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Anesthesiology Residency: Curriculum

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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.

  • 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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  • 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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