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Residency Didactics

The following didactic schedule is offered for all department rotators:

Friday Morning Departmental Conferences: 6:30 to 8 a.m. with breakfast provided.

Visiting Professors: Leading physicians from The University of New Mexico and other institutions around the country visit our campus each month to present topics of interest, providing a diverse educational experience.

Grand Rounds: These alternative Friday morning conferences are used for CA3 resident academic project presentations and for presentations on pertinent topics of interest by members of the anesthesiology faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences: Involves the presentation of interesting cases with significant morbidity or mortality related to anesthetic management. Both resident and faculty participation is encouraged in these conferences.

Case Conferences: Occasional case conferences are presented to discuss and focus on specific topics such as regional anesthesia.

Resident Lecture Series: From 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Friday, all senior residents are excused from clinical duties to attend and participate in the resident lecture series. The comprehensive curriculum is a two-year, structured lecture series. Each session is a team effort between one resident and one attending. The first Friday of the month, all interns and residents attend the chief meeting, board exam preparation and TEE training.

Pediatric Lecture Series: This lecture series is given by the pediatric faculty, fellows and rotating residents on the pediatric rotation. It takes place Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. These lectures cover many topics of pediatric anesthesiology.

Mock Oral Sessions: Regularly through the year, faculty members with board examination skills conduct mock oral sessions to aid the residents in their board examination preparation.

Journal Club: Each CA1 resident is required to host a journal club with faculty member oversight. These sessions emphasize current controversial topics with the information presented from recent anesthesiology journals.