This program meets the ABA requirement of one-year of non-anesthesia clinical training prior to starting 3 years of clinical anesthesia training. Within the institution, we partner with program directors from other specialities to provide an enhanced learning experience for our PGY-1 trainees in various medical and surgical disciplines.
The clinical spectrum that our academic medical center offers is wide-reaching and allows our PGY-1 residents to rotate in longstanding and successful training programs in internal medicine, neurology, critical care, emergency medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics, and pain medicine. PGY-1 residents will also do a month of anesthesiology where they will interact with upper level residents and start to develop some of the skills they will need iin the coming years.
We believe the addition of the clinical base year to our 3-year advanced program solidifies the general medical knowledge base of our anesthesia residents and improves their understanding of how their future colleagues in other specialities think and practice.