Training & Curriculum

Mission Statement
Vision Statement
Residency Goals and Objectives
Curriculum

Postgraduate Year I, Clinical Base Year (13 blocks)

A. Medicine Rotations (4 blocks)

  • Medical Intensive Care (1 block)
  • Medicine Wards (1 block)
  • Heart Failure (0-1 block)
  • Pulmonary Consult (0.5 block)
  • Cardiology Consult (0.5 block)
  • Cardiac Care Ward (0.5 block)
  • Cardiac Care Unit (0.5 block)

B. Anesthesiology Rotation (1 block)

  • Perioperative Surgical Home (0.5 block)
  • Anesthesia (0.5 block)

C. Emergency Medicine Rotation (1 block)

D. Neurology Rotations (1 block)

  • Neurology (0.25 block)
  • Stroke (0.25 block)
  • Neuro ICU (0.5 block)

E. Surgery Rotations (5 blocks)

  • Acute Care Surgery (1 block)
  • Surgical ICU (1 block)
  • Ortho Trauma (1 block)
  • Thoracic Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Colorectal Surgery (0-0.5 block)
  • Transplant Surgery (0-1 block)
  • Surgical Night Float (0-0.5 block)

F. 1 Week Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (0.25 block, at the end of PGY-1)

G. Vacation (1 block)

Postgraduate Year II, Clinical Anesthesiology Year One (CA-1, 12 months)
  • General Anesthesiology (4 months)
  • Acute Pain (1 month)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Pre-Op Clinic (1 month)
  • Postoperative Care (0.5 month)
  • Thoracic Anesthesiology (0.5 month)
  • Neurology Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)
Postgraduate Year III, Clinical Anesthesiology Year Two (CA-2, 12 months)
  • General Anesthesiology (2 months)
  • Regional Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology (2 months)
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology (1.5 months)
  • Echo (0.5 month)
  • Transplant (1 month)
  • Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (1 month)
  • Chronic Pain Management (1 month)
  • OB Anesthesiology (1 month)
  • Vacation (1 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.

  • Advanced Clinical (8 months)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (0.5 month)
  • Advanced Clinical Outpatient (1 month)
  • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (0.5 month)
  • Perioperative Surgical Home (0.5 month)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (0.5 month)
  • Vacation (1 month)
Research
Clinical Volume
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 Program Administrator

Chamnan Nann
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator

Mirna Ranchhod
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator