The didactic program supplements the daily clinical instruction. Over 90% of the conferences are presented by departmental faculty. Faculty members support the clinical services to permit the residents to attend the mandatory conferences.
Time: Mondays 3 - 5pm
Time: Mondays Monthly 4 - 5pm
Description: This conference is a case-based, timed examination with a structured guided question. Two faculty examiners conduct the exam in the classroom with one examinee and all other residents/fellows observing. The 35-minute exam covers pre-op, intra-op and post-op care. The latter 15 minutes are utilized to discuss the content of the exam. Current literature is provided to support the discussion. The examinees are evaluated by the faculty, and the evaluation is part of the assessment of clinical competence.
Time: Mondays Monthly 3 - 4pm
Description: Resident presenters and faculty moderators are assigned at the beginning of the academic year. The resident selects the articles for discussion. The context of the discussion is determined by the faculty member. The residents utilize an evidenced-based medicine template to evaluate the articles.
Time: Mondays Weekly 3 - 5pm
Time: Thursdays Weekly 7 - 8am
Description: This is the main departmental conference attended by all department members. The conferences includes presentations from subspecialty faculty, research faculty, mentored senior resident projects, morbidity and mortality, case presentations, and presentations from local and national visiting professors.
Time: Tuesdays Weekly 6:30 - 7am
Description: The conference is moderated by the Chair and attended by residents, utilizing the Socratic approach for discussion of current issues in anesthesiology and the practice within our institution.
Time: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm; Thursday, 7 - 8am; 3 - 6 times per year
Description: Faculty leaders in the specialty are invited for two days, to provide formal lectures and to participate in operating room instruction of residents and fellows. Meetings with faculty and visits to the department's research facilities are included.
Description: This is the department's premier regional visiting professorship. It honors the previous chair and those who have made significant contribution to the growth of the specialty of anesthesiology.
Description: This conference, presented by basic scientists and clinical investigators and highlights the research activities from the Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Organized Research Center (STAR-ORC), Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration Research, and Human Factors and Technology Research Programs.