Clinical Base Year (PGY-1)
One year of the resident's total training must be the Clinical Base Year, which should provide the resident with 12 months of broad education in medical disciplines relevant to the practice of anesthesiology. The Clinical Base Year usually precedes training in clinical anesthesia. It is strongly recommended that the Clinical base Year be completed before the resident begins the CA-2 year; the Clinical Base Year, however, must be completed before the resident begins the CA-3 year.
In addition, there should be rotations in critical care and emergency medicine, with at least one month, but no more than two months, devoted to each. Up to one month may be taken in anesthesiology.
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