Residency Program

Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA), Chair, Department of Anesthesia

Dear Prospective Resident,

I would like to encourage you to peruse our website to find out more about the great residency program that you might join.

I am proud of the residents in our program and the careful, well-informed, professional clinical care that they provide when administering anesthesia, managing acute or chronic pain patients as well as when attending in the ICU and preoperative assessment clinic.

The opportunities offered here are outstanding.

Do you want to become a superb general anesthetist with a view to a career in private practice?

You can start as a PGY 1 in our program integrating your internship with early anesthesia training throughout your PGY1 and PGY2 years. After becoming board eligible and graduating the PGY4 year we offer a two year Instructor Position, as an attending where you will gain further consultant experience in subspecialty anesthesia areas and have the opportunity to study and be prepared for your oral boards and final OSCE examination before venturing into private practice.

Do you want to become a physician educator and contribute to the knowledge and growth of our specialty by staying on in an academic department that values teaching and learning in its many forms?

You will be involved as a resident in simulation education and as a faculty member, we will plan a mentored academic career for you.

Do you want to become a physician scientist with a well structured academic career founded on either clinical, translation, or basic science research?

As a resident in our program, you will be mentored by one of our Professors to complete a Resident Academic Project of your choice. During the course of this project, you will learn how to develop an academic concept and bring this to the stage of presentation and potentially publication. Such Projects can be interesting case reports, or a simulation scenario development, or could be basic, clinical or education research projects all developed with the intention of providing you with the skills to become an academic anesthesiologist should you so wish.  Then you can apply for a Fellowship Year in one of the ACGME approved subspecialties; Adult Cardiac Anesthesia, Adult Chronic Pain, Pediatric Anesthesia or Adult Intensive Care.  After this, you will be eligible to continue as an Assistant Professor in the Department.

So whatever you may be looking for, we can challenge you and create the opportunity for your success as a clinician, clinician educator, or clinical scientist. Come and see for yourself!

Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA(SA)