Resident Rotations

Resident rotations are generally scheduled in blocks to facilitate learning and as specified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.  Core rotation descriptions can be found to the right in the navigation bar.  During the CA-3 year, rotations are scheduled in smaller 1-2 week blocks to help residents prepare for the variability encountered in any anesthesia practice setting. All rotations take place at the University of Virginia Medical Center with the exception of an elective OB rotation in Fairfax, VA during the CA-3 year. Our CA3 residents have anywhere from 24-26 weeks of elective time during their final year of training and have some flexibility in choosing these electives to best suit their future career goals. Many of our residents also take advantage of international opportunities during the CA-3 year, using elective time, which have included work in Rwanda, Bolivia, India, Laos, and Malawi.

CA-0/PGY1 Year

Anesthesiology (Main OR) 5 months
Emergency medicine 1 month
Internal medicine (Inpatient) 1 month
Pain medicine clinic (Ambulatory) 1 month
Cardiac surgery (Inpatient) 1 month
General surgery (Inpatient) 1 month
Cardiology (Inpatient) 1 month
Pediatrics (Inpatient) 1 month

CA-1 (Categorical Program)/PGY2 Year

Anesthesiology (Main OR) 6-8 weeks
Cardiac anesthesia 4 weeks
Neuro anesthesia 4 weeks
Pediatric anesthesia 4 weeks
Obstetric anesthesia 4 weeks
Main OR nights 2 weeks
Acute pain service 2 weeks
Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) 2 weeks
Anesthesiology pre-op clinic (PETC) 4 weeks
Pediatric ICU 4 weeks
Cardiac ICU (TCV-PO) 4 weeks
Cardiology consults 3 weeks
Pulmonology consults 3 weeks

CA-1 (Advanced Program)/PGY2 (Completed intern year in another accredited program)

Anesthesiology (Main OR) 24-26 weeks
Neuro anesthesia 4 weeks
Pediatric anesthesia 4 weeks
Obstetric anesthesia 4 weeks
Main OR nights 2 weeks
Acute pain service 2 weeks
Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) 2 weeks
Anesthesiology pre-op clinic (PETC) 4 weeks
Medical ICU 4 weeks

CA-2/PGY3 Year

Anesthesiology (Main OR) 6-8 weeks
Cardiac anesthesia 4 weeks
Thoracic anesthesia 2 weeks
Vascular anesthesia 2 weeks
TEE 2 weeks
Neuro anesthesia 4 weeks
Pediatric anesthesia 4 weeks
Obstetric anesthesia 4 weeks
Main OR nights 2 weeks
Ambulatory anesthesia 4 weeks
Regional anesthesia 3 weeks
Acute pain service 2 weeks
Pain medicine clinic 4 weeks
Neuro ICU 4 weeks
Surgical ICU 4 weeks

 CA-3/PGY4 year

Cardiac anesthesia 6 weeks
Thoracic anesthesia 2 weeks
Neuro anesthesia 4 weeks
Pediatric anesthesia 4 weeks
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia 3 weeks
Obstetric anesthesia (at UVA) 2 weeks
Late shift 3 weeks
Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) 1 week
Main OR Nights 2 weeks
Electives ~25 weeks
* Electives include: main OR, cardiac, thoracic, peds, neuro, vascular, OB (UVA), OB (Fairfax), regional, ambulatory, nights, Late shift, and PACU. Up to four weeks may be spent on electives out of the OR: blood bank, anatomy, practice management/OR management, pain medicine clinic, TEE, perfusion, research, peds sedation, ICU, away rotations (international), off service rotations, research, and education elective.

** All residents receive 3 weeks of vacation per year in addition to possible holiday time.