Residency Program Overview

The Residency Training Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital 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).

Residency candidates apply for a categorical position and complete their Clinical Base Year at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The PGY-1 year exposes residents to surgical and medical subspecialties, as well as rotations in 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, 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 anesthetics per year.

Rotations

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

More on CA Training Years

The three years of clinical anesthesia, consist of basic anesthesia training, sub-specialty anesthesia training, and advanced anesthesia training.

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).

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Residency Research Opportunities

Our residency program provides a wide variety of educational trajectories.

Additional Opportunities for Residents

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

Resident Evaluation

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

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