Anesthesiology Residency and Fellowships

Program Overview

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 2 (CA2)

The CA2 year is the “year of specialization.” During this year, CA2’s expand their clinical knowledge by rotating in the anesthesia sub-specialties. These include:

  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain (PPMC)
  • Neuro-Anesthesiology (HUP)
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia (HUP)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia (CHOP)
  • Pain Management (HUP/Tuttleman)
  • Obstetric Anesthesia (HUP)

All of these rotations are 1-2 months long. At the beginning of the year, residents are able to choose 1-2 rotations that they are particularly interested in. This allows residents early exposure to specialties in which they might be considering fellowships.

CA2’s also begin to take more call responsibility when in the main OR’s. by the end of the year, CA2’s begin taking “first call.” This experience exposes them to attending-like responsibilities such as OR scheduling, management of emergent airways, and assisting with induction/emergence of cases. Many residents begin to work on academic research projects during the CA-2 year.