Academic AspectsEdit


- Each hospital has a group of anesthesiologists who practice primarily at one hospital; each day a resident is assigned to a specific operating room and anesthesiologist

Teaching to Service ratioEdit

- generally good; each individual anesthesiologist is generally very open to answering questions or giving mini-lectures during the day between cases □ Anesthesia department also has monthly resident rounds that family medicine residents can participate in.

Other Learners Were you working with other residents/students? Edit

there was rarely more than one learner per operating room, but there are always other residents (anesthesia, family medicine) and medical students on rotation at the same time


Practice PopulationEdit

- patients from London, Ontario and south western Ontario 1) University Hospital - only centre in London with cardiothoracic surgery; mix of high and low acuity cases; no obstetrics 2) St. Joseph's Hospital - greater proportion of lower acuity and day surgeries; obstetrics and hand and upper limb surgery also at this centre 3) Victoria Hospital - higher proportion of higher complexity cases; obstetrics, urology and trauma surgery at this centre



Week in the Life of...Edit

- Monday through Friday full day, with Wednesday afternoon fam med academic half day; Each day spent in a different operating room, often with a new staff anesthesiologist

Call requirementsEdit

- no call shifts are required of family medicine residents; earlier days or later days may be required if you need to review the charts of inpatients who are on your case list the next day

Other Things to addEdit

- Excellent teaching around airway management and physiology and pharmacology, opportunity to put in central lines and iv's

Date of Last Edit: November 2010