The MetroHealth Department of Anesthesiology offers a four year anesthesiology residency training program, including one year of rotating internship, primarily in medicine and pediatrics, and three years of clinical anesthesia training. In addition to extensive anesthetic experiences gained in the operating rooms and the lecture halls, residents rotate through specialty fields including:
Burn and Trauma Anesthesia
Recovery Room Care Management
Most importantly, MetroHealth residents possess the ability and confidence to deal with extremely ill and complicated patients.
CA-1: The first Clinical Anesthesia year is designed to introduce the resident to a wide variety of routine cases with controlled exposure to more difficult cases. During the first few months, CA-1 residents are eased into an exclusive team in which they work along side and are supervised and trained by staff physicians and senior residents. In the second half of the CA-1 year, the resident usually rotates at least once through the major areas of Cardiac, Pediatric, Obstetrical and Neuroanesthesia as well as Critical Care. The CA-1 resident rapidly gains independence from "tight" supervision as his/her skills and abilities increase.
CA-2: During the second clinical anesthesia year, the resident gradually gains freedom to formulate anesthetic plans, and when appropriate, s/he is permitted to embark upon a wide variety of anesthetic techniques. The CA-2 resident manages cases of increasing difficulty and is introduced to pain management.
CA-3: The senior resident may choose among elective rotations including advanced clinical subspecialty and research tracks and will often supervise junior residents. A high level of independence is granted to the CA-3 resident and s/he frequently manages anesthetic inductions under the watchful eye of the staff anesthesiologists. During the final year, the senior resident will develop his or her role as a consultant anesthesiologist and will become comfortable dealing with patients at all levels of complexity.