Didactics

For all rotators within the department, the following didactic schedule if offered.

Friday Morning Departmental Conferences: 06:30-8:00 with breakfast provided.

Visiting Professors: Leading physicians from other departments within the institution or from other institutions around the country are brought to UNM monthly to present topics of interest providing a diverse educational experience.

Grand Rounds: These alternative Friday morning conferences are used for CA3 resident academic project presentations and for presentations of pertinent topics of interest by members of the anesthesiology faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences: Involves the presentation of interesting cases with significant morbidity or mortality related to anesthetic management. Both resident and faculty participation is encouraged in these conferences.

Case Conferences: Occasional case conferences are presented to discuss and focus on specific topics such as regional anesthesia.

Resident Lecture Series: From 8:00-9:30am every Friday, all senior residents are excused from clinical duties to attend and participate in the resident lecture series. This curriculum is a 2 year structured lecture series that is comprehensive in nature. Each session is a team effort between one resident and one attending.  The first Friday of the month, all interns and residents attend the chief meeting, board exam preparation and TEE training.

Pediatric Lecture Series: This lecture series is given by the pediatric faculty, fellows, and rotating residents on the pediatric rotation. It takes place Mondays from 03:30-4:30. These lectures cover many topics of pediatric anesthesiology.

Mock Oral Sessions: Regularly through the year members of the faculty with board examination skills conduct mock oral sessions to aid the residents in their board examination preparation.

Journal Club: Each CA1 resident is required to host a journal club with faculty member oversight. These  sessions emphasize current controversial topics with the information presented from recent anesthesiology journals.