CA-1 Resident Poster Symposium

For the last several years, our program has hosted an annual anesthesiology poster symposium where CA-1 (PGY-2) residents discuss interesting cases or topics in anesthesiology. I presented an overview of anesthetic/surgical considerations in penetrating neck...

Preparation for the ABA Basic Board Exam

Current 2nd year anesthesia residents around the country will be the second group to take the American Board of Anesthesiology's (ABA) "basic" exam (basically, the first half of our board exams) between our CA-1...

National Doctor’s Day 2015

Yesterday was National Doctor's Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the service of physicians. Interestingly enough, the date (March 30th) is the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. Hooray for...

Most Well-Rounded Call Thus Far

I was dreading night call on a Friday (the 13th, never the less) at the trauma hospital. Typically the shift is full of people who were involved in violence or reckless behavior - alcohol...

Second CA-1 Airway Month

I'm well into this month (a second month dedicated to managing difficult airways) which has been filled with call shifts thus far. I wanted to outline some minor updates since my last post. Tassadar was...

Who Do We Save?

Trauma anesthesia is a whole different game - you never know what could roll through the door at a moment's notice. Some patients are innocent victims of car accidents, crossfire, or simply being in...

Onto CA-1 Cardiac Anesthesia!

As a first year anesthesia resident, I've already done roughly 10 cases requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (all of which had Swan-Ganz catheters too), but now I'm officially starting my dedicated "cardiovascular" (CV) week. CV physiology and pharmacology...

Night Before CA-1 In-Training Exam (ITE)

I'm less than 10 hours from taking my yearly anesthesiology in-training exam (ITE). 😯 I took this exam a year ago as an intern prior to doing any anesthesiology as a resident, and as predicted, my...

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