Anesthesiology Residency Program
The Department of Anesthesiology is a medium-sized department with a passionate commitment to resident education. We accept eight residents each year so that we have a trainee complement of twenty-four residents in the CA-1 through CA-3 years, four residents in the clinical base year (i.e., the internship), and two to three fellows. With about fifty faculty involved in clinical teaching, each resident is assured personalized and in-depth clinical training.
Resident education takes place primarily on the four campuses of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. These sites offer a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory anesthesia experiences, providing the resident with a broad exposure to the entire gamut of operative cases. The University campus is the home base for the department. The range of surgical cases on the University campus includes cardiac and vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, general surgery, orthopedic trauma surgery, transplant surgery (liver, kidney, pancreas, and small bowel), and major trauma. The University campus also has critical care units devoted to the care of adult and pediatric patients. The Memorial campus is a referral center for high-risk obstetric patients and it provides the resident with training in anesthesia for obstetrics as well as for gynecology, urology, surgical oncology, general surgery, bariatric surgery, and orthopedic surgery. In addtion, the outpatient UMass Pain Center is located at the Memorial campus and each resident rotates there for experience in chronic pain management. The Hahnemann campus is the site for the UMass outpatient surgicenter, providing residents with experience in ambulatory anesthesia. Finally, the Marlborough campus is a community hospital where each resident rotates in order to appreciate the differences between tertiary-care referral centers and a community hospital.
The residency program consists of three years of clinical training in anesthesia following the completion of the Clinical Base (PGY-1) year. Residents apply during their senior years in medical school for a PGY-1 position that begins immediately after graduation (four residency positions) or a PGY-2 position that begins a year after graduation (four residency positions). A residency candidate who applies for a PGY-2 position may choose any internship that is accredited by the ACGME.
During the third year of anesthesia training, residents may choose to do electives outside of the UMass system. Currently the department has relationships for such electives with Boston Children's Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Rhode Island Hospital, and the Lahey Clinic.
Our faculty are extremely proud of our residency program and of our track record of providing superbly trained clinicians for the anesthesia community. We encourage you to inquire about joining us.