In order to become eligible for certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology, residents must satisfactorily complete a clinical base year (PGY-1) plus the CA-1, CA-2, and CA-3 (PGY 2-4) years. You may apply through the NRMP for either a categorical or an advanced position at the University of Missouri. For July 2012 the department will offer two categorical PGY-1 positions and one CA-1 (PGY-2) advanced position. The program currently trains a total of 12 residents but does have plans to expand the number.
The three year clinical anesthesia curriculum consists of experiences in Introduction to Anesthesia as a CA-1, Basic Subspecialty Anesthesia as a CA-2, and Advanced Subspecialty Anesthesia as a CA-3. The program director designs the year with the collaboration of the resident in order to fulfill the requirements established by the Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology. The CA-3 year will include more complex training along with increased responsibility. A research option is possible but requires a plan developed by the program director and faculty mentor with strict guidelines and “work product” oversight. The PGY-1 Clinical Base year consists of required rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, critical care and anesthesiology along with electives.
Each trainee in clinical anesthesia completes about 450 anesthetic procedures each year. All surgical specialties are represented and a variety of anesthetic techniques are taught. In addition to the main operating rooms at the University Hospital, we have a busy Same Day Surgery unit, a separate orthopedic surgery facility which offers a wealth of peripheral nerve block experience and a separate Women’s and Children’s Hospital for obstetrical anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia experience. The department also offers additional simulated training experience in the nearby Russell Sheldon Simulation Center.
Currently there are 12 residents in training for 2011-2012. There are thirty full time faculty and over fifty full time CRNAs at the University Of Missouri Healthcare Center. Current staffing allows the residents to have the best cases for training in the various subspecialty areas and allows for one on one attention by the faculty during orientation as well as during complicated cases.
House officers at UMHC get one month (20 working days) of leave per year. The department of Anesthesiology pays for the annual In-Training Examination, attendance to at least one national meeting, attendance to the Midwest Anesthesiology Resident’s conference, a book allowance and memberships in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the International Anesthesia Research Society. Both societies publish monthly journals.
Alice Landrum, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Residency Program Director
Tel: (573) 884-3466