The Residency Program - The CA-2 Year
During your CA-2 year, you will undergo intensive training in a variety of anesthesia subspecialty areas, including anesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgery, obstetrics, neurosurgery, acute and chronic pain, regional anesthesia, pediatrics, and critical care. Educational sessions continue in the form of Wednesday Grand Rounds or lectures tailored to each residency class, small-group case-based sessions led by volunteer faculty, and daily intraoperative teaching sessions (ongoing, informal). To celebrate the midway point in your training, a weekend CA-2 retreat is held in the fall. For those interested in pursuing fellowship training, the fall / winter of CA-2 year is the time when many residents prepare their applications for fellowship training programs. CA-2 residents sit for the nationwide In-Training-Exam, and CA-2 residents also take the AKT Month 24 exam at the conclusion of the CA-2 year.