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Clinical Anesthesia Training Years

CA-1 (PGY-2)

  • 4-6 months general OR experience
  • 1 month Adult Critical Care Medicine
  • 1 montrh Airway
  • 1 month Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • 1 month Obstetrical
  • 1/2 month Perioperative Medicine
  • 1/2 month Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
  • 1/2 month Echo
  • 1/2 month Acute Pain Service
  • ACLS certification course
  • ATLS certification course
  • Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM-1) simulation course

CA-2 (PGY-3)

  • One-month block rotations in the following anesthesia subspecialties:
    • Adult Critical Care Medicine
    • Ambulatory
    • Cardiothoracic
    • Obstetrical
    • Neuro
    • Pain Management
    • Pediatric
    • Regional
    • Vascular
  • 2 months of general OR experience
  • 1/2 month Echo
  • 1/2 month Perioperative Medicine 
  • Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM-2) simulation course

CA-3 (PGY-4)

  • Opportunities to pursue the Advanced Clinical Track (ACT), Clinical Scientist Track (CST) or the Leadership Preventive Medicine (LPM) Track are available
  • Mandatory rotations in Pediatric Anesthesia, Neuroanesthesia, Transition to Practice, Ambu, 2 general OR .5 Echo, .5 NORA and .5 APS account for 7.5 months experience
  • 4.5 months for elective rotations in subspecialty areas of anesthetic practice and/or research
  • Echo: We are moving towards an educational structure that will hopefully allow all residents to achieve basic certification in TEE
  • Offsite OB and Pediatric Anesthesia electives are offered
  • ACLS re-certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation certification
  • Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM-3) simulation course

Selective CA-3 opportunities

The D-H International Pediatric Anesthesia elective provides a CA-3 resident with the opportunity to practice anesthesia in a third-world setting. This one- to two-week elective is offered, as the opportunity arises, and on a competitive basis, to residents who have demonstrated exceptional ability and interest.

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