Anesthesiology Residency: Curriculum
The anesthesiology residency four-year program offers a robust and comprehensive training experience. The core curriculum for anesthesiology residents comprises a series of learning modules. The modules focus on basic and advanced topics outlined in the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) examination content outline, ABA certification requirements, leadership and healthcare systems fundamentals, and essential clinical skills. Residents will have daily lectures in the first month (July), and from then on, once-weekly lectures on the assigned academic day (Friday) starting in August of each year and extending through the end of June.
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- In Training exam preparation:
Our resident lecture series, Problem-Based Learning Discussions, ABA keyword topics review, and practice questions synergistically prepare our residents for ITE.
- ABA basic exam preparation:
Our CA-1 lectures are based entirely on the ABA basic examination content outline. In addition, we have a comprehensive ABA keyword topics review and practice questions prior to the exam.
- ABA advanced exam preparation:
Our CA-2 and CA-3 lectures are Problem-Based Learning Discussions and are based entirely on the ABA advanced examination content outline.
- Oral board exam preparation:
Our residents participate in semiannual mock oral examinations, which simulate the actual examination.
- OSCE exam preparation:
We provide practice sessions to prepare residents for the OSCE component of the applied ABA certification staged exams.
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Clinical Base Year (CBY) rotation schedule
The categorical positions begin with an integrated internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The internship is designed to offer the intern a foundation in medical and surgical specialties, and an introduction to anesthesiology. The curriculum of the year is divided into four-week block rotations. Rotation Month(s) General Internal Medicine 2 Nephrology 1 Critical Care Medicine 2 General Surgery 1 Emergency Medicine 1 Infectious Disease 1 Cardiology 1 General Operating Room 2 Pulmonology 1 General Pediatrics 1
Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 (CA-1)
The curriculum will be intensive and progressive to help with skill-building and knowledge consolidation. It will focus on the basic principles of general anesthesiology necessary to function as an anesthesiologist. It begins with daily lectures during the first month followed by a half-day academic seminar every Friday, which is dedicated to interactive teaching, lectures, simulation, and board reviews. The first half of the year is dedicated to the general operating room, where the second half of the year allows residents to start subspecialty rotations, especially those with an interest in pursuing a fellowship. Rotation Month(s) General Operating Room 8 Obstetric Anesthesia 1 Neuroanesthesia 1 Acute Peri-Operative Pain 1 Pre-Operative Clinic 0.5 Post Anesthesia Care Unit 0.5 Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 1
Clinical Anesthesia Year 2 (CA-2)
During this year, residents will continue to feed their careers with skills and knowledge with more detailed clinical exposure to anesthesia subspecialties. In addition, the CA-2 year gradually gives residents increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy with patient care, especially in the tasks already mastered in the CA-1 year. Rotation Month(s) Critical Care Medicine 1 Vascular Anesthesia 1 Neuroanesthesia 1 Regional Anesthesia 1 Ambulatory Anesthesia 1 Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 1 Pediatric Anesthesia 2 Chronic Pain 1 Obstetric Anesthesia 1 Thoracic Anesthesia 1 General Operating Room 2
Clinical Anesthesia Year 3 (CA-3)
Senior residents have the opportunity to customize their training to what aligns with their personal and professional goals and ambitions. In addition to having the opportunity to engage in research projects, residents will meet all the requirements to sit for the Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination. Rotation Month(s) General Operating Room 3 Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 1 Obstetric Anesthesia 1 Advanced Airway Management 1 Critical Care Medicine 1 Regional Anesthesia 1 Perioperative Echocardiography 0.5 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia 0.5 Elective 4
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- CRNAs are a very important component of the anesthesia care team model. In this residency program, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our CRNAs and better understand your future role as leader of the anesthesia care team.
- Education fund provided.
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