Residency Program Overview

The Residency Training Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital consists of a four-year continuum of education in anesthesiology as approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This includes one year of non-anesthesia clinical training (Clinical Base Year) and three years of clinical anesthesia training (CA-1, CA-2, and CA-3 years).

The 12-month clinical base year (internship) must be completed in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); or in Canada in an institution approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. This experience in clinical medicine will form the foundation upon which subsequent training in anesthesiology can occur.

The Department of Anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital has associations with several area hospitals with a limited number of positions at the PGY-1 level. We encourage applicants to investigate the PGY-1 position on their own, as many of them may require the application to be processed through the ERAS System. The CA-1 positions are processed through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) via this Department's office. If any positions remain after the Match has been completed, candidates may apply for any unfilled CA-1 positions. Candidates who already possess an MD or DO degree may also apply for an unfilled CA-1 position, however all slots will be filled through the Match first.

Experience in basic anesthesia training is intended to emphasize basic and fundamental aspects of patient management in the perioperative period. At least twelve months of the CA-1 and CA-2 years are spent in basic anesthesia training. Also, during the CA-1 and CA-2 years, subspecialty training is included. During the CA-3 year, the resident receives additional exposure to the various subspecialties and has greatly increased responsibilities. During their training, our residents experience the full spectrum of surgical procedures. Each resident will be involved in approximately 400 anesthetics per year.

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Yili Huang, MD leads a lecture on pain management to medical students. This particular lecture was webcast to 10 participating countries.