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Welcome to our Residency Program

We train our residents to become highly skilled anesthesiologists. Our program holds a full, ten year accreditation from the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education). We take 14 residents each year and offer Categorical positions through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Anesthesia Resident Team

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 Associate Program Director as their Faculty Advisor. During one of the last 3 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 an academic year appears below:


  • Cardiology
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Arrhythmia Consult ServicePGY-1
  • Internal Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit 
  • Neurology
  • Chronic Pain Clinic 
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Blood Bank

1st Year of Anesthesiology Training (PGY-2/CA-1)

CA-1 Boot Camp 2012The 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)

RAAPM RotationThe 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
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesia
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Neuroanesthesia

All residents are exposed to all subspecialties prior to fellowship applications.

3rd Year of Anesthesiology Training (PGY-4/CA-3)

GlobalHealth-Dr. Traunero in GhanaWe 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:

  • Safari
  • Ambulatory Supervision
  • Echocardiography with enough cases to take the Basic TEE certification
  • Research Elective 
  • Patient Simulation Teaching Elective
  • Global Health International Opportunity (Ghana, Africa)
  • Trans-esophageal Echocardiogram Elective (TEE)
  • Merit Badge
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Additional experiences in any of the above subspecialty areas of anesthesiology during CA-2 year may be selected.  

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.

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 fellowships in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Obstetric Anesthesia. We also offer a non-ACGME fellowship in 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, Anesthesiology Residency Program Director

Nichole Taylor, DO, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Recruiting 

Quick Reference

Anesthesiology Residency
Sherri Keith - Recruitment

Phone 336-716-4426
Fax 336-716-0934

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John E. Reynolds, MD has developed a strong educational philosophy for the residency program.

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