One of the unique aspects of our program is the internship, or Clinical Base, year (CBY). Many anesthesiology programs start residents at the PGY-2/CA-1 (1st Clinical Anesthesia year, the first year of post-CBY training) level, after residents have completed a transitional internship year elsewhere. We offer the option to apply to our program as an intern through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), so that you will train for all four years of your residency at the University of Illinois.
From day one of your internship, you are considered a member of the Department of Anesthesiology and invited to participate in all departmental activities and social functions.
As part of thirteen four-week rotation blocks, you’ll spend time during your internship year in Internal Medicine at the Jesse Brown VA and University hospitals, in Surgery at the Jesse Brown VA, in Emergency Medicine at the University hospital, in Cardiology Consults at the Jesse Brown VA, in Anesthesiology at the Jesse Brown VA and University hospitals, and in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Illinois Hospital. This schedule provides you with both the necessary foundation of inpatient care emphasizing the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and an anesthesiology experience that prepares you for the first Clinical Anesthesia (CA-1) year.