Penn offers both categorical and advanced track residency spots through ERAS. The categorical program's residents spend the majority of their intern year at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. Beginning with the CA1 year, both the categorical and advanced track train at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Penn Presbyterian Hospital. Below is an overview of clinical training by year. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 (CA1)
The CA1 year begins with an intensive period of clinical and didactic learning. During the first month, new residents are in the OR's "two-on-one" with attending anesthesiologists. This close instruction time is the base of a good clinical foundation. Additionally, there are morning and lunchtime lectures which cover "anesthesia basics."
After the first month, CA1's will begin to provide anesthesia care in their own room, under the supervision of faculty. CA-1s also begin to take call after the first month. As the year progresses, CA1's begin to take on more responsibility and are placed in higher complexity cases. By the end of the CA-1 year, most residents will have been exposed to liver transplants, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery and may have completed some of the speciality rotations.