Education

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine offers instruction throughout all four years of the medical education curriculum. For the first year, we have put the human patient simulator front and center, as an integral part of our physiology course. It is used for a hands-on practical review of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology. The third-year, one-week, required-clerkship apprentices each student to one or two attending preceptors and is divided between the operating rooms (ORs), didactic sessions, and patient simulator sessions. In the OR, we emphasize hands-on experience in airway management and intravenous cannulation. Throughout the four-year student experience, we make numerous elective courses available and the student body eagerly subscribes.

Training

We offer two residency training programs. The Anesthesiology Residency Training Program at the Mount Sinai Hospital continues to receive consecutive accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. At the five-year mark, we permanently expanded the program to educate a total of 96 total residents through a four-year continuum. We offer an integrated PGY-1 year as well. During the PGY-2, 3, and 4 years, we offer our residents a three-year program of progressive responsibility. The Anesthesiology Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West offers clinical rotations within the Mount Sinai Health System and at other institutions in New York City, offering a well-rounded experience.

We offer the following clinical fellowships:

Annual Symposium

Each year we lead a Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Perioperative Medicine. This week long meeting includes internationally renowned faculty and attracts hundreds of international participants from around the world. We have also arranged numerous continuing education meetings in Europe.

We house an extraordinary educational resource on the Departmental Intranet. We provide information on policies, procedures, links to organizations and agencies, knowledge bases, communication tools, and full text articles covering the gamut of anesthesia management.