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ICU reqs for residency

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by gisnap, May 8, 2008.

  1. gisnap

    gisnap Junior Member

    Apr 30, 2004
    I have been trying to do a search of the ABA web site, internet, and SDN for the current requirement for ICU for residency. The last I've heard is that it's 4 months. I am thinking about doing 2 in internship. Is there anywhere I can find the specifics on these requirements? Thanks.
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  3. bubalus

    bubalus Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2004
  4. RickKane

    RickKane 10+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    I just read this the other day on the ASA site. I'll see if I can't find the link. In the meantime, I believe for residents starting July 08 the new requirement is 6months of ICU, 2 of which may be completed during intern year.
  5. RickKane

    RickKane 10+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Oops looks like it is 4 months...thanks for the link.

    Here it is

    "Experiences in perioperative care must include rotations in critical care medicine, acute perioperative and chronic pain management, preoperative evaluation, and postanesthesia care. These experiences must consist of at least four months of distinct progressive rotations in critical care medicine; at least three months in pain medicine that may include one month in an acute perioperative pain management rotation, one month in a rotation for the assessment and treatment of inpatients and outpatients with chronic pain problems, and one month of regional analgesia experience in pain medicine; one month in a preoperative evaluation clinic; and 0.5 month in a postanesthesia care unit. The Review Committee will allow two months of critical care medicine and one month of pain medicine experiences to occur during the Clinical Base Year."
  6. person2006

    person2006 Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    What about for those already in residency?
    Are we able to graduate under the old guidelines?
    I tried but failed to find this info on the acgme site.
  7. Vie221

    Vie221 7+ Year Member

    May 8, 2008
    I think that if you are in residency already you still follow the old guidelines of 3 ICU months. The changes take place for people entering this year and starting their CA-1 in July 2009.

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