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About This Program
The Mission Statement of our department is to serve our diverse community by striving to continuously improve the delivery of outstanding perioperative care in a rich context of education, research and clinical service. We aim to accomplish this by working hand in hand with our residents to create an environment that is both intellectually stimulating and nurturing of the many talents which our residents bring forth. Our faculty, under the leadership of Dr. Alex Bekker, MD, Professor and Chair, is dedicated to providing superior resident training for preparing future leaders in the practice of anesthesiology by serving as both educators and mentors. Although clinical training occurs at three separate sites, the main teaching site is University Hospital in Newark, a Level One Trauma Center. Here, the residents are exposed to a plethora of complex cases ranging from routine elective surgeries on patients with multiple comorbidities to a high volume of trauma cases. In addition, our ambulatory center offers a mix of more simple, outpatient procedures. Clinical exposure is also supplemented with three hours of protected weekly didactics and a robust simulation program, preparing our graduates for all components of the American Board of Anesthesiology path to certification. Lastly, as residency is a time of immense personal and professional growth, our Wellness Curriculum ensures that while navigating through their training, residents are able to achieve success and maintain a healthy work-life balance. After completing the residency, each graduate will not only master of all aspects of perioperative care and be prepared for the independent practice of clinical anesthesia, most importantly, they will do it with integrity and pride. Our graduates have a strong track record of obtaining competitive fellowship positions in all subspecialties, finding excellent employment opportunities in both academic and private-practice setting, and achieving ABA certification. We hope you will consider us so we can demonstrate the merits of our program.