Categorical training starts with a 12-month rotating internship, designed to provide a wide breadth of training anesthesiologists. The internship includes the following rotations:

  • 3 month rotation:
    • General internal medicine
  • 2 month rotations:
    • Surgery (usually thoracic surgery and another subspecialty), 2 months
    • Emergency medicine, 2 months
  • 1 month rotations:
    • Surgical critical care
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic critical care
    • Preoperative assessment
    • Clinical simulation
    • Operative anesthesia

As an intern, you are very much members of our department, even when you are rotating through other services. You are invited to all of our educational and social functions and attend our conferences as your schedule allows.

Clinical Anesthesia Training (CA-1 through CA-3)

Training in clinical anesthesia begins with a 6- to 8-week tutorial period. During this period, new residents are paired with faculty for intensive clinical training and attend an intensive series of lectures on basic anesthetic practice and pharmacology.

Residents spend the remainder of the CA-1 and CA-2 years rotating through all anesthetic subspecialties, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pelvic
  • Hepatobiliary and vascular
  • Float
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Neuroanesthesia (2 blocks)
  • Trauma (2 blocks)
  • Cardiothoracic (2 blocks)
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Obstetric anesthesia (2 blocks)
  • Pain management (2 blocks)
  • Critical care (3 blocks)
  • Pediatrics (4 blocks)

At the conclusion of a successful CA-2 year, our residents are broadly competent in all areas of anesthetic management and meet specific case distribution requirements described by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

The CA-3 year is largely elective. Three months of rotations are required (preoperative assessment, postoperative care, and float). With the remainder of the time, you are free to pursue rotations that reflect your clinical and academic interests. You may choose a series of clinical rotations and pursue research projects during this year.

Our graduates are qualified to perform independently in all areas of perioperative care and eligible to enter into the certification process by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Application Information

The Department of Anesthesiology participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).