Emergency Medicine Rotation (1 block)

D. Neurology Rotations (1 block)

  • Neurology (0.25 block)
  • Stroke (0.25 block)
  • Neuro ICU (0.5 block)

E. Surgery Rotations (5 blocks)

  • Acute Care Surgery (1 block)
  • Surgical ICU (1 block)
  • Ortho Trauma (1 block)
  • Thoracic Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Colorectal Surgery (0-0.5 block)
  • Surgical Night Float (0-0.5 block)
  • HPB (0-1 block)

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

  • General Anesthesiology (3.5 months)
  • Acute Pain (1 month)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Pre-Op Clinic (1 month)
  • PACU (0.5 month)
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology (0.5 month)
  • Thoracic Anesthesiology (0.5 month)
  • Neuro/Spine Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)
  • POCUS (0.25 month)

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

  • General Anesthesiology (2 months)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology (2 months)
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (1.5 months)
  • Echo (0.5 month)
  • Liver Transplant/HPB (1 month)
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Chronic Pain Management (1 month)
  • POCUS (0.25 Month)
  • OB Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)

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.

  • Advanced Clinical/Elective (9 months)
  • TEE (0.5 month)
  • Advanced Clinical Outpatient (1 month)
  • NORA (0.5 month)
  • POCUS (0.5 month)
  • PACU (0.5 month)
  • Vacation (2 x 0.5 block)

Research

Clinical Volume

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