PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4

Scheduling runs on blocks–with every block being four weeks long.

The PGY-2 (CA1) year includes blocks of basic anesthesia (approximately 8 to 10 blocks). Later in the CA1 year, residents begin subspecialty training. By the end of the CA2 year, residents usually have completed all the subspecialty rotations and met all the minimum case requirements identified by the ACGME.

PGY-2 and PGY-3 (CA1 and CA2) Year Rotations
Rotations Number of blocks Equivalent number of weeks
Basic Anesthesia    
      General Surgery, Urology, Gynecology (Gs) 4 to 5 16 to 20
      Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics (Os) 4 to 5 16 to 20
      Nights (Trauma) 0.5 x 4 8
Pediatric Anesthesia 2 8
Neurosurgical Anesthesia 2 8
Cardiovascular/Thoracic Anesthesia 2 8
Obstetrical Anesthesia 2 8
Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia 1 4
SNICU/CVICU 2 8
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 0.5 2
Chronic Pain Medicine 1 4
Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic (APEC) 0.5 2
Ambulatory Surgery Center 1 4
Echocardiography (ECHO) 1 4
Satellite Anesthesia 0.5 2
Vascular Anesthesia 0.5 2

Approximately 24 months total time–these numbers will vary a small amount among individual residents

PGY-4 (CA-3) Year Rotations
Rotations Number of blocks Equivalent number of weeks
SNICU/CVICU 1 to 2 4 to 8
Acute Pain/Regional Anesthesia 1 4
Advanced Clinical Anesthesia 2 8
Nights (Trauma) 1 4
Day/Night Call Team Leader (3911 pager) 1 4
Transition to Independent Practice 1 4

 

Available Electives
Senior Obstetrical Anesthesia
Des Moines Cardiac Anesthesia
Echocardiography
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Any Anesthesia Subspecialty
Research
Simulation