A Residents Typical Day

Time Activity Description

06:15-06:30

Room and machine setup.  Check out drugs.

06:30-07:00

Morning Conference

07:00-07:30

See first patient of the day. Prepare for surgery: start IV, premedication, epidural/block, lines.

07:30-09:30

Patient to OR.  Start first case.

08:30-10:30

Morning break.

11:00-13:00

Lunch break, food provided for anesthesia residents in the anesthesia library.

13:00-17:00

Finish last case of the day.  Relieved according to numbering system.

Afterwards:

See post-ops from previous day; see any in-house pre-ops for next day (about 65%-75% of patients are seen in our pre-op clinic).  Discuss the next day's cases with attending (in person or by telephone).

Call numbered residents:

See FAQ section