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Jeff Walker, CA-3, teaches residents in Hue, Vietnam

Deborah Fretwell, CA-1, presents a poster at WARC

University of California, San Francisco
By Manuel Pardo, Jr., MD
We would like to congratulate the 25 residents who graduated from our program in 2017. Three-quarters of
our graduates are pursuing fellowship training, in specialties that include pediatric anesthesia, cardiothoracic
anesthesia, critical care medicine, regional anesthesia, pain medicine, trauma anesthesia, and research. The rest of
our graduates are working in either private or academic practice in Northern California.
This year, we began a major overhaul of our resident didactic program by creating a new monthly Anesthesia
Education Day (AED). Each AED incorporates resident well-being, mentorship, and advising, as well as traditional
didactic learning. The eight-hour day is divided as follows: 50 percent clinical didactics (lectures, hands-on skills
workshops, problem-based discussions); 30 percent resident wellness topics (e.g., resilience training, prevention of
burnout, mindfulness, happiness and pro-social emotions); and 20 percent dedicated to mentorship, advising, or
feedback. Other changes to our residency this year have included a rotation focused on the logistics of scheduling
and managing a busy suite of operating room and non-OR locations.

Benjamin Marsh, CA-1, Manuel Pardo, MD, (Program Director), and
Won Lee, CA-1 at the California Medical Student Symposium hosted by
the University of California, Irvine in September 2017

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Shona Lee, CA-2, presents a poster at the Western Anesthesia Resident
Conference, hosted by OHSU in Portland



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