Welcome to The George Washington University Anesthesiology Residency Program! If you're looking for a collegial program where you'll also receive top-notch training, you've come to the right place. No matter where you go for residency, the hospital will become your second home, and it is the people at GW that will make your time here a great one. The support and attention you'll receive from attendings and close relationships you'll develop with your co-residents at GW will make your residency memorable and enjoyable.
GW does an excellent job preparing you for life as an attending. Whether you are preparing for fellowship training, academia, or private practice, you will leave GW ready and confident. Our residents have gone on to do cardiothoracic, regional, pediatric, chronic pain, and critical care fellowships at renowned institutions nationwide. GW currently offers fellowships in critical care and, through our integration with Children's National Medical Center, pediatric anesthesia. You will be exposed to specialty cases as a CA-1, allowing you ample amount of time to decide if you want to pursue a fellowship prior to applying in your CA-2 year.
As you start your training at GW, you will be paired with an attending one-to-one your first month to assist you in the transition from internship to anesthesia residency. There will also be days in that first month where you will work with a senior resident to get a better understanding of the resident experience. This will be supplemented with an integrated curriculum of didactics and simulation training to help prepare you for both written and oral boards. You won't take call until several weeks into your residency, to allow you time to adjust to the OR before taking on additional responsibilities.
During residency, your time outside of work will be especially precious, and DC is a great place to make the most of that time. The city has a near limitless amount of things to do -- dining, parks, shops, museums, theatres, and professional sports are all just outside your door. The diversity of DC's neighborhoods and those of neighboring Maryland and Virginia ensure that you'll be able to live somewhere that feels like home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!
Michelle Chen and Zak Shinton, 2021-2022 Chief Residents