Anesthesiology Residency Curriculum


A comprehensive 12 month Core Curriculum has been compiled to review all anesthesia subspecialties, including quality improvement and practice management, during your residency training. All Section Chiefs review and update lecture topics within their area of expertise annually. Lectures held on 2 weekday afternoons. These sessions may be 1-2 hours in duration.

We also developed an introductory CA-0 and CA-1 Resident Lecture Series that runs from mid-May – mid September and is designed to familiarize CA-1 residents with basic anesthesia principles and concepts necessary to pass the Basic ABA examination.

Interspersead within the 12 month Core Curriculum are Mock Oral Board Exams, Problem-Oriented Case Presentations, Group and CA-level Simulations, Written Board / Key Word Reviews, and Journal Clubs.

Every effort is made to integrate didactic knowledge with clinical experience during resident lectures and simulations to foster independent thinking and develop consultative skills.

In our mission to deliver high-quality lectures and simulations, residents are asked to complete an evaluation form in New Innovations after each learning opportunity, so that we can provide lecturers and simulation instructors with timely performance feedback.

Lecture Series Blocks

Preoperative Evaluation

Renal Anesthesia

General Anesthetics

Genitourinary Anesthesia


Hepatobiliary Anesthesia

Cardiac  Anesthesia

Endocrine Anesthesia

Vascular Anesthesia

Laparoscopic Anesthesia

Thoracic Anesthesia

Bariatric Anesthesia

Neuro Anesthesia

Trauma Anesthesia

Obstetrical Anesthesia Organ Transplantation
Neonatal Anesthesia  Remote Site Anesthesia

Pediatric Anesthesia

Outpatient Anesthesia  Critical Care Medicine
Advanced Airway Acute Pain
ENT Anesthesia Chronic Pain

Geriatric Anesthesia

Quality Improvement

Orthopedic Anesthesia

Practice Management

Oral Board Presentation Program

You will participate in Mock Oral Board Exam sessions monthly to help you prepare for the ABA Applied Examination. Certified ABA Oral Board Examiners moderate these sessions.

Problem-Oriented Case Presentations

Interesting cases with complex management strategies are presented by faculty for discussion periodically in an effort to facilitate real time thinking, develop your ability to generate complex differential diagnoses expeditiously, and fine tune clinical judgment.


Our Simulation Center's new Gaumard simulator will give residents additional opportunity to integrate real-time thinking with hands-on experience during bi-monthly simulation sessions. This is excellent opportunity for residents to integrate differential diagnoses into clinical practice and fine tune essential skills, such as running a code and employing crew/crisis resource management principles.

Our Simbionix TEE/TTE simulation trainer continues to be an integral part of our cardiac education curriculum and helps prepare residents for the Basic PTEeEXAM.

Written Board Preparation Program

Drs. D’Souza and Martin present Written Board / Key Word Review sessions every month from September through June to review frequently missed ITE Key Words and concepts. Dr. D’Souza also organizes a high stakes Northeast Written Board Review course annually each January.

Journal Club

Journal Club is held every other month and is moderated by CA-2 and CA-3 residents under the mentorship of assigned faculty. A member of the epidemiology and biostatistics department is invited to attend Journal Club presentations, in an effort to provide additional insight into critical literature review.

Journal club affords you the opportunity to understand how research conclusions assist in developing evidence based medicine and best practices guidelines.


You are expected to participate in a research project during your residency training. Examples of resident research projects include: Medically Challenging Cases, Abstracts, Letters to the Editor, writing book chapters, continuation of an existing research project and/or initiation of a new research project.

Quality Improvement

CA0-CA3 residents are expected to participate in a QI project both individually and as a team.

Quality Improvement

Block Curriculum

CA-0 Curriculum

  • 1 month of Acute Pain Service
  • 1 month of ACS Surgery
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month of General Anesthesia
  • 1 month Medicine Consult
  • 1 month of Medicine Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month of Medicine Wards
  • 1 month of OB Anesthesia
  • 1 month of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month of Point of Care Ultrasound-Guided (Emergency Department)
  • 1 month of Pulmonary
  • 1 month Surgical Intensive Care Unit

CA-1 Curriculum

  • 3-4 months General
  • 1 month OB
  • 1 month APS
  • 1 month Pedi
  • 1 month Ambulatory
  • 1 month Advanced Airway
  • 3 months Subspecialty (Neuro, Thoracic, Vascular)
  • ½ month PAE

CA-2 Curriculum

  • 2 months Cardiac
  • 1 month Vascular
  • 1 month Thoracic
  • 1 month CPS
  • 1 month ICU
  • 1 month Regional
  • 1 month Advanced Airway
  • 1 month Neuro
  • 1 month Pedi
  • 1 month Ambulatory
  • ½ month PACU
  • ½ month Remote Site

CA-3 Curriculum

  • 1 month ICU
  • 1 month Advanced Regional
  • Subspecialty Electives or Research
Sample Call Schedule

Week 1

  • 2 Anesthesia Call 
  • 2 Off

Week 2

  • 1 Anesthesia Call
  • 1 Off

Week 3

Week 4

  • 2 Anesthesia Call
  • 2 Off

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