We work hard to prepare our residents with the knowledge base, clinical experience and scientific thinking necessary to be successful in passing board exams.
The ABA in-training exam is given yearly in July here on campus. Throughout the entire training process, the department strives to provide optimal teaching through multiple modalities.
Protected lecture time
The Department of Anesthesiology Residency has protected lecture time. Each Friday, one of the residency classes is scheduled to attend two hours of lecture. The residents are not scheduled in the operating room to protect that time of their education. Weekly didactic sessions are geared toward each individual year of training, weekly morning reports, Grand Rounds sessions and morbidity and mortality conferences.
View a sample of the resident lecture schedule
Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center
Residents will also spend ample time in the Clinical Skills and Education and Assessment Center where they undergo a course created and taught by department faculty designed to give residents exposure to a wide range of challenging topics. Several residents will go to the simulation lab every Friday.
In addition, the department offers special weekly sub-specialty sessions in obstetric anesthesiology, neuroanesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, pain medicine and critical care medicine. Department journal clubs are organized four to five times per year and are hosted at the homes of our faculty.
Intraoperative teaching is ongoing on a daily basis with attending physicians at a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. Airway workshops and simulator sessions are conducted to allow hands-on learning. In addition, mock oral exams are staged two times a year to allow residents to become familiar with the format and sample of content used for oral boards.