The Cooper University Hospital Anesthesiology residency is an ACGME accredited four-year program offering both categorical and advanced positions. The residency is competency-based with milestones for all trainees. The program is approved for a total of 16 residents. The faculty is diverse and is committed to educating the residents in all aspects of anesthesia care with special emphasis on the knowledge, skills and professionalism required for clinical excellence and life-long learning.
The Anesthesiology Department provides 33,000 anesthetics annually at our two teaching sites and our residents perform hundreds of cases per year covering a wide range of surgical subspecialties and settings. Cooper University Hospital is a level one trauma center and provides residents the experience of caring for patients with multiple traumas. In addition to the excellent clinical experience provided by our parent hospital, residents gain additional pediatric experience by rotating through Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Residents graduate with a high level of confidence and our board certification rate is in excess of 97%.
All Residents are assigned a faculty advisor, for both professional and personal support. The benefits of providing structured support for residents promote our academic mission and enhance care for our patients. Department size and philosophy encourage close working relationships. Residents are encouraged to display team work, rather than compete, and eventually become teachers themselves within the program.
The Department of Anesthesiology offers three categorical positions. The Clinical base year is arranged to give broad training in various specialties. Most residents are expected to have spent at least one month during their clinical base year program doing an elective in Anesthesiology and two months in Critical Care Medicine.
Also offered is one advanced track position where the applicant would need to secure an ACGME approved PGY-1 year position at another site. A requirement of two months of critical care is required.
All residents are expected to have passed the USMLE Step 3 examination by the end of the clinical base year (PGY-1).
Director: Irwin Gratz, D.O.
Contact: Michele Nichols, Coordinator
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Address: Cooper University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103