Woodland Anesthesiology Associates and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center are an integral part in the University of Connecticut Anesthesiology Residency Program. Anesthesia residents rotate through our various departments during their four years of training. This incorporates the following rotations:
Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesia
Acute and Chronic Pain
Advanced Clinical Anesthesia
The University of Connecticut Anesthesiology Residency Program offers the resources of a university-sponsored residency combined with the clinical variety and volume of cases available at its large affiliated teaching hospitals. Private practitioners with specialty training, many years of experience in clinical anesthesiology and a commitment to education, comprise the majority of the faculty. Access to research staff and support at the university rounds out the experience.
Our focus is directed toward comprehensive training that molds a well-rounded perioperative physician and consultant in anesthesiology. This is accomplished by a three-pronged approach to training that strives for clinical excellence, academic achievement, and scholarly activity. This basic philosophy prepares our residents for careers in either academic medicine or private practice. Our residents also learn about the economics of anesthesiology and the importance of participating in our local and national professional organizations. We take pride in providing rotations and assignments based on educational value rather than manpower needs. We have high expectations of our residents; however, we acknowledge that differences in learning styles exist and will provide each resident with the personal attention that he or she needs in order to succeed.
Jeffrey B. Gross, MD, Chairman and Program Director