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ACGME Minimums For Anesthesiology Residents

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I wanted to share what the accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) deems to be “minimums” for anesthesiology residents to perform over the course of their residency training.

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ACGME
  • Cardiac (with or without cardiopulmonary bypass): 20 cases
  • C-sections (regular and high risk): 20 cases
  • Epidurals (including combined spinal-epidurals): 40 procedures
  • Intracerebral (endovascular, open nonvascular, and open vascular): 20 cases
  • Intracerebral Open (nonvascular or vascular): 11 cases
  • Intrathoracic Non-Cardiac: 20 cases
  • Pain Evaluations (acute, chronic, cancer): 20 evaluations
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks (single shot and continuous catheters): 40 procedures
  • Spinals (including combined spinal-epidurals): 40 procedures
  • Vaginal Deliveries (regular and high risk): 40 cases
  • Vascular, Major Vessels (endovascular or open): 20 cases
  • Life-Threatening Pathologies: 20 cases
  • Pediatrics
    • < 3 months old: 5 patients
    • < 3 years old: 20 patients
    • < 12 years old: 100 patients

Not bad at all. 🙂

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