Anesthesiology Residents and Faculty at the 2016 ASA Residency Program Meet and Greet
The strength of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Anesthesiology Residency Program lies in abundant and diverse clinical cases, motivated teaching faculty and unique educational opportunities that provide our residents with the foundation for successful careers in the field. Graduates of the program have obtained fellowships of their choice and employment at major medical centers and renowned community hospitals across the country.
- Abundant and Diverse Cases
Due to the high volume of and variety of cases at Northwestern Memorial, Prentice Women’s, and Lurie Children’s hospitals, anesthesiology residents exceed the minimum number of board-required cases by orders of magnitude in almost all categories; our intraoperative teaching – an integral part of the training process – is well-organized and facilitated by a high ratio of faculty members to residents and a structured subspecialty curriculum.
- Structured Didactic Program
Our program structure develops the necessary knowledge, judgment, and professionalism required of a board certified anesthesiologist; training formats include daily lecture series, mock oral sessions, simulator teaching, and the primary teaching forum, Grand Rounds, which occurs weekly in the form of clinical case presentations, journal clubs, quality improvement, and presentations by nationally renowned visiting professors. Residents are involved in the quality improvement initiatives of the institution and program and start their own QI project during their CA-2 year.
- Unique Seminars and Global Health Initiatives
We schedule several educational seminars throughout the training curriculum to augment clinical and didactic teaching, including the crichothyrotomy practicum, practice management seminar, anesthesia machine workshop, and transechocardiography ultrasound workshop. During the last three years, residents have participated in two-four week international rotations in Dominican Republic, India, China, and Malawi.
- Resident Scholarly Activities
Many of our residents present research projects at all subspecialties national meetings and frequently win MARC and IARS awards. Two-thirds of residents complete at least one month of the elective research rotation.
- Resident Teaching Opportunities
There are several venues for residents to teach medical students. Residents at all years of training teach and evaluate medical students in the operating room, labor and delivery, and critical care medicine. Residents from each class participate in PBL courses to tutor M1 and M2 students; and several residents complete the “Medical Educator Professional Development Program: Lifelong Learners and Leaders Resident Teacher Focus” course each year. For the 2016 ASA meeting our residents taught airway techniques to 40 medical students at a workshop hosted by our department (pictures below). As a result, residents develop skills in leadership, teaching, medical knowledge as well as learning key aspects of giving and receiving feedback.
- Oral and Written Exams
Periodic oral, practical, and written exams are administered to ensure appropriate progress in the residency program, so 100 percent of residents pass their Boards. By the time they graduate, residents complete at least 10 mock oral exams with faculty. Our CA-2 and CA-3 resident classes consistently score between the 75th and 90th percentile on the ABA annual in-training exam.
Find details on our residency via the links below.
- Program Director's Message
Meet our Chair and Program Director, Charles Hogue, MD, and Louanne Carabini, MD
- Chief Residents' Message
Get a first-hand perspective on our program from our chief residents
Get a detailed overview of our program and curriculum
- Application Process
Apply to our residency program; find information about our process and recruitment committee
- Resident Benefits
Learn about the benefits unique to the anesthesiology program
- Current Residents
Meet our Residents
- Resident Scholarly Activity
Learn about resident publication and society meeting presentations
- Residency Life
Find out about what residents do outside of our residency training
- McGaw Benefits
Review McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University resident salaries and benefits
Check out the many external resources on the Student Housing section of the Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education website; the Off-Campus Life housing section of the Northwestern University Division of Student Affairs has additional resources to assist you with your housing search.
For more information about our residency program, please contact Christopher Zell, MS.
Christopher Zell, MS
Residency Program Manager
Department of Anesthesiology
251 E. Huron St, Suite 5-704
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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