Stanford Anesthesia Didactic Education Program

At the start of the residency in July, there are 3 weeks of an intensive CA1 lecture schedule dealing with basic considerations in anesthesia. For the rest of the year, CA1 residents attend their own weekly CA1 lecture program dealing with general anesthesia topics. Each resident class attends the lecture on a separate day. An interactive, resident-led session involving project-based learnings/case discussions/M & M/board question review begins at 16:00. A formal talk by a faculty member follows.

CA-1 Introduction to Anesthesia Lecture Series - Sample Schedule

Date Title Lecuter Chapter
July 10 Basics of Professional Conduct/Tips Dr. J. Brock-Utne
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July 11

Preoperative Evaluation and Choice Of Anesthetic Technique Dr. S. Fischer
9
July 12 Anesthesia Systems Dr. R. Jaffe 11
July 17 Positioning and Associated Risks
Dr. D. Drover

15
July 18

Autonomic Nervous System

Problem-Based Learning Discussion 

Dr. G. Lighthall

Dr. A. Adriano

3
July 19 Pharmacologic Principles


Dr. S. Shafer

2
July 24 Inhalational Anesthetics Dr. S. Shafer 4
July 25

Intravenous Anesthetics and Opioids

Problem-Based Learning Discussion

Dr. S. Shafer

Dr. A. Adriano

5,6
July 26 Local Anesthetics Dr. D. Horstman

7
July 31

Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

Airway Management and Tracheal Intubation

Dr. J. Collins

Dr. J. Collins

13
Aug 1 Problem-Based Learning Discussion

Dr. A. Adriano

 

12
Aug 2

Introperative Monitoring

 

Dr. T. Angelotti

16

Aug 8

Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

Problem-Based Learning Discussion

Dr. J. Brock-Utne

Dr. A. Adriano

8

 

Example Lecture Schedule

Junior Resident Lecture Schedule Attending
Premedication and Anxiolysis
A. Shafer
Pre Op I Schmiesing
Pre Op II
Fischer
Use and Safety of Neuraxial Anesthesia in the OR
Pollard
Pediatric Airway Management
Chen
Management of the Difficult Airway Collins
So you want to publish in A&A? S. Shafer
Anesthesia In Remote Locations Vokach-Brodsky
Conscious Sedation and Monitored Anesthesia Care Sastry
NO LECTURE - ASA Week  
Joint "Ethics in the OR" session with senior residents on Oct. 25th A. Shafer
MAC and Pharmacodynamics of Inhaled Anesthetics Saidman
Care for Patients with Previous Transplantation Angelotti
NO LECTURE - Mock Oral Exams  
NO LECTURE - Thanksgiving Week  
The Anesthesiologist as a Consultant in Codes & Medical Emergencies Harrison
Circuit, Machines and use of the Virtual Anesthesia Machine Kulkarni
Regional Anesthesia Upper Extremity
Vokach-Brodsky
Regional Anesthesia Lower Extremity Vokach-Brodsky
NO LECTURE - Holiday Week  
NO LECTURE - Holiday Week  
Pulmonary Physiology and Anatomy Pearl
Cardiac Physiology Siegel
Sick Patients--Invasive Monitoring and Cardiorespiratory Concerns Mihm
Non-cardiac Surgery and Heart Disease Schmiesing
Control of Acute Pain
McDaniel
Fluid Therapy, Crystalloid or Colloid
Pearl
Perioperative Care of Trauma Patients
Walters
Perioperative Care of Burn Patients
Waddell
Research Opportunities in Anesthesia Residency
F. Davies/Federspiel
Transfusion Management
Fontaine
Shock
Lighthall
OB: Normal Labor and Delivery
Butwick
OB: Physiology of Pregnancy
Lipman
NO LECTURE - Lottery  
OB: High Risk Situations, C-section, Aspiration
Riley
What Actually Happens During an On-pump CABG Operation? S. Howard
Off-pump CABG and Post Op Care Lighthall
Intravenous Agents S. Shafer
Minimizing Perioperative Morbidity--What Improves Outcomes? Schmiesing
NO LECTURE - Mock Oral Exams  
Care of Surgical Patients--The Surgeon's Perspective Curet
Peds: General Anesthesia Ramamurthi
Peds: Preop Edler
Peds: Regional Anesthesia and Post-op Care B. Philip
Pharmacokinetics of Inhaled Anesthetics
S. Shafer