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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Anesthesiology


Morning Report

Daily 30 minute case discussion of current day's cases.


Each day one Resident is assigned a keyword from the ABA ITE content online. A one page document then gets sent to all residents to review.

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.


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.


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.