Curriculum

Our curriculum stimulates and develops the intellectual and technical capabilities of every resident.

PGY-1

Your clinical base year includes Ward Medicine, Cardiology, MICU, Emergency Medicine, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology (Pre-op/PACU).

In your first year of residency, there is predominantly a night float system during all obstetrics rotations. During the holiday season, we switch to a call system so residents can have time off. While doing special or outside rotations, a call system is also employed.

CA-1

Your CA-1 anesthesiology year is spent in a one-on-one tutorial relationship with a faculty member, learning the essentials of safe anesthesia. This tutorial training is complemented by an intensive didactic lecture series that covers the basics of anesthesia over a two-month curriculum.

For the balance of the first six months, the resident progresses through increasing levels of challenge in patient care, gaining expertise in the fundamentals of preoperative medical evaluation, intraoperative management and post-anesthetic care.

We use a call system with seven overnight calls in four weeks. On average, most residents get two full weekends off a month.

CA-2 and CA-3

Over the next 24 months, your are exposed to more complex cases as well as specialty areas of anesthesiology.

During this period, you complete rotations outside of the operating room, providing an opportunity to function as a consultant for pain medicine, critical care and perioperative care.

We use a call system with seven overnight calls in four weeks. On average, most residents get two full weekends off a month.

Simulation in Anesthesia

Our anesthesia simulator and mock OR has been designed to teach all levels of anesthesiology residents how to manage rare but critical events that transpire during the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative period.

Educational Stipend and Conferences

Our CA-1 residents are provided with a stipend of $325 to help defray the costs of purchasing educational materials and are reimbursed up to $775 for the Staged Exam (basic).

As an adjunct to the resident’s education, you are given one week per year to attend a regional or national conference in anesthesiology. Conference expenses, electronic device licenses and other educational materials are reimbursed in the CA-2 and CA-3 years, up to $1,000 and $2,000 respectively. CA-3 residents are also reimbursed up to $775 for the cost of the Staged Exam (advanced).

Memberships

We encourage you to become active members of the medical community in general and the anesthesia community specifically. The department pays your professional dues to the AMA, MSSNY, MSCE, ASA and NYSSA as a demonstration of the importance of joining and participating early in issues that will affect one’s clinical practice.