Welcome to our Residency Program
We train our residents to become highly skilled anesthesiologists. Our program holds a full, five year accreditation from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). We take 13-14 residents each year and offer both Categorical and Advanced positions through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
Clinical Education Curriculum
Clinical Base Year (PGY1) - Interns who match into our anesthesia department are part of our program from the first day of their internship. All interns are assigned to the Anesthesiology Chair and Associate Program Director as their Faculty Advisor. During one of the last 2 months of internship you will spend 4 weeks with the Department of Anesthesiology. It is during this time that you work side by side with a resident and attending to learn our operating room environment. A sample internship curriculum for academic year 2013-2014 appears below:
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Emergency Department
- Internal Medicine
- Arrhythmia Consult Service
- Pulmonary Consults
- Vascular Surgery
- Blood Bank
1st Year of Anesthesiology Training (PGY-2/CA-1)
The major focus for the CA-1 year is basic anesthesia procedures and techniques. We start the year off with a short lecture series devoted to the basics of anesthesia: pharmacology, physiology, and introductory techniques. In the first week of anesthesia you will attend a simulation based "Boot Camp." The core rotations that will be covered during the first year are: General Anesthesia, Neuroanesthesia, Post Anesthetic Care and Pre-Anesthetic evaluation. You will also be expected to do regional, obstetrical, pediatric, and cardiothoracic anesthesiology.
2nd Year of Anesthesiology Training (PGY-3/CA-2)
The major focus of your second year of anesthesiology is sub-specialty anesthesia. Rotations include:
- Obstetrics Anesthesia
- Pediatric Anesthesia
- Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management
- Chronic Pain Management
- Critical Care Unit
- Vascular Anesthesia
- Cardiovacular Anesthesia
- Ambulatory Anesthesia
3rd Year of Anesthesiology Training (PGY-4/CA-3)
We offer a flexible curriculum during your third year and aim to custom fit your desired career path. All get at least 6 months of electives. Some available rotations are:
- Advanced Ambulatory
- Echocardiography with enough cases to take the Basic TEE certification
- Research (1-6 month duration)
- Patient Simulation Teaching Elective
- Global Health International Opportunity (Ghana, Africa)
- Trans-esophageal Echocardiogram Elective (TEE)
- Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
- Pediatric Sedation
- VA Anesthesia Rotation
- Additional experiences in any of the above subspecialty areas of anesthesiology during CA-2 year may be selected. A research track may also be possible during your CA-3 year.
Unique Opportunities and Experiences
CA-1 Boot Camp Experience: During the first week of your CA-1 year you will learn many skills in the Mock OR/Patient Simulation lab. The curriculum covers: anesthesia cart set up, anesthesia machine check, central line set up/technique, ultrasound workshop, epidural/spinal placement, cardiac and respiratory code, ICU transport, patient positioning, scavenger hunt in the operating room and fiber optic scope handling/technique. This small group experience consists of 4-6 CA-1 residents per group and is highly interactive.
Night of the Machines: Dr. Mike Olympio, anesthesia attending and machine expert, coordinates a workshop that covers the anesthesia machine in depth. This 2 day event is both didactic base and hands on exposure to all the functional components of the anesthesiology machine. After this workshop the participants gain confidence in their knowledge of the internal mechanisms of the machine and troubleshooting machine failures.
Airway Workshop: The Neuroanesthesiology Section provides an airway workshop located in the cadaver lab. Airway anatomy is covered in detail. Instruction of anatomical landmarks for airway blocks are performed. Participants have the opportunity to perform a needle cricthyroidotomy in the cadaver lab as well as all other airway nerve blocks. MORE
Fellowship Opportunities: We offer ACGME fellowship in Critical Care, Cardiac Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain Management. We also offer other non-ACGME fellowships in Obstetric Anesthesia and Regional Anesthesia. MORE
We strive to provide our residents with the skills and opportunities that will enable them to become phenomenal consultants and leaders in the field of anesthesiology. Please feel free to contact us via email with any questions.
John Reynolds, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Anesthesia Residency Program Director
Nichole Taylor, DO, Associate Anesthesia Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology