RESIDENCY

      The Anesthesiology residency is a continuous 36- month (3 years) modular training program. The resident trainee is expected to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors required of a competent specialist, to develop a critical mind to available scientific and clinical information and possess personal characteristics essential to the ethical and safe practice of medicine by the end of the training period.

 

     Upon satisfactorily accomplishing the didactic, clinical and research output requirements of the residency program, a Certificate of Completion is granted by the UP College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital. Completion of the Residency Training qualifies the trainee to take the certifying examinations by the Philippine Board of Anesthesiology (PBA).

Curriculum

The program follows a modular system of training where a trainee is assigned to a service or subspecialty within his/her competency for three to six weeks. The trainees work with the faculty-in-charge in planning the management of patients through referrals, direct supervision and pocket conferences.

MODULES

FIRST YEAR

  • Acute  Pain​

  • Ambulatory Surgery

  • Emergency and Trauma

  • General Surgery

  • Gynecology

  • Neuroanesthesia*

  • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia*

    • Bedside procedures

    • Cardiac catheterization laboratory

    • Diagnostic Radiology

    • Ear Unit​

    • Gastroenterology

    • Interventional radiology

    • Pediatric Hematologic Oncology

    • Radiologic oncology

  • Obstetrics*

  • Orthopedics​

  • Otorhinolaryngology 

  • Preoperative Assessment, Testing and Education Center (PATEC)

 

SECOND YEAR

  • Burn

  • Emergency and Trauma

  • Gynecology

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Neuroanesthesia 

  • Non-Operating Room Anesthesia

    • Bedside procedures

    • Cardiac catheterization laboratory

    • Diagnostic Radiology

    • Ear Unit​

    • Gastroenterology

    • Interventional radiology

    • Pediatric Hematologic Oncology

    • Radiologic oncology

  • Obstetrics and Obstetrical Emergencies

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedic-Spine​

  • Otorhinolaryngology

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Urology (Open Procedures)

 

THIRD YEAR​

  • Ambulatory Surgery

  • Chronic Pain

  • Dental Surgery

  • Emergency and Trauma

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • Obstetrics and Obstetrical Emergencies

  • Orthopedics​

  • Operating Room Administration and Management

  • Ophthalmology

  • Otorhinolaryngology

  • Pediatric Surgery-Neonatal

  • Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Critical Care, Telemetry Unit

  • Regional Anesthesia

  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Anesthesia

  • Urology (Minimally Invasive Procedures)

* Secondary level of involvement.

Didactics

Lectures are scheduled on a regular basis, given by the faculty members. The topics are based on the PBA Curriculum. This activity aims to strengthen the theoretical grasp of trainees of basic concepts in the specialty. 

Plenary Conferences

Plenary conferences are held every week discussing journal appraisals, 

clinical cases, morbidities and mortalities. A subspecialty conference is also 

scheduled monthly to discuss the management of cases unique to each

subspecialty. 

Section Conferences

Pocket section conferences are held regularly for sections with fellowship

programs. These provide a venue to discuss with the faculty-in-charge the 

perioperative management and challenges that were encountered. The

conferences also provide evidence-based updates on management through

journal reports. 

 

Simulation

The department is first anesthesiology training in the country to integrate

simulation. Simulation  is a technique that replicates clinical scenarios

through artificial models that closely resemble the real setting.

This innovative method of teaching enables the trainee  to be exposed in

crisis scenarios without exposing a real patient to danger. A debriefing

is conducted after  where technical and non-technical aspects observed

during the session are processed and discussed. 

Research

The department puts an emphasis on one of its core pillars. The trainees are required to present a case report on their second year of training and a research paper prior to graduation from the training program. 

Trainee's Welfare

The residents are given mandatory 3-week leave on their second and

third year of training. In partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and

Behavioral Sciences, the residents undergo regular group stress

management workshop to ensure that the residents are coping with the

stress of residency effectively. Mentoring program is also in place to assist

the progress of the resident's training.

Evaluation

The department evaluates the trainees in a multi-faceted manner to ensure a holistic progression in training. The trainees are given quarterly written and oral examinations to prepare them for the annual in-training examination and the diplomate board examinations after the  program. The trainees are also required to undergo workplace-based evaluations quarterly which consist of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (practical examination), Case-based Discussion, Mini-Clinical Encounter Evaluation and Multi-source Feedback. 

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