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Clinical Experience

Resident performing clinical duties

Resident Block Schedule

Our resident schedule is divided between 13 blocks per year and emphasizes robust and comprehensive rotations through ORs, clinics, ICUs, Labor and Delivery units, and non-OR anesthesia sites to ensure our residents achieve clinical excellence in all aspects of perioperative care. CA-1 rotations focus on teaching residents core anesthetic concepts and skills, as well as providing an introduction to regional anesthesia, chronic pain, obstetric anesthesia, and postoperative care. During the CA-2 year, residents are exposed to advanced anesthesia subspecialties including pediatrics, cardiothoracic anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and vascular anesthesia. During the final CA-3 year, our residents are given the flexibility to spend multiple months refining skills in specialties of interest while continuing to perfect their perioperative skillset in preparation for successful careers in either academic or private practice upon graduation.

2023-2024 Anesthesia Residency Block Schedule

Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina


Intern Block Schedule


Intern Transition (CA-0)

Our CA-0 Lecture Series starts in the last month of the intern year as an introduction to anesthesia with daily didactic and/or simulation sessions that are 2-4 hours in length. Basics of Anesthesia ("Baby Miller") is covered during this introductory series, along with several simulation experiences covering everything from machine check-out to OR Crisis Management. It is an intense and focused preparation to transition our residents from their intern year to the OR. New residents are also paired 1-on-1 with a senior resident each day during this time. 

In July, the series transitions to a weekly lecture series on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 PM to progress through Clinical Anesthesiology by Morgan and Mikhail, in conjunction with the ASA Toolbox CA-1 Basic Exam Preparation curriculum. The transition from the intense June lecture series to the CA-1 lecture series has been developed to allow CA-1 residents to have a very strong clinical knowledge base that will allow them to succeed on the ABA's board exam structure, which includes the ABA Basic Written Exam at the end of CA-1 year, exemplified by our 100% board pass rates for the past five years.