Training begins with a comprehensive 12-month rotating internship, divided into 13 distinct blocks to equip future anesthesiologists with a diverse range of essential skills. While the list below doesn’t reflect the exact sequential order of the rotations, it provides a breakdown of the blocks included:
- General Internal Medicine: Three individual 1-month rotations, scattered throughout the year
- Surgery: Two separate 1-month rotations at different intervals
- Emergency Medicine: Two separate 1-month rotations at different intervals
- Surgical Critical Care: 1-month rotation
- Cardiology: 1-month rotation
- Cardiothoracic Critical Care: 1-month rotation
- Preoperative Assessment: 1-month rotation
- Clinical Simulation: 1-month rotation
- Operative Anesthesia: 1-month rotation
Each block is meticulously designed to ensure comprehensive exposure and skill-building in every critical aspect of patient care.
Interns are integral to our department, even as they rotate through various services. They are invited to all of our educational and social events and are encouraged to attend our conferences whenever their schedule permits.
Clinical Anesthesia Training (CA-1 through CA-3)
Training in clinical anesthesia begins with a 6-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
- Hepatobiliary and vascular
- 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. Examples of CA3 electives include pediatric pain, pediatrics general practice, transition to practice, board review, TEE, junior fellow on ICU, pain, and pediatrics rotations. In summary, 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.
The Department of Anesthesiology participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).