The Anesthesiology Residency Program offers six categorical positions in the National Resident Matching Program each year.
Clinical Base Year
The categorical positions begin with an integrated CBY at UVM Medical Center with rotations in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Surgery. Three months of electives are also available for the clinical base year resident to explore other areas of medical experience.
Clinical Anesthesia - 1 (CA-1) Year
As a foundation for subsequent acquisition of clinical skills and medical knowledge, the CA-1 Year emphasizes the fundamental aspects of anesthesia in order to provide a well-rounded experience in basic anesthesia training. This includes being exposed to preoperative assessment of a wide range of patients presenting for surgery, becoming familiar with the anesthetic implications of common diseases, and understanding the basic pharmacologic and physiologic considerations involved in anesthetic practice. The first month of the CA-1 year is spent in the general operating rooms working one-on-one with faculty mentors who will guide you through your first anesthetic cases. A daily, one month intensive introductory lecture series has been designed to complement your initial experience in the general operating rooms. As a CA-1 resident, you will be preferentially be assigned to straightforward cases, providing you with an opportunity to master the basics. Call duties are gradually phased in as residents gain sufficient skill and experience needed during on-call duties.
A minimum of 6 months of the resident's CA-I year will include the theoretical background and clinical practice of a variety of 1 month subspecialty disciplines, including rotations in ambulatory anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesia/acute pain management and chronic pain medicine, and surgical intensive care.
Clinical Anesthesia - 2 (CA-2) Year
The CA-2 Year provides more detailed clinical exposure to anesthesia subspecialties and greater independence in case management. Each subspecialty rotation anesthetic has specific goals for study and designated learning objectives. As a CA-2 resident, you will spend 1 month in critical care medicine, neuroanesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, and anesthesia in remote locations.
Clinical Anesthesia - 3 (CA-3) Year
Our CA-3 residents are encouraged to design a year that meets their individual goals. In general, CA-3 residents spend the majority of their year carrying out more advanced cases in patients with significant co-existing disease. Residents may designate up to 6 months in a single subspecialty area and some have chosen to design and conduct clinical research during their CA-3 year.