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Anesthesiology Curriculum

Curriculum

 

The Department of Anesthesiology provides a three-year residency program with 30 residents and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).

Maimonides Medical Center is a major affiliate of SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Over 16,000 operative procedures are performed annually at Maimonides giving each resident ample hands-on opportunity to develop the clinical skills needed to become a successful anesthesiologist. The working environment at Maimonides is highly supportive and is based upon the respect and concern for patients and colleagues alike.

Our Anesthesiology staff consists of 50 faculty physicians, providing a faculty-to-resident ratio that allows for adequate one-on-one teaching experience in the operating rooms assuring an exceptional educational experience.  Residents are assigned a mentor to guide them throughout their residency training. The mentor’s role is to provide supervision, evaluation, timely feedback and support his or her assigned resident as the need arises. By the end of the CA-3 year of training, our residents are clinically at the level of a consultant anesthesiologist and are proficient in providing care in all of the RRC required sub-specialties of anesthesia.

A goal of the program is to help prepare the residents to successfully pass the ABA examination. With this in mind the program administers written and oral examination reviews throughout the academic year similar to those given by the ABA. Residents are given ample time to attend didactic conferences and other scheduled educational programs.

Residents also have ample opportunity to hone their communication skills, critical thinking and to build confidence as well as gain experience in public speaking. We seek to accomplish our goal through the Didactic Activities that are provided daily throughout the academic year.

To create an environment of inquiry residents are involved in critically evaluating research articles, writing chapters and are encouraged to participate in entry-level research projects under supervision. Additionally, residents who are interested in becoming involved in clinical research can present their ideas during on-going Research Projects / Updates meetings, which are conducted every other month. The CA2 and CA3 residents  present several (on an average 20 per year) Abstracts and Clinical Case Reports at major national meetings like ASA, PGA, IARS, ASRA and SOAP. The time and expenses involved with these presentations are the courtesy of the department. 

The Anesthesiology Residency Program at Maimonides offers an excellent training experience and our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. We take great pride in our success in preparing residents to become the next generation of expert practitioners.