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About the Anesthesiology Residency Program

The goal of the program is to develop residents into anesthesiologists in all aspects of perioperative medicine and instill in them the concept of being “life-long learners”. Residents will be expected to acquire both academic and clinical excellence with the goal of becoming future leaders in the medical community they enter upon graduation be it an academic, private practice, or other setting. Residents will be given the opportunity to attain a broad and deep knowledge base, develop outstanding clinical skills, use prior experiences to improve patient care, understand systems-based practice, develop effective interpersonal and communication skills, and become dedicated professionals.

The department is composed of approximately 109 residents, 32 fellows, and 142 staff anesthesiologists. Each staff physician holds a joint appointment to the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Training is conducted in 48 operating rooms, 12 non-OR anesthetizing locations (including endoscopy, interventional radiology/angiography, the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and a hybrid MR-OR), 4 Surgical Intensive Care Units (including dedicated thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery ICUs), 6 obstetric suites (4 operative delivery rooms and 2 procedure rooms) and 24 labor and delivery suites, the Center for Assisted Reproduction, the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, the Pain Management Center, and throughout the hospital when on the Postoperative Pain Management Service. Residents also rotate through Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and other outside facilities.

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