Brown Anesthesiology residents take part in an advanced airway workshop. Resident education will be both formal and informal, occurring daily. An intensive and multi-modality formal educational program based on the American Board of Anesthesiology Content Outline has been developed and will include traditional lectures, case-based conferences, peer-review of current literature, simulation, flipped-classroom sessions and mock oral and OSCE exams. Residents will also receive intensive education and hands-on experience in the use of perioperative ultrasound, including transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography.

Image of residents observing a faculty member demonstrate use of anesthesiology equipmentThe formal didactic program will be split into 2 tracks - a BASIC curriculum during the CA-1 year and an ADVANCED curriculum during the CA-2 and CA-3 years. Residents will also participate in weekly departmental meetings that will include (but is not limited to) visiting professors, presentations by both residents and faculty, and combined surgery-anesthesia M&M conferences. 

Informally, a core component of the resident's educational experience will be daily patient-specific or rotation-specific education. Residents and their assigned attendings will collaborate to identify areas for discussion. Residents will be expected to prepare daily by reading relevant texts or primary literature.

Sample Weekly Schedule

Monday, 6:30-7AM - Keywords:  Termination of Pharmacologic Action: Elimination, Biotransformation, Context-sensitive Half-time

Monday 4:00 - 5PM - Ultrasound/TEE Workshop for CA-2s

Tuesday, 6:30-7AM - Neuroanesthesia/Subspecialty conference:  Delayed Emergence after TIVA for Spinal Surgery

Tuesday 4:00 - 5PM - Journal Club with Visiting Professor

Wednesday 6:30 - 7AM - Keywords: Oxygen Transport, Ventilation/Perfusion

Wednesday, 7-8AM - Departmental Grand Rounds/Distinguished Speaker

Wednesday 4:00 - 5PM - BASIC Pathway CA1s.  Airway management. "Can't Intubate, Can't Oxygenate, CAN Pass Exam"

Thursday, 4:00 - 5PM - ADVANCED Pathway/Oral Board Review for CA3s .  "Bleeding Tonsils"