UT Southwestern proudly serves as home to an impressive resume of diverse faculty, cutting edge technology, and a world-class simulation center. These resources foster a supportive and clinically robust experience throughout each year of residency.
Intern year serves to establish a broad foundation of medical knowledge across a variety of specialties including internal medicine, emergency medicine, pulmonology, pediatrics, and neurology. This clinical base year also provides the opportunity to rotate in our anesthesia preoperative clinic and work alongside anesthesia residents and faculty. Intern year culminates in a month-long anesthesia bootcamp in June, termed “Vapor Camp,” where residents learn the fundamentals of anesthesia to hit the ground running as new CA-1s in July.
Our CA-1 year focuses on mastering the basics of general Anesthesiology and provides some exposure to critical care medicine and obstetric anesthesia. Our CA-2/CA-3 years hone skills related to the subspecialties in the field of Anesthesiology including: Chronic Pain, Regional/Acute Pain, Cardiac, Pediatric, Neuroanesthesia, OB, and Critical Care Medicine. Throughout residency, trainees also participate in a longitudinal curriculum consisting of monthly resident simulation activities, novel point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) courses, resident research opportunities, and a quality improvement project.