Date Issued: 07/17/2008
Prior Revision Date:
Date Reviewed and Revised: 07/26/2010

Anesthesia Curriculum

Department: Anesthesia

Faculty Coordinator: Alan Frankfurt, MD

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: Monthly as arranged with department members

Length: 4 Weeks

Max no. of residents: 1

First Day Time: To be arranged with department members

First Day Place: To be arranged with department members

Weekends: None

  1. Course Description:
  2. Residents will work under the supervision of board-certified anesthesiologists in a variety of clinical settings. Residents will learn airway management skills and gain experience in placing peripheral and cetral access.

  3. Course Goals and Objectives: Residents will have exposure to general anesthesia, conscious sediation, epidural placement and pain management techniques.

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

  1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
  2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room

    Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Grand Rounds - IM Training Room

    Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Grand Rounds - Haggar Hall

    Additional anesthesia department conferences to be determined

  3. Clinical

    Residents are assigned to an anesthesiologist. The resident is expected to work with the anethesiologist in a variety of clinical settings. Residents are expected to attend every noon conference.