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Program Highlights

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The Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center is dedicated to the education and development of the next generation of anesthesiologists. Our program has a proven track record of graduating highly trained and qualified doctors who have completed 2-3 times the required ACGME clinical case load and who score above the national average on board examinations.

Anesthesiology Residency Brochure

Our Program at a Glance

  At a glance

Top 10 Reasons For Choosing Our Program

1. Integrated Program

  • First year residents (CBY) have early entry into the OR
  • Paired "floor" rotations with anesthesiology subspecialty rotations

2. Wellness Initiatives

  • Education Thursdays- groups of residents are relieved of clinical duties for didactic and interactive learning activities dedicated to subspecialty and other focused anesthesia topics
  • Confession sessions 

3. National ACGME Reputation

  • Full accreditation for the last 20 years 
  • Our GME is only one of 8 in the country (out of 100’s) who have obtained Innovative Status
  • Able to promote creative and innovative approaches to your training and education

4. New Rotations

  • Improvement Science
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

5. Education Program – Something for every adult learner

  • We survey our practices every year to continuously improve our program
  • Case method discussions, simulation training, mock oral exams, board prep review, learning by crossword puzzles, Jeopardy!, audience-response system integration, problem-based discussions in addition to traditional lectures
  • iPad and additional stipend for scientific meeting costs

6. Tracks

7. One Central Location

  • Majority of case load under one roof
  • 99% clinical experiences within 1 mile radius
  • We house the only Level 1 trauma center, liver and heart transplant center, and high risk OB ward in the region

8. State-of-the-Art Ambulatory Surgical Center

  • Regional anesthesia opportunities
  • 20 regional blocks per day on average

9. Coaches

  • Assigned coaches who assist with all aspects of acclimating to residency
  • Coaches will review progress on clinical rotations and examinations
  • Career guidance and assistance with planning senior-year subspecialty rotations

10. Advocacy

  • Residents actively involved with Lifebox
  • We promote participation with physician advocacy, lobbying, ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs, and legislative process.

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