General Program Information
The University of Virginia is consistently rated among the best public institutions in the country, achieving national stature for its teaching, research, and public service without sacrificing the intimacy that characterizes Jefferson's Academical Village. The Department of Anesthesiology at the UVA Health System strives to help residents develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders through training in all aspects of the specialty. The training fully satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology for residency training in anesthesiology and for fellowship training in pain medicine. The work environment is trustful and caring, and the location is scenic and provides a high quality of life.
We intend to appoint both CA0 (intern) candidates and CA1 entrants through the National Resident Matching Program. Residents who enter the program directly from medical school will complete seven months of the required Clinical Base Year of the four year continuum in anesthesiology during the first year. This will include six months of medical, surgical, and emergency medicine services. A rotation in the surgical intensive care unit is done late in the first or early in the second year. The balance of the PGY-1 year is spent in the operating rooms and is credited toward the Clinical Anesthesia-1 year. Second year rotations in pediatric intensive care, cardiology, and other electives will complete the Base Year requirements of the Board. Those matched into the PGY-2 year will begin the three year Clinical Anesthesia sequence having already received Base Year Credit.
We have three weekly teaching conferences as well as periodic research seminars and journal clubs. Major teaching exercises occupy two hours on Wednesday morning when all services defer the start of surgery for conferences. Residents are relieved for afternoon conferences in order to assure their priority in attending. An active program of visiting professorships brings distinguished anesthesiologists to us on a regular basis.