Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care & Pain Medicine Residency Didactic & Research Training
Didactic training and research opportunities are integral to NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine Residency.
Our faculty provide nearly 500 hours of conferences, seminars, case reviews, and lectures each year. These extensive didactic offerings are essential components of resident education. We also offer research opportunities to residents who are interested in scientific investigation.
Didactic Program for Residents
CA-1 residents attend a series of introductory lectures. In addition, during simulation boot camp, new residents participate in simulated clinical scenarios and receive training in such tasks as intravenous access, tracheal intubation, and other airway management techniques.
Our regular didactic program includes the following learning opportunities:
- weekly practice-based learning and improvement anesthesiology case presentations, including a review of anesthesia morbidity and mortality
- seminars stressing the application of basic and clinical science to the practice of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, based on recommended readings and moderated by faculty or residents
- daily morning clinical case conferences to discuss preoperative preparation and anesthetic management of selected patients
- an active visiting professor program with weekly lectures by speakers from other institutions and specialists on the NYU faculty, followed by less formal teaching sessions
- specialty conferences for residents while rotating through each subspecialty
- an active medical student elective program that provides residents an opportunity to lecture, lead discussions, and teach on a one-to-one basis in the operating room
Research Opportunities for Residents
Interested residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing research, or to pursue independent study through a clinical scientist track. Our National Institutes of Health–funded researchers work in well-equipped laboratories. Areas of basic research have included effects of multiple anesthetics on brain function, mechanisms of action of pain, calcium homeostasis in anesthetic action on the central nervous system, efficacy of volatile anesthetics as neuroprotectants, and the biochemical basis of Barth syndrome.
Clinical research projects are ongoing in neurosurgical anesthesiology, pain management, orthopedic and regional anesthesiology, and cardiac, pediatric, and obstetric anesthesiology. The departmental bibliography currently includes more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and 8 textbooks.
Residents also have opportunities to participate in ongoing research for up to six months in the third year of training through the Rovenstine Scholarship. Residents who show special competence may be able to work with dedicated clinical or basic research faculty on research earlier in their residency.