Curriculum & Didactics
The Anesthesiology Residency Program consists of four years of formal training with a high volume of hands-on experience in a wide range of anesthesiology including general, orthopedic, urological, peripheral vascular surgery, and post-op pain management. Outside rotations include pediatrics, cardiothoracic, obstetrics, pain, and an elective. Residents will participate in case presentations and attend National AOCA meetings.
Residents of Anesthesia
The Anesthesia residency consists of 4 years of training and two PGY1 position available per year to train residents of Anesthesia at Largo Medical Center.
The PGY1 training consists of rotations in the following:
Family Practice (1 month)
Internal Medicine (3 months)
Surgery (3 months)
GYN (1 month)
Anesthesia (4 month)
The PGY1 Resident is encouraged to join the Specialty College of Anesthesia and professional specialty organizations.
The PGY2 training consists of clinical experience in the management of anesthesia for uncomplicated surgical patients, pre-op evaluations, anesthetic plans and post-op management of pain including participation in acute pain services. In addition to clinical experience, the resident shall provide the concept for their scientific paper to the Program Director by the end of their PGY2 training year.
The PGY3 training will include all of the duties of the first year resident with emphasis on clinical experience in more complicated surgical cases. The resident is partakes in two 8 week rotations for pediatric and cardiovascular anesthesia. The resident is to provide one scientific paper at the completion of the PGY3 year of training and should focus academic studies to include sitting for the written anesthesia board exam after the third year of training.
The PGY4 year of anesthesia training is devoted to perfecting anesthetic skill with the most complex surgical patients available as well as participating in rotations in obstetrics, pain management, and critical care and one elective rotation.
Interns/Residents of Anesthesia
Residents who are rotating on the anesthesia service will be exposed to pre-operative evaluations, intra-operative management and post-operative management of patients with "hands on" experience. Under supervision, Residents will be allowed to intubate, provide regional anesthetic blocks, start IV lines and place invasive monitors. The degree of patient care responsibility shall be limited by the individual’s ability, interest and the supervising anesthesiologist.
The Anesthesia service typically begins at 6:45 AM daily in the physician’s surgical lounge on the second floor with presentations of pre-operative evaluations and discussion of anesthetic plans and rationale for patient care plans. One day per week, a Journal Club presentation is provided at 6:30 AM at the anesthesia meeting and the rotating Resident is expected to give at least one presentation of a journal topic relevant to anesthesia and surgery.
The Anesthesia Department evaluates day surgery patients pre-operatively daily rotating Residents are expected to evaluate these patients under the supervision of one of the anesthesiologists. Rotating interns/residents will also participate with "in house patient" pre-operative evaluations and "in house patient" post-operative evaluations. The end of the rotating Resident's day is at the discretion of the on-call anesthesiologist. Rotating interns/residents are not required to take call or weekend duty.
Rotating interns/residents will be given specific reading assignments correlated with clinical experiences. However, the student should read about anesthetic technique, pre-medication, and related physiology prior to beginning the service.
Upon completion of the Anesthesia rotation, rotating interns/residents should have an understanding of peri-operative evaluation and management of surgical patients as well as having experience performing anesthesia procedures.