Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 (CA-1)
During July of every year, CA-1 residents begin an intensive didactic program. Half of each day is devoted to lectures that provide a knowledge base upon which the residents can build during their training. The operating room exposure, begun part-time in July changes to a full-time experience in August. For the remainder of the year conferences are held three times a week. The lecture format includes Grand Rounds, a journal club, problem based learning, and a spectrum of topics covering basic sciences and clinical anesthesia. Separate subspecialty lectures are also presented by the critical care, cardiac, obstetric and chronic pain services. Guest lectures and specialty conferences are also interspersed throughout the year. An extensive library and computerized learning center are available to all. During the second and third year, each resident receives funds to attend a national scientific meeting of interest. A stipend is also provided for purchase of books, CD-ROMs and other educational material.
Clinical Anesthesia Year 2 (CA-2)
The clinical format allows the resident to gain exposure to anesthesia for all surgical subspecialties by spending a minimum of one month in each specialty operating room during the first two years of training. The second year includes two-month rotations in obstetric, pediatric, and cardiovascular anesthesia as well as chronic pain management.
Clinical Anesthesia Year 3 (CA-3)
In the CA-3 year, training is designed to fulfill the interests of the individual resident according to the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology. This year may include research as well as emphasis in one or more anesthetic subspecialties. With the exception of the pediatric anesthesia rotation, all training is carried out at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Stephen McNulty, DO
Vice-Chairman for Education
James W. Heitz, MD
Curtis T. Schley
111 S. 11th Street
Suite 8290 Gibbon
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-0677 fax
We participate in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).