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Anesthesiology Resident Curriculum

At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the Anesthesiology faculty developed a comprehensive curriculum to reflect current changes in the ABA Basic Sciences and Advanced Examinations. This curriculum begins during the Clinical Base Year and continues throughout the residency.

Residents have protected lecture time (in which they are free from all clinical activity) each Friday from 0700 – 1100 with every residency class including the interns. In addition to these lectures, there is also a department-wide Morbidity & Mortality conference from 0600 – 0700, also on Friday. These Friday morning lectures cover an extensive range of topics and generally consist of: 

  • Faculty directed, Resident Key Word presentation
  • Faculty led Board Question Review
  • Basic Science lectures
  • Oral Board Scenarios
  • TEE, TTE and US for Regional Anesthesia lectures with faculty in the Simulation Center
  • Senior Resident led Weekly Chapter Review
  • Resident Challenging Case Review
  • Monthly Journal Club

In addition to these Lectures, Clinical Base Year residents are involved in guided pharmacology reading with a faculty member as well.

Each Tuesday there is an opportunity for residents to participate in guided simulation scenario with faculty at our state of the art F. Marie Hall Simlife Center. This includes a pre-constructed scenario based on the ABA MOCA training guidelines in order to familiarize residents with simulation and challenging scenarios to better prepare residents for the Stage 2 APPLIED Examination.