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Residency Overview

Welcome Message from our Chief Residents

Welcome to Jefferson! Thank you for your interest in our program. We believe that the Jefferson Anesthesiology Residency program is an outstanding place to train.

Like many before us, we are confident that after leaving this residency program we will have the skills and the confidence to manage nearly any case presented to us. We believe that this is primarily due to the large variety of cases we are fortunate enough to experience, in addition to the complexity of many of our patients. Our exceptional reputation is reflected in our high fellowship match rates and post-graduate job procurement.

When we aren't busy in the hospital we have a lot of fun as a residency! We frequently have get-togethers outside of work including BBQs, happy hours, and even a recent paintball trip. One of the activities that make our program unique includes having dinner with an attending in a small group to discuss life outside the operating room andwork-life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved within the department, including the Ombudsman Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, and Medical Student Liaisons among others.

Thank you for considering Jefferson! We are always happy to answer any questions you may have! We can be reached at jeffchiefs@gmail.com.

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Emily Penick, MD
Chief Resident, 2015-2016 

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David Kang, DO
Chief Resident, 2015-2016

Clinical Training at Jefferson

Jefferson residency training is well-rounded due to the wide variety of cases performed at Jefferson University Hospital and affiliated institutions. The ENT, Orthopedics, and Neurosurgery departments at Jefferson perform some of the largest volume of cases in our region, which makes for lots of opportunities for regional and other anesthesia modalities. Additionally, residents rotate at the adjacent Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN). JHN is a free-standing neurology and neurosurgery hospital that performs a large number of craniotomies, aneurysm clippings and coilings, as well as intra-arterial chemotherapy for children with ocular tumors.

Residency Education

At Jefferson, your education is our priority. Residents get dedicated time for education due to Jefferson’s large CRNA program.  We have one of the most comprehensive didactic programs, with lectures on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and a board review session on Friday morning. In addition, we have several mock oral board sessions throughout the year. Our residents publish and present at national anesthesiology society meetings including the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). (See our presentation at the most recent ASA national meeting.)

Some of our residents and faculty choose to bring their clinical expertise abroad by volunteering in mission trips. Click here for a list of recent trips.

Another highlight of working at Jefferson is our location. We are situated in one of the most vibrant parts of downtown Philadelphia, blocks away from the Liberty Bell and many national historic sites. Many residents and faculty live within walking distance of Jefferson, which allow us to have weekly gatherings and enjoy some of the top-notch restaurants in the area.

It is an exciting time to train at Thomas Jefferson University; we have recently been named one of the nation's best hospitals by US News report. Our anesthesiology residents receive some of the best clinical training and didactic education and we hope that you will visit us to see for yourselves.

Current Resident Demographics

Our residents are a diverse group of talented individuals.  Although our selection process examines candidates individually in many areas of academic and nonacademic achievement, overall our residency classes have USLME and/or COMLEX scores above the national average for the specialty. While many of our current residents also completed their undergraduate medical training in Philadelphia, our residents are drawn from medical schools around the country and around the world.


Medical School

Local

Drexel University School of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University
Temple University School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

National

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine of Marshall University
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Oklahoma State University College Osteopathic Medicine
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

International

Medizinische Hochschule/Hannover Medical School (Germany)
St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada)
Stanley Medical College (India)
Tehran University of Medical Science (Iran)
Sackler School of Medicine (Israel)

Graduating Resident Demographics
We are proud to produce physician anesthesiologists of the highest clinical caliber who are prepared to tackle the next professional challenge regardless of what their ambitions may be. About half choose to continue training after residency with a Fellowship in a subspecialty area, while the other half choose to work as general anesthesiologists in academic, private practice, or military settings. 

2012-2015 Graduates Fellowship Academic Generalists Private Practice Military Service
59 (100%) 30 (51%) 5 (8%) 22 (37%) 2 (3%)

Most Popular Fellowships Among Our Recent Graduates
2012 - 2015

Fellowship (n = 31)* Number (%)
Chronic Pain Medicine 10 (32%)
Cardiovascular Anesthesiology 8 (26%)
Pediatric Anesthesiology 7 (23%)
Regional Anesthesia / Acute Pain 4 (13%)
Critical Care Medicine 1 (3%)
*1 individual completing two fellowships

Most Popular Institutions for Fellowship Training Amoung our Recent Graduates
2012 - 2015

Institution Number (%)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 14 (45%)
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
(Jefferson-sponsored Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship)
4 (13%)
Other Institutions 12 (39%)
Year Graduates Post-Residency (n) Location
2012 15 Fellowship (5) Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic
Chronic Pain Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Chronic Pain Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain, Thomas Jefferson University
Academic Practice (3) Drexel University/Hahnemann Hospital
Temple University
The Johns Hopkins University
Private Practice (6)
Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Texas
Military Service (1) USN, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
2013 15 Fellowship (5) Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Chronic Pain Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain, Thomas Jefferson University
Academic Practice (1)
University of Massachusetts Medical College
Private Practice (8) California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2)
Military Service (1) USAF, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
2014 13 Fellowship (8) Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, New York University
Chronic Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis
Chronic Pain Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain, Thomas Jefferson University
Academic Practice (1) Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Private Practice (4) Florida, Pennsylvania (3)
2015 16 Fellowship (12) Cardiothoracic/Critical Care (2 year) – University of Pennsylvania
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Chronic Pain Medicine, UCLA
Chronic Pain Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University (3)
Chronic Pain Medicine, University of Virginia
Chronic Pain, Rush University, Chicago
Pediatric Anesthesiology, University of Chicago
Pediatric Anesthesiology, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital (2)
Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain, Thomas Jefferson University
Private Practice (4) California, Delaware (2), New Jersey
2016   Fellowships beginning
July 2016
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cornell Medical Center
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Tufts University
Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Regional Anesthesia, The Johns Hopkins University
Dr. McNulty

Stephen McNulty, DO
Vice-Chairman for Education

Dr. Heitz

James W. Heitz, MD
Program Director

Mr. Schley

Curtis T. Schley
Program Coordinator
111 S. 11th Street
Suite 8290 Gibbon
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2370
(215) 955-0677 fax

We participate in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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