Clinical Anesthesia Year 3

Year 3 is a time of increasing independence, management and opportunity. This year allows the resident to master all of the advanced techniques demanded by subspecialties: Cardiac, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Thoracic and Vascular surgery.

  • Trauma Surgery x 2 months
    • Residents return to Harborview Medical Center, where they face the challenges of one of the busiest level one trauma operating rooms in the country.
  • Regional Anesthesia Team x 1 month
    • Residents use their extensive exposure to regional anesthesia from previous years and focus their time as part of a regional block team. This opportunity allows for more complex blocks, gives the resident a chance to expand their consultation skills with fellow anesthesiologists and surgeons, and allows for perioperative management practice efficiency.
  • Elective x 1 month
    • Residents have selected opportunities ranging from international mission trips to our popular transesophageal echocardiography rotation which prepares residents for Basic PTE, funded by the department.

The remainder of the year challenges residents with complex cases and preparing them to be academic or private perioperative consultants.