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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Anesthesiology

Didactics

Morning Report
Daily 30 minute resident presentation on a keyword from the ABA In-training Examination.
Grand Rounds
Thursday, case presentation and scholarly discussion led by a resident, presented to the entire department.
Journal Club
Wednesday, sessions alternating between cardiac, pediatric, obstetric, neurosurgical, and trauma and regional anesthesia.
Simulation Sessions
For regional anesthesia, airway, and crisis management.
Case-based Discussions
moderated by a faculty member and attended by CA-1 residents, these sessions are designed to discuss the basic science concepts underlying clinical management decisions.
STARTprep
An online basic science board review, utilized by the CA-1 class to prepare for the ABA Basic Exam.
Mock Orals
During morning rounds a resident is assigned to be given an oral exam by an attending/senior resident as examiners.
Lectures
During morning rounds twice a month, faculty will give short lectures on topics associated with ABA outline. During Grand Rounds faculty will give one hour lectures.