University of California, Irvine

4U Residency Curriculum

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine provides residents an innovative and comprehensive educational curriculum called 4U. Each “U”, or “University,” represents one of the four years of anesthesiology training so that residents progress from acquiring the fundamental knowledge needed to be a perioperative physician, beginning in the PGY-1 year, to preparing for independent practice in the senior year. Each resident class is provided a protected education day every four-week period. 4U Days are resident-class specific and include a variety of activities including case conferences, workshops (e.g. regional anesthesia, point-of-care ultrasound), simulation, and interactive didactics. In addition, a Professional Formation Series progressively integrates wellness, ethics, humanism, and practice management into the curriculum. Please visit the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine for more information: http://anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_residency_didactic.shtml

Perioperative Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine has positioned itself to be an industry leader in developing care models for Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) across multiple surgical specialties. A Perioperative Medicine Fellowship is organized into rotations and educational experiences, designed to provide each fellow with the opportunity to learn about Perioperative Medicine with a concentration in either Perioperative Surgical Home or Perioperative Management. The fellowship is flexibly tailored to each candidate based on his or her individual needs and desires, and department initiatives. Please visit the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine for more information: http://anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_periopmed_fellowship.shtml

Combined Anesthesiology-Critical Care Residency Program

This innovative, 5-year program integrates Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) fellowship-level training into the final two years of anesthesiology residency. The program is approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). UC Irvine Medical Center is the only Level I trauma center in Orange County, serving as the main referral center for over 3 million people. Furthermore, the 12-bed Burn ICU is the only comprehensive regional burn center in Orange County. Successful completion of the program will satisfy training requirements to be board eligible for certification in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Please visit the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine for more information: http://anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_criticalcare_residency.shtml

Combined Anesthesiology-Pediatric Residency Program

This innovative, 5-year residency program provides dual training in anesthesiology and pediatrics. It is one of the first combined programs to be approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Residents receive training in diverse top-tier hospitals, including three freestanding children’s hospitals, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). Residents completing the combined program will satisfy training requirements to be board eligible for certification in both Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Please visit the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at University of California, Irvine for more information: http://anesthesiology.uci.edu/education_pediatric_residency.shtml