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Residency Program Overview

The Residency Training Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital currently has 17 categorical positions and 2 advanced positions per year. The categorical program consists of a four-year educational continuum 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 advanced position will require completing your Clinical Base Year at another ACGME-accredited institution with certain requirements and join us for the three years of clinical anesthesia training.

Residency candidates may apply for a categorical position, an advanced position, or both. For those matching in one of our categorical positions, the PGY-1 year exposes residents to surgical and medical subspecialties, as well as rotations in critical care, emergency medicine and anesthesiology. This experience in clinical medicine will form the foundation upon which subsequent training in anesthesiology can occur.

Candidates who possess an MD or DO degree and have completed a residency/ intern year may also apply for any unfilled CA- 1 positions (also known as a reserved for physician only position), however all slots will be filled through the Match.

The residency curriculum begins with basic training in managing patients in the operating suite and perioperative period. Twelve months of the CA-1 and CA-2 years are spent learning these fundamentals of anesthesia. Subspecialty rotations begin as early as the second half of the CA-1 year and may be tailored to individual residents' interests. During the CA-3 year, residents receive additional exposure to the various subspecialties and have greatly increased leadership responsibilities. Our residents experience the full spectrum of surgical procedures during their training. Each resident will be involved in approximately 400 -500 anesthetics per year.

The resident receives a focused experience in regional anesthesia during the Block Rotation.

Resident Clinical Scientist Track

Each year, residents have the opportunity to devote a portion of their CA-3 year to a six-month rotation on the Clinical Scientist Track (CST).

Residency Research Opportunities

Our residency program provides a wide variety of educational trajectories.

As a resident, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various clubs and programs, attend Grand Rounds, conferences, and departmental addresses.

Residents are assessed by faculty, fellow residents and nurses. They are evaluated in the spectrum of the six ACGME core competencies.