The clinical experience at the Oak Hill Hospital Anesthesiology Residency is diverse, occurring across five clinical sites. Examples of clinical experiences include:

PGY–2 / CA–1 Year of Training

  • General Anesthesia – 9 months
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia – 1 month
  • Management of Acute Pain – 1 month
  • Preoperative Patient Evaluation – 2 weeks
  • Postoperative Care (PACU) – 2 weeks

PGY–3 / CA–2 Year of Training

  • Critical Care Medicine – 2 months
  • Management of Chronic Pain – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Neurosurgery – 2 months
  • Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery – 2 months
  • Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery – 2 months
  • Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Obstetrics – 2 months

PGY–4 / CA–3 Year of Training

  • Anesthesia for Neurosurgery – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Obstetrics – 1 month
  • Regional Anesthesia – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery – 1 month
  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia – 1 month
  • Pediatric Neuroanesthesia – 1 month
  • Critical Care Medicine – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Trauma – 1 month
  • Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery – 1 month
  • Electives – 2 months

In addition to the training that occurs at each clinical site, the didactic curriculum includes:

  • A robust series of lectures designed to cover the entire breadth and depth of the American Board of Anesthesiologist Content Outline including faculty and resident-driven lectures and presentations.
  • Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLDs) directed by clinical faculty.
  • Monthly grand rounds Presentations.
  • Monthly morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • Guest speakers discussing crucial topics for the trainees that will influence their success in practice, for example, an introduction to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Most recently featured visiting guest lecturer Dr. Jingping Wang Assistant Professor from the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Residents and Faculty at Oak Hill Hospital attended his lecture entitled Looking Beyond Opioid: New Strategies for Opioid Crisis.
  • Simulation exercises at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, Florida as well as procedural simulation onsite at Oak Hill Hospital including multidisciplinary OR emergencies (Malignant Hyperthermia), fiberoptic intubations and ultrasound guided line placements.