The Anesthesiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital is a fully accrediting program which meets all requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology. It provides residents with three years of clinical training in anesthesia: CA-1, CA-2, and CA-3.
The curriculum offers a complete range of anesthetic experience including extensive training in cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, regional, general surgical, pediatric and critical care anesthesia.
During CA-1, the resident learns evaluation and management of patients undergoing gynecologic, obstetric, orthopedic, otolaryngology, and a wide variety of other procedures. The CA-2 years is spent in subspecialty anesthesia training including: pediatric anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, cardiac transplant and obstetric anesthesia. CA-3 residents are encouraged to seek concentrated exposure to all anesthetic subspecialties: pain management, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, obstetric, or pediatric.
The CA-1 year is spent in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The emphasis is on mastery of the fundamentals of anesthesia management. Residents concentrate on learning general and regional anesthesia skills and techniques. Airway management is a priority.
The CA-2 year concentrates on anesthesia subspecialties.
- cardiac anesthesia
- critical care medicine
- pediatric anesthesia
- pain management
- obstetrical anesthesia
The CA-3 year offers the residents the following options:
- Advanced clinical tract
- clinical subspecial tract
- clinical scientist tract.
Residents review these options and meet with the program director to design a training program.
|CA 1||CA 2||CA 3|
|Month 1||General OR||Ambulatory Surgery||OR|
|Month 2||Critical Care/ICU||Elective|
|Month 3||Thoracic Anesthesia|
|Month 4||Obstetrical Anesthesia||Pediatric Anesthesia (CHOP)|
|Month 5||Pain Management||Neuroanesthesia|
|Month 6||Cardiac Anesthesia||Pain Management|
|Month 7||Pediatric Anesthesia|
Pediatric Anesthesia (CHOP)
|Month 9||Post Anesthesia
Care Unit/ Board Runner
|Month 10||Obstetric Anesthesia||Thoracic Anesthesia||Elective|
|Month 11||Pain Management||Neuroanesthesia||OR|
|Month 12||Perioperative||Cardiac Anesthesia||Difficult Airway|