Anesthesiology Residency Program
Clinical Base Year. The clinical base year consists of 3 months of general surgery wards, 3 months internal
medicine wards, 1 month emergency medicine, 1 month chronic pain, 1 month anesthesia,
1 month pulmonary consults, 1 month critical care unit/cardiology, and 1 month surgical
CA-1. The first month of this rotation is an introduction to anesthesia during which time
the resident is paired with a more senior resident or 1:1 with an attending. A daily
afternoon lecture series is scheduled during the first month. The remainder of the
CA-1 year is focused on general anesthesia, with some residents being introduced to
subspecialty rotations during the latter part of the year.
CA-2 and CA-3. For the most part, residents will work in subspecialty rotations including cardiothoracic,
neuro, obstetric, and pediatric anesthesia; acute and chronic pain; critical care
(surgical and cardiac ICU); the preoperative clinic, and the postanesthesia care unit
(PACU). The surgical and cardiac ICU units are under the direction of anesthesiologists.
The CA-3 resident is expected to participate in the educational and scholarly activities
of the program and begins to assume responsibilities for planning anesthesia care
and teaching and supervising other residents and students when appropriate.
Requirements: Clinical rotations in the CA-3 year must follow the successful completion
of the Clinical Base, CA-1 and CA-2 years.
- Advanced Clinical Track: Minimum of 6 months in advanced clinical anesthesia, 6 months in 1-3 selected subspecialty
areas or additional complex anesthesia assignments
- Subspecialty Clinical Track: 9-12 months in one subspecialty rotation along with up to 3 months of advanced clinical
- Clinical Scientist Track: 6 months of clinical and or laboratory investigative research and 6 months of advanced
clinical or subspecialty rotations
Election of options for the CA-3 year will be in consultation with the chairman and
course director or his designee. In cases of duplicate requests, assignments will
be decided by the Education Committee. Postgraduate teaching is limited to the residency
program, but residents from other services may affiliate by appointment. Teaching
of second-, third-, and fourth-year students is integrated with the Georgia Regents
University curriculum and is conducted by the anesthesiology faculty. Residents are
expected to participate in medical student education.