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UC Irvine residents and faculty at the resident summer retreat

University of California, Irvine
By Kyle Ahn, MD
The UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care welcomed 10 outstanding new interns into
our categorical anesthesiology residency program in 2017. Residents welcomed the new interns by having fun and
working in teams to solve a murder mystery scavenger hunt in Newport Beach. It was a great time for bonding and
team work.
Our program continues to develop new educational opportunities for residents. With resident input, the program
implemented an operating room supervisory rotation and operating room management rotation for senior
residents. These structured experiences aim to prepare graduating residents for independent practice and to
develop perioperative leadership skills. Later this year, we will begin a structured four-year leadership development
program for residents, consisting of workshop activities and exercises tailored to each class.
This summer, the 6th Annual California Anesthesia Medical Student Symposium returned to UC Irvine. It was
hosted by the UC Irvine Anesthesiology Interest Group with support from the Department of Anesthesiology and
Perioperative Care. We had a great turnout with over 70 medical students from across the country in attendance.
Students learned about the specialty of anesthesiology from residents and faculty representing many of the
California residency programs and participated in a variety of hands-on educational activities. Chief residents,
Johnathan Cyr, CA-3, and Mohammad Esfahanian, CA-3, participated in an all-resident Q&A panel and taught
medical students point-of-care ultrasound.
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