Residency Program Highlights

Education Emphasis

  • Building a strong foundation in both outpatient (preoperative clinic, chronic pain clinic) and inpatient (intraoperative, post anesthesia care unit and intensive care unit) settings.
  • Curriculum is American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) content specific driven.
  • Highly qualified, nationally recognized teaching faculty.
  • Off-site access to electronic journals and electronic medical records.
  • Strong academic program:
    • Anesthesia Toolbox access for every resident
    • Simulation curriculum with hi fidelity computerized mannequin
    • Didactic Schedule includes:
      • Lecture series, morbidity and mortality conferences, journal club, interesting case presentations, mock oral board examinations, Chairman and Program Director conferences, ultrasound workshop and TEE image review and interpretation
  • Resident funds provided annually for educational purposes (books, exams, national memberships, medical licenses) and academic endeavors (conference attendance, presentations)
  • Up to 5 professional days allowed to participate scholarly activities and meetings.
  • Dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) program opportunity which offers advanced administrative and leadership skills.  Unique program that completes MBA classes in CA-2 & CA-3 years while allowing completion of residency and MBA in 4 years.

Individualized Curriculum

  • Dedicated faculty advisor/mentorship programs to help provide individualized guidance and support your career goals.
  • Robust scholarly activities including oral and poster presentations at numerous state and national meetings, authoring book chapters, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Financial support available for travel for presentations.
  • Emphasis on resident goal setting and feedback.
  • Broad clinical exposure with high acuity, complexity and volume.  Superb exposure to anesthesia subspecialties (acute and chronic pain, obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiothoracic, critical care).  Strong track record of success in acquiring competitive fellowships.

Clinical Rotations

  • The resident will satisfactorily complete 52 rotation blocks of training (13 blocks/year, 4 weeks each).
  • Rotation Descriptions
  • Rotation Schedule: 13 blocks (4 weeks each)

Intern ~ Clinical Base Year (CBY)

Rotation
Blocks
Inpatient Pediatrics
1
Emergency Medicine
1
VA Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
1
VA Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
1
Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
1
Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic (APC)
1
Cardiothoracic Surgery
2
ENT
1
Internal Medicine Wards
1
General Surgery
2
Anesthesia OR (“boot camp”)
1
Total
13

Clinical Anesthesia 1 Year (CA-1)

Rotation
Blocks
UHS Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic
1
UHS General Anesthesia
7-8
VA General Anesthesia
1-2
UH or VA Neuro Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-2 year)
VA Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
+/-1 (may complete in CA-2 year)
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service
+/-1 (may complete in CA-2 year)
UH Pediatric Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-2 year)
Total
13

Clinical Anesthesia 2 Year (CA-2): Subspecialty Year

Rotation
Blocks
Hepatobiliary Transplant Anesthesia
1
UH Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesia
1
UH Neuro Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
UH Pediatric Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
UH Obstetric Anesthesia
2
VA Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
VA Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
VA Neuro Anesthesia
+/-1 (may complete in CA-1 year)
Chronic Pain Clinic
1
CHOSA Pediatric Anesthesia
1-2
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
1
Total
13

Clinical Anesthesia 3 Year (CA-3)

Rotation
Blocks
Hepatobiliary Transplant Anesthesia
1
UH Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesia
1-2
Advanced Anesthesia
1
TAP/Advanced Airway
1
Non Operating Room Anesthesia
1
Elective (ultrasound, research, TEE/CT, peds, OB, ICU, chronic pain)
1
VA Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
1
VA Cardiothoracic (CT) Anesthesia
1
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service
2
UH Obstetric Anesthesia
1
CHOSA Pediatric Anesthesia
1
Total
13
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