Most of the action during your second clinical anesthesia year takes place in the various anesthesia subspecialties. The CA-2 rotations include the following:

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia


Pediatric Anesthesia

Obstetric Anesthesia

Regional Anesthesia

Pain Medicine

Critical Care Unit

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Liver Transplant Anesthesia

With exposure to the various subspecialties, you will begin to acquire the knowledge and techniques vital to your training as a consultant anesthesiologist. After your residency, when practicing anesthesiology in the “real world,” you will frequently draw from this knowledge base. This also is the time to start focusing on how you will spend your CA-3 year.

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