In addition to the lectures, simulation sessions, and ultrasound sessions, residents also participate in the following educational activities:
Applied Exam Mocks
Once a quarter, a group of attendings coordinates mock oral exams and mock objective structured clinical exams for residents and fellows. In addition, once a month, an attending leads a Group Mock Oral where residents go through a mock oral exam as a group.
Once a month, two residents present recent articles in the anesthesia literature for discussion among all the department. In addition, residents have a weekly E-Journal Club available online.
CA-1 Academic Days
Each CA-1 has an all-day skills workshop three times a year. During this workshop, they practice hands-on procedural skills, have lunch with a Vice Chair, and participate in a problem-based learning discussion.
Tuesday Tune In
About once a week, senior residents lead a virtual session to discuss a case among their peer residents.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Curriculum
Guided by faculty and fellow mentors, CA-2 residents work together to perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) around events with potential or actual patient harm. After they identify systems issues through the RCA and propose solutions, they learn how to apply quality improvement methods (needs assessment surveys and implementation tools) to foster practice changes. They then present their surveys and implementation tools, along with the plans they developed, to the department during Grand Rounds.
Once every month, the Chief Residents, Program Director, and Associate Program Directors hold a Town Hall with the residents to share updates and discuss any concerns.