Residency Education

Educational ProgramThe Department of Anesthesia offers a comprehensive, formal education program emphasizing the basic sciences and the clinical practice of anesthesiology. Didactic classroom lectures are presented by faculty and based on assigned readings from current anesthesia textbooks. In addition, the faculty is committed to daily case-related teaching. Numerous research opportunities are available to residents in a variety of areas. Interactive teleconferencing occurs between University of Nebraska Hospital, the VA Hospital and Children's Hospital.

Resident Conferences/Didactics
The core curriculum consists of a rotating three-year program covering the basic sciences and anesthesia subspecialties. Early morning lectures are presented three days a week, followed by the daily operating room schedule. Introductory lectures are presented by faculty in July and August for CA-I residents. 
 
Quality Assurance Conference
The Departmental Quality Assurance Conference is held once a month for the presentation of complications and interesting cases, allowing for discussion and input within the department. Residents, with faculty guidance, may participate in the case presentations by obtaining journal articles that highlight recent advances in anesthesia and provide more in-depth information pertinent to the presented cases.

Journal Club
Once a month, residents and faculty meet at the home of a faculty member for dinner and discussion of recent journal articles in anesthesia and other related fields. Journal Club promotes discussion and interaction among residents and faculty outside of the operating room.

Guest Lectures
Nationally recognized consultants in anesthesiology visit our department on a regular basis. As experts in fields such as obstetrics and pain management, these physicians offer informative lectures on current topics in anesthesia.

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