We believe an optimal educational program depends on a close faculty-resident relationship and a curriculum that provides a diverse clinical exposure and fosters a progression in resident responsibility and independence.
The University of Florida residency curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure this. Our program is approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for 22 residents per clinical anesthesia year, and we currently have 78 residents from the PGY-1 – PGY-4 level.
We offer 12 “categorical” positions for residents to match into their PGY -1 year and 10 “advanced” positions for those matching to begin in their PGY-2 year. Our last review cycle was in 2009 and we were granted continued accreditation for a four year period.
The majority of anesthesia training takes place between two main operating suites in Shands Hospital and the newly opened Shands Cancer Center. Residents also get to experience training at the 250 bed Malcom A. Randall North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center, the outpatient Children’s Surgical Center, and the Florida Surgical Center for adult out-patient surgery.
We also provide critical care services to 4 distinct intensive care units and have 2 separate facilities (one UF and one VA) dedicated to interventional and chronic pain management. All “offsite” locations are within 5 miles of the main hospital.
There are 13 four-week rotations each year. Curriculum development is guided by the Anesthesia Housestaff Advisory committee which acts by facilitating feedback from residents on curriculum issues and program direction. Its members include residents and faculty. Curriculum changes are based on the program’s educational goals and guidelines set by ACGME.
Read more about the Anesthesiology Residency Program curriculum.