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Temple University Hospital’s Anesthesiology Residency Program!

Anes. Chief ResidentsWelcome to Temple University Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, located in the "City of Brotherly Love." We are delighted about your interest in our residency program and eager to share with you details about the unique training experience at Temple University.

Temple Anesthesiology is a program that provides exceptional clinical and academic training and offers an environment for trainees to reach their maximum potential. We rotate through four major hospitals: Temple University Hospital (TUH), Jeanes Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Our residents have exposure to many of the anesthesia subspecialities during CA-1 year, which allows us to make a more informed decision in pursuing a fellowship. Temple University Hospital is a nationally recognized level I trauma center, with a high volume of penetrating and blunt trauma cases. Thus, our residents manage critically ill patients throughout the perioperative period, including in the surgical and neurosurgical ICUs. We have a robust transplant service, which includes heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants. Our lung transplant program has been ranked #1 nationally for consecutive years. With over 2,500 births annually, our residents are exposed to complex obstetric cases. TUH and Jeanes Hospital have a high volume of orthopedic, vascular, and general surgeries – which provides residents ample opportunities for regional anesthesia. In CA-2 and CA-3 years, we rotate through the renowned Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, respectively, for a wonderful pediatric experience.

We have a robust didactic program, starting with an 8-week orientation period in the summer of CA-1 year. New residents are paired one-on-one with an attending in the operating room during this orientation period, with an academic component each afternoon consisting of dedicated lectures and simulation sessions. After orientation, didactic training continues with our ongoing educational series consisting of half-day protected time for lectures, simulations, case discussions, and hands-on echo training in preparation for written boards, oral boards, and the OSCE. The education curriculum also includes weekly grand rounds lectures and monthly journal club and research meetings. Residents have at least six weeks of research time throughout residency to participate in various research and quality improvement projects, which has led to many of our residents presenting at national and regional conferences. We have dedicated faculty and leadership interested in resident education, development, and wellness. During our CA-3 year, there is an opportunity to participate in an elective international rotation to Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda, an experience highly regarded by past residents. Although this has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to resuming these rotations.

Philadelphia is a lively city with so much to do - art, history, sports, and fine cuisine! As a residency group, we have enjoyed annual water rafting in the Poconos and paintball events, as well as post-in-service training exam outings. Our residents typically live in the city and surrounding neighborhoods.

Once again, thank you for your interest in the program! If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us at: anesres@temple.edu