The Goal of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Anesthesiology Residency Program is to facilitate learners during four years residency to cultivate their clinical and technical skills to the highest capability to be able to practice anesthesiology as outlined
by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).
We accomplish this by providing an environment that promotes the acquisition of clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, and attitudes essential to the practice of anesthesiology. We provide an in-depth didactic program, a wide variety
of online learning opportunities, simulation based learning, excellent clinical experiences and mentorship.
We encourage and foster an environment for our residents to work effectively as members of an interprofessional healthcare team and provide an environment that is conducive to accomplish this aim.
Overview of the Program
The Anesthesiology Residency Program at DMC, Wayne State University comprises a four-year educational experience approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This includes one year of non-anesthesia clinical training (Clinical Base Year) and three
years of clinical anesthesia training (CA-1, CA-2, and CA-3 years). Residency Program curriculum is designed to provide residents graduated clinical experience and timely feedback in all of the six General Competencies defined by the ACGME:
Detroit Medical Center provides a variety of experience to our residents with adult and pediatrics anesthetics, administered by our anesthesia providers (anesthesiologists, residents, and nurse anesthetists). On an average day, there are more clinical opportunities than there are residents.
The resources of Wayne State University and the Detroit Medical Center are available to help expand our research efforts. Our faculty are actively involved in a variety of clinical research projects. Our residents are strongly encouraged to participate in our projects, have the chance to co-author abstracts and articles, and present them at national conferences.
As part of their training, residents actively participate in daily didactic morning sessions journal clubs, research conferences, mortality and morbidity conferences, and perioperative case discussions. We encourage our residents to attend national conferences (ASA, IARS, PGA, SAMBA, SCCM), and provide them with financial allowances for that purpose if they are the presenters.
Again, thank you for your interest in our residency program.
Welcome to the Detroit Medical Center Anesthesiology Residency Program! We appreciate your interest in our program and would love for you to join our team. The goal of the training program at the DMC is for you to become a skilled, confident anesthesiologist that will be well prepared for fellowship or practice.
A little bit about us. We are a medium sized residency program with 12 residents per year located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. You will complete a diverse intern year followed by three years of anesthesia training at DMC affiliated hospitals. Our intern year is well integrated into our program as a whole. You will have the opportunity to form close bonds with senior residents and attendings during your surgical intensive care unit, pain medicine, and pre-admission testing rotations. Interns are also welcome to take part in journal clubs and socials, so once you join us in the OR as a CA-1 year, you will already feel like you are a part of our anesthesia family. Anesthesia bootcamp month is during June of your intern year. Bootcamp is unique to our program. You’ll step into the OR paired with a senior resident and attending to begin mastering your clinical anesthesia skills. A thorough didactic series on the basics of anesthesia also runs during this month, which allows for a seamless transition into the OR as a CA-1 resident.
Our case exposure is abundant, and you will far exceed the minimum ACGME requirements for graduation. We have a regional anesthesia program with fellowship trained attendings leading the way. Our high-risk obstetrics population and the pediatric anesthesia exposure at Children’s Hospital of Michigan provides excellent preparation for academic or private practice. We have a high volume of critical cardiac patients that include Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as well. Weekly didactic sessions and oral board prep help residents to continue their knowledge base and prepare them well for BASIC, ADVANCED, and oral boards.
We have a close-knit residency program with invaluable faculty who care deeply about the success of each resident. They not only serve as great instructors, but also mentors to help you achieve your personal and career goals. Many of our residents go on to match with competitive fellowships in Cardiac, Critical Care, Pain Medicine, Regional, and Pediatrics at prestigious institutions.
We encourage you to consider our program for your anesthesiology residency training. We are proud to represent our program here at the Detroit Medical Center and wish you the best of luck with your application and interview cycle.
In addition to course related evaluations/credits, each medical student involved in a research project can receive a written research participation evaluation from the Department of Anesthesiology. For those who have completed their research requirements, evaluations or references by the faculty may be obtained by contacting:
3990 John R, Box 162
Detroit, MI 48201
P. (313) 966-5022
F. (313) 993-3889