The Department of Anesthesiology maintains a vigorous conference schedule, with the aim of providing diverse opportunities each week for residents and faculty alike to interact and enhance learning. We provide lectures that challenge residents dependent on their level of training.
- General Anesthesia first – we start each July with a lectures series devoted to our new CA-1 residents. We cover 20 topics over 20 days with readings from Miller Basics of Anesthesia.
- We commence our resident lecture series with topics covering, Coexisting Diseases, Machines and Monitors and General topics related to anesthesiology. After we have covered the fundamentals we move into primary and secondary subspecialties.
- Primary Subspecialties: Pediatric Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
- Advanced Operative Subspecialties: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Anesthesia for Major Vascular Procedures, Neuroanesthesia, and Ambulatory Anesthesia
- Perioperative Subspecialties: Preoperative Assessment, Postanesthesia Care Unit, Chronic Pain and Critical Care
- Weekly Lecture Series Format:
- Monday Conferences are faculty-led lectures and case based discussions which allow the attending to highlight emerging research and best practices within their specialties aimed at the senior residents (CA-2 and CA-3).
- Tuesday Conferences are resident-led chapter review sessions, based on well known chapters in major anesthetic textbook. A faculty member facilitates and mentors the senior residents in preparing this lecture for our CA-1 residents.
- Anesthesiology Grand Rounds are topic presentations, led by departmental faculty, guest faculty speakers from within the medical center, and renowned national speakers as part of our Visiting Professor Lecture Series. M&M’s are held during Grand Rounds approximately once a month.
- Subspecialty conferences follow Grand Rounds each week.
- Thursday Afternoon Case Conference is a faculty-led conference, which focuses on applying the knowledge obtained from the lectures given earlier in the week. During the Thursday conference we incorporate small or larger group discussion, audience response system for cases and questions, Jeopardy and other interactive approaches that will enable the resident to apply what they have learned.
- Embedded simulation - A small group of residents each week participate in a simulation scenario based off the lecture topics. Residents get an opportunity to directly apply the teaching from the lecture to a simulated case in our Mock OR.
- In Training Review - We incorporate a Focused Board Review during the month of February each year.
- Mock Orals are held twice each year. Many of our faculty members who participate in Mock Orals are official ABA Board Examiners.
- Cadaveric Workshops – An entire week is set aside for hands-on cadaveric workshop for upper and lower extremity blocks. An additional day is spent covering the pertinent anatomy for airway blocks and cricothyroidomy hands on workshop.