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Welcome to the Residency Training Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where residents have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art anesthesiology in a collegial and supportive environment. Our commitment to resident education ensures that upon completion of their training, graduates feel comfortable in any clinical situation. Faculty members, expert in all subspecialties of anesthesia, are approachable, friendly, and eager to teach. Our tri-institutional residency allows residents exposure to the practice of anesthesia and critical care in three different world-class institutions: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, The Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, each literally across the street from the others.
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has a long tradition of excellence in medicine with an international reputation built on its distinguished history. One of the few surviving hospitals from the time of the American Revolution, it is the oldest hospital in New York and the second oldest hospital in the United States, chartered by King George III of England in 1771. Now the major teaching hospital for the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital operates in a new facility spanning two city blocks overlooking the East River.
In addition to providing care to patients in the 34 operating rooms, we daily manage the care of patients in the cystoscopy and lithotripsy suites, the electrophysiology laboratory, the endoscopy suite, the MRI and in-vitro fertilization suites, and the neuroradiology and outpatient pediatric clinics, where ophthalmologic, dental, and otolaryngologic procedures are performed. In the labor and delivery area, where about 5000 deliveries are performed per year, more than 90% of patients receive epidural analgesia for labor. We also manage the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, co-manage the Neurosciences intensive care unit, and provide care in the William Randolph Hearst Burn Unit, the only such unit in NYC and the largest in the country.
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Consistently rated among the finest centers in the country for orthopedic procedures, The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) provides medical and surgical services for patients of all ages with arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, and injuries. The Sports Medicine Institute, a prominent division of HSS, services both amateur and professional injured athletes. In over 85% of surgical cases, regional anesthesia is used. The emphasis on regional anesthesia provides an excellent opportunity for resident teaching as well as clinical research.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is devoted to the complete care of patients with neoplastic diseases. Here the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine manage not only the busy operating rooms but also the 24-hour post anesthesia care unit, the intensive care unit, and pain management. Anesthesia is provided for a variety of procedures ranging from sedation for biopsy of a mass, to anesthesia for pediatric patients undergoing lumbar punctures, to major excision of organs invaded by neoplasm.
Our residents are bright, highly motivated, hardworking individuals who are interested in pursuing residency education in a challenging and dynamic environment. The residency is structured so that on first entering the program, interns are tutored (one-on-one) for eight weeks by faculty who are selected for their interest and skills in teaching. When on call during these early weeks of residency, the junior resident "shadows" more senior residents. As their knowledge base and level of comfort increase, residents are allowed to provide care for more challenging patients and begin to function independently while on-call.