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Chief Residents' Message 

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn about our residency program. At Temple, we have a long tradition of graduating top-notch physician anesthesiologists. Our residents benefit from a diverse clinical environment, robust didactics, and a wide set of opportunities in research and leadership. The clinical breadth available to a Temple resident is broad. We rotate through several main pavilions: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital where we do our pediatric rotations. Our program offers a full-service clinical experience that prepares trainees to excel.

We are also constantly focused on evolving and remaining at the leading edge of our field. Along with elective research rotations, residents are encouraged to attend and present at both regional and national society meetings, and residents with a truly global perspective have an opportunity to participate in medical missions abroad. Furthermore, our educational model continues to improve to meet the needs of modern anesthesiologists. We are fully adapted to the new paradigm of the BASIC exam (for junior residents) and the ADVANCED exam (for senior residents). 

The benefits of completing residency here at Temple do not end when you leave the hospital.  Philadelphia offers something for everybody.  The professional sports teams keep the city alive and excited throughout every season, and club sports are offered through various social organizations in the city.  Philadelphia has an extremely rich cultural life and is also home to some of the best food in the world. Trendy restaurants are always popping up in various parts of the city and the museums, cultural events, concerts, theatre, outdoor markets and festivals are great places to spend time outside of work.

Temple residents successfully obtain competitive jobs across the nation, in both private practice and academic settings, as well as choice fellowships in almost every subspecialty. As a testament to our program, many of our recent graduates have decided to stay here for fellowship and ultimately join our faculty.

We wish you the best of luck during the application process, and we hope we get to meet you in Philadelphia! Please contact us with any questions about our program. 

Mario Farias Kovac, MD, William Runcie, MD, Vanessa Starks, MD