Training & Curriculum

Mission Statement
Vision Statement
Residency Goals and Objectives

Postgraduate Year I, Clinical Base Year (13 blocks)

A. Medicine Rotations (3 1/2 blocks)

  • Medical Intensive Care (1 block)
  • Medicine Wards (1/2 - 1 Block)
  • Heart Failure (1/2 Block)
  • Pulmonary Consult (1/2 Block)
  • Cardiology Consult (1/2 Block),
  • Vacation (half block)

B. Anesthesiology Rotation (two block)

  • Perioperative Surgical Home (1 block)
  • Anesthesia (half block)
  • Vacation (half block)

C. Emergency Medicine Rotation (one block)

D. Neurology Rotations (1 ½ Blocks)

  • Neurology (1/2 block)
  • Neuro ICU (1/2 Block)
  • Stroke (1/2 Block)

E. Surgery Rotations (five blocks)

  • Acute Care Surgery (1 block)
  • Surgical ICU (1 block)
  • Surgical subspecialties (3 blocks)
  • Ortho Trauma (1 block)
  • Thoracic Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Colorectal Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Transplant Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Urology Surgery (0-1 Block)

F. 1 Week Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (1 week, at the end of PGY-1)

G. Vacation (1 block)

Postgraduate Year II, Clinical Anesthesiology Year One (CA-1, 12 months)
  • Fundamentals of Anesthesiology (three months)
  • Acute Pain (one month)
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Outpatient Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Pre-Op Clinic (one month)
  • Postoperative Care (half month)
  • Thoracic Anesthesiology (half month)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Neuro/Spine Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (one month)
  • Vacation (one month)
Postgraduate Year III, Clinical Anesthesiology Year Two (CA-2, 12 months)
  • General Anesthesiology (two months)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology (two months)
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (one-and-a-half months)
  • Echo (half month)
  • Neuro Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (one month)
  • Chronic Pain Management (one month)
  • OB Anesthesiology (one month)
  • Vacation (one month)
Postgraduate IV, Clinical Anesthesiology Year Three (CA-3, 12 months)

The program director, in collaboration with the resident, will design the resident’s CA-3 year of training. Resident assignments in the CA-3 year include the more difficult or complex anesthetic procedures and care of the most seriously ill patients.

CA-3 year residents are required to complete a minimum of six months of advanced anesthesia training. They may spend the remaining months in advanced anesthesia training in one to three selected subspecialty rotations, or in research. The training culminates in sufficiently independent responsibility for clinical decision-making and patient care, so that the graduating resident demonstrates sound clinical judgment in a wide variety of clinical situations and can function as a leader of a perioperative care team.

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Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact us if you would like to learn more about the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Leticia Diaz
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator

Chamnan Nann
Residency and Fellowship Associate Coordinator