Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University Anesthesiology Residency Program has instituted all-day Education Days for their residents. Education Day, Wednesdays from 8 am to 3 pm, rotates weekly among the CA-1, CA-2 and CA-3 cohorts. Education Days feature a variety of academic activities including lectures, problem based learning discussions, board reviews, simulation sessions, keywords and case discussions. Because residents have no patient care responsibilities on Education Days, there is no disruption to the residents' clinical learning and there are fewer anesthesia handoffs that could impact patient safety. Education Day includes lunch with the Chairman to facilitate more resident face time with the Chair and promotes resident bonding and wellness while sharing a meal together.