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CA-3/PGY-4 residents choose from two training tracks in their final year, the Clinical Scientist or Advanced Clinical. Our department is unique in allowing the CA-3/PGY-4 year to be completely elective-based and designed to meet the needs of the individual resident.

The third year rotation options include the following:

Rotation Duration

Advanced Anesthesia*

One to Six Months

Ambulatory Anesthesia

One to Four Months

Cardiac Anesthesia
(option to complete TEE training month)

One to Four Months

Critical Care

One to Four Months

Neuroanesthesia

One to Four Months

Obstetrical Anesthesia

One to Three Months

Pain Medicine

One to Three Months

Pediatrics (at Children's Hospital)

One to Three Months

Regional Anesthesia

One Month

Research

One to Six Months

Simulation

One Month

Thoracic Anesthesia

One Month

Vascular Anesthesia

One to Three Months

VA Boston Healthcare System

One Month

*Senior residents are assigned to complex, high acuity cases in the main operating rooms such as bariatric surgery, hepatobiliary surgeries, trauma and complex surgical oncology and endocrine cases. BIDMC is one of the 30 nationally recognized National Pancreas Foundation Centers that provide multidisciplinary care for complex pancreatic diseases. We are also a nationally recognized bariatric center and a Level 1 trauma center. In addition to complex Main OR cases, residents on Advanced rotation will also provide anesthesia care in complex interventional radiology cases performed at BIDMC such as tumor embolizations, TIPS and radiofrequency ablations. Many patients presenting for such case are deemed poor surgical candidates because of their complex medical history.