The Anesthesiology Residency Program at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center has been continuously accredited since 1969. As of the summer of 2017 it is an advanced program, but we have requested ACGME approval for a (preliminary) Clinical Base Year. We will offer initially five categorical positions, possibly during the current Match period, with an exciting curriculum focused on diagnosis, optimization and active treatment of perioperative medical conditions. Many other changes have been implemented in the last academic year; please revisit the website often to learn about updates and new developments.
The Faculty at WMC have sub-specialized clinical and scholarly expertise. Their contribution to resident education and growth occurs through teaching in the ORs, didactic and simulation sessions, as well as through fun workshops and hands-on exercises. A formal mentoring program helps our residents with personal and academic goals and challenges. Dr. Nitin Sekhri, Director of Pain Management, is Chairman of the Clinical Competence Committee and Dr. Irim Salik, Pediatric Anesthesiologist, is Associate Program Director in charge of the Curriculum. All the didactic sessions originate at WMC and are streamed many-directionally, so that all the residents may actively participate.
Ten (10) CA-1 residents begin their training every July. The clinical rotation sites are:
Our Program takes great pride in providing our residents individually-tailored support, encouragement and experience while setting high, but achievable, academic standards and professional practice goals. The residents who pursue Fellowship training have strong mentoring and advocacy; Critical Care, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia are our residents’ favorite sub-specialties. Approximately half the residents chose to begin practice after graduation. Although our Faculty members hail from many programs in the nation, the Department is happy to employ our graduates. The training we provide is that good!
We recruit hard-working, fun-loving, dedicated, reliable, self-aware and mature candidates who enjoy team-work and are serious about taking exceptional care of patients. You can find detailed, up to-date information about our program at FREIDA Online. The Recruitment Committee Members, Faculty and Residents review ALL the applications submitted via ERAS, and select approximately 30% of applicants for interviews. Although good scores are predictive of academic success, we are a very inclusive and diverse program. We believe that we can help you achieve if you have the drive and commitment. We want to train compassionate, dedicated doctors who are our team-mates, colleagues, professional friends and contributors to our field.
Thank you for your interest in the Anesthesiology Residency Program at New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center.
A. Elisabeth Abramowicz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center