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Curriculum / Clinical Training

CA1 ROTATIONS

Introduction to Anesthesiology

First two months are dedicated to a robust clinical and didactic orientation program. Residents begin clinical training where they are paired with either a one-on-one attending or a senior resident. Each day ends with formal didactics to emphasize and reinforce fundamental academic topics. You will continue to solidify your foundations while gaining autonomy after this month.

Residents do not take any calls during this time.

The rest of the year consists of 11, four-week rotations. Rotations includes cardiac anesthesia, vascular anesthesia, pain medicine, surgical ICU, post anesthesia care unit(PACU) and ambulatory preoperative evaluation clinic (PAT).

A typical rotation schedule for a CA-1 resident::

CA1 ROTATIONS

  • Introduction to anesthesiology months (8 weeks)
  • General Anesthesiology (24 weeks)
  • Pain Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Cardiac (0-4 weeks)
  • Obstetric anesthesia (0-4 weeks)
  • Perioperative Medicine/Pre-op Evaluation Clinic (4 weeks)
  • Vacation (4 weeks)

CA2 ROTATIONS

  • Cardiac anesthesia ( 4-8 weeks )
  • Pediatric anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Neuro anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Vascular anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Thoracic anesthesia ( 0-4 weeks )
  • ENT anesthesia ( 2 weeks )
  • PACU ( 2 weeks )
  • Vacation ( 4 weeks )

CA3 ROTATIONS

  • Regional anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Pediatric anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Pain Medicine ( 4 weeks )
  • Neuro anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Thoracic anesthesia ( 4 weeks )
  • Obstetrics anesthesia ( 4-6 weeks )
  • Night Float ( 3pm – 9pm )
  • PACU ( 2 weeks )
  • Elective ( 2 weeks )
  • Vacation ( 4 weeks )