The residency is divided into four basic educational periods.

  • The internship year provides an excellent background in general medical knowledge and skills prior to starting Anesthesiology training.
  • After completion of internship residents begin their Clinical Anesthesiology (CA) training.  This CA1 year starts with Basic Orientation, and progresses to a generalized clinical year.  Initial subspecialty experience begins late in the CA1 year.
  • During the CA2 year residents complete rotations in all subspecialty areas.  At completion of the CA2 year the majority of cases required by the American Board of Anesthesiology have been completed.
  • As CA3’s, residents have flexibility to develop a clinical curriculum that meets their goals.  Additional subspecialty experiences, elective rotations, experience supervising multiple operating rooms, and operating room management training occur during this final year of training.
  • All rotations and assignments are provided for our residents in our local integrated and affiliated institutions in the Birmingham area.

A number of curriculum components occur throughout all years of training.  These include:

  • Formal education and meaningful experience in quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Perioperative surgical home and perioperative medicine training.
  • Simulation training including not only high fidelity simulation focused on perioperative management, but also interprofessional simulation experiences, and standardized patient OSCE’s modeled after ABA Applied Exam.
  • Experience and training in point of care ultrasound including transthoracic echocardiography, which will be expanded in the 2016-2017 academic year.