There are daily resident conferences every afternoon except Wednesday. These conferences include faculty lectures, resident presentations, board review questions, keywords, and oral board practice sessions based on the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Content Outline.
Every Wednesday morning from 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM, a resident conference is held which includes short topic discussions and echo rounds. From 7:00 AM – 8:10 AM, the departmental conference is held, which includes grand rounds, clinical practice reviews (CPRs), journal club, visiting speakers and outcome process and peer review (OPPs) conferences. Residents are expected to actively participate in all of these conferences.
Every July these conferences cover introductory Anesthesiology topics. In addition, there are biweekly simulation sessions focusing on anesthesia skills and team-based training.
Research, QI Project & Scholarly Activities
Under faculty supervision, residents are required to complete and present a quality improvement project during their clinical anesthesia years.
Residents are also encouraged to complete a clinical study or research project worthy of submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
The resident can use some of their elective time to complete research projects.
The residents will have opportunities to present posters, case reports and clinical trials at regional and national conferences.