Clinical Program


The anesthesiology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine is a four-year program starting at the PGY-1 year with an Internal Medicine Internship. The Clinical Base Year (CBY) level is designed to provide the anesthesiology resident the wide range of clinical experience necessary to competently enter into his or her clinical anesthesia training, beginning with CA-1.


The CA-1 level is devoted to teaching residents the basics of preoperative anesthesia care, general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, post-anesthesia care and anesthesia equipment. Later in the CA-1 level, the emphasis shifts to the anesthetic care of children and pregnant women, as well as to critical care medicine in general.


The CA-2 level is designed to satisfy the requirements for all remaining subspecialty rotations, including Neuroanesthesia, Cardiac, Chronic Pain, Pediatric, Regional and Acute Pain, and SICU.


The CA-3 level is dedicated to developing a mastery of anesthesia, including Advanced subspecialty experiences as requested by the resident. Additionally, a Research Track is encouraged for residents in the CA-3 year, and the department has many research clinicians, as well as basic scientists, who open their laboratories to support resident research. The CBY, CA-1, and CA-2 levels are relatively rigid in design; however, the CA-3 level is much more flexible and allows the resident to individualize his or her educational experience.



CBY Level





Remaining rotations are determined by the program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. All requirements of both the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology and the American Board of Anesthesiology for the Clinical Base Year will be fulfilled.


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CA-2 Level














CA-3 Level











In the CA-3 year, emphasis will be placed on clinical competence and independence.


The subspecialty elective rotations for the CA-3 level include:


  1. Advanced Clinical Anesthesia
  2. Advanced Neuroanesthesia
  3. Advanced Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  4. Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia
  5. Advanced Obstetric Anesthesia
  6. Advanced Pain Medicine (Chronic)
  7. Advanced Pain Medicine (Regional)
  8. Advanced Critical Care Medicine


Click here for the current list of Rotation Directors.


Download the TU Anesthesiology Residency Handbook here.



General OR 1 month
Obstetrical Anesthesia 1 month
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 2 months
Neuroanesthesia 2 months
Pain (Chronic) 2 months
Pediatric Anesthesia 2 months
SICU 1 month
Pain (Regional) 1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month TUHC/UH
ICU 2 months TUHC/OH
General OR 7.5 months
SICU 1 month
Obstetrical Anesthesia 1 month
PACU 0.5 months
Pre-Op Clinic 1 month
Advanced Cardiac Anesthesia 2 months
Advanced OB Anesthesia 1 month
Advanced Neuroanesthesia 1 month
Transition to Practice 1 month
Trauma 1 month
Elective/Research 6 months

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