The Anesthesia Residency at Mass General is designed to create an environment that fosters resident education and offers excellent care to a diverse patient population. The resources available to residents are vast and include more than 100 clinical and research faculty, many of whom hold joint appointments at Mass General, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through clinical experience, mentorship, and didactics, it is our goal to train expert consultants in anesthesia who go on to be leaders in academic and private practice careers nationally and internationally.
The residency program begins with our unique one-month tutorial designed to give residents tailored intraoperative teaching. After the first month, the curriculum is organized into month-long rotations, including ICU, OR, OB, Pediatrics and Pain medicine, according to the ACGME guidelines. These rotations result in up to six months of elective time when residents can pursue clinical or research interests.
There are also numerous opportunities for residents to rotate at outside institutions, including the Shriners Burn Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston Children's Hospital, Lahey Clinic, West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. These opportunities supplement the extensive training offered at Mass General.
Mass General's Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine offers both an advanced (three-year) training program as well as a categorical (four-year) program.