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Resident Resources

Welcome to the resident webpage! In July of each year, McMaster Anesthesia Residency Program welcomes the addition of new residents to the PGY-1 cohort. A unique aspect of our residency program is the collegiality amongst the residents. Historically, the McMaster anesthesia residents form a tight-knit group, and we share good times with each other both in and outside of academic settings. We also demonstrate collegiality with residents from other Canadian programs, as evident by our residents' annual involvement in the CAS conference and the McMaster-Western Resident Research Exchange Day. We are also actively involved in global health development, with two residents being selected every year for an international elective in Uganda.

Our training program has always maintained a strong reputation, as we constantly strive for improvement and renovations. The regional anesthesia block has received great resident feedback and has been identified as a strength in our annual internal reviews. The simulation program is undergoing changes to its curriculum with increased resident involvement and participation. Our residency program is always striving toward excellence, and the resident group is an integral part of this process.

The resident webpage site is designed with the intention of providing a commonplace for sharing academic resources, program information, and links that are relevant to anesthesia residents at all levels of their training. Contents of the site will be continually updated with relevant articles, practice guidelines, and notices for upcoming academic events. Specific information pertaining to the residency program, such as schedules, academic core teaching programs and archived presentations, and reference materials, can be accessed at the password-protected link to MedPortal. Contents of the MedPortal site are meant to be available for McMaster anesthesia residents only.

Resident Information Guidelines

Guidelines for the Practice of Anesthesia

American Society of Anesthesiologists Guidelines

American Society of Regional Anesthesia Guidelines

Ambulatory Anesthesiology Guidelines

Resident Manuals


Reach for the Top

First started in 1986, this annual (end of the academic year) trivia contest pits a resident team against a staff team, with a dinner and awards following the competition.

Resident Research Exchange Day

This event is held each year with the University of Western Ontario Anesthesia Residency Program, with the site alternating between the two campuses. Research and academic projects are presented and judged. A dinner and friendly trivia competition follows the presentations.

Resident Retreats

Resident retreats are held four times per year. Residents participate in comprehensive program evaluations, team-building events, and/or social activities. A formal Resident Retreat on Education was organized in 2012 by the Program Director and RTC resident representatives for purposes of evaluating the program as a whole.

Program Director's Annual Barbeque

This informal, backyard meal is held at a faculty member's home year summer for the Department residents and faculty. Spouses, children, and significant others are invited and welcomed.

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