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Educational Activities

Airway Workshop


In the Classroom

On a base level, residents are trained in the core anesthesiology education and will be trained to perform above average. We offer a variety of educational activities in a host of different modalities—didactic and interactive, in the simulator and in the classroom. Recognizing that our residents are adult learners and process information across different domains, we provide something for everyone. Continuing from the basic education, there are extensive rotations in order to meet ACGME guidelines as well as provide opportunities beyond the basics. This curriculum has proven results: excellent performance by our graduates on the written and oral ABA board exams, and outstanding career placement.

A dedication to current teachings and continual learning means you spend time not only doing procedures and learning the mechanics of Anesthesiology, but also learning about the concepts and reason behind the practices. Weekly conferences, lecture-based learning and interactive activity allow you to learn in a variety of different styles that pushes you to perform at the highest level possible.

A significant portion of the learning opportunities are organized and presented during morning conference and educational days. A newly designed and updated curriculum is focusing on an integrated progression of information beginning with morning lecture and supplemental information sent to each resident and faculty member. This specific topic can be discussed between the resident and each of the different faculty they work with that week in order to solidify the information from each of the different points of view.

There are specific learning objectives for each subspecialty rotation and for rotations in the main OR; each resident receives a copy of these at the beginning of the program.


Resident attendance is mandatory at the following (Attendance will be documented via a sign-in sheet or evaluation form):

  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Thursday's, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Morning conferences: Tuesday's, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. For all residents and given by residents.
  • Board Exam review: Friday’s, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. All residents are encouraged to attend.
  • Faculty Morning Conference (i.e. simulator session, case method discussion, PBL): Weekdays, Monday or Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. for all residents.
  • Subspecialty didactic conference for Pediatrics (Mon, Tues, Wed) 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Resident meetings (i.e. with RPD, Chair, GME Director) on select Thursday mornings 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • Sessions with the Human Patient Simulator, for Acute Crisis Resource Management
  • Half day and all day education conferences – Approximately twice a month and rotating by residency year
  • Difficult Airway Workshop – Offered twice a year
  • Substance Abuse Education (During Orientation)
  • PGY 1 Introductory Conferences (During Orientation)
  • Mock Oral Exams – Weekly for two residents at a time.
  • Journal Club (Monthly)

Morning Conference