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What to Expect 

What to Expect
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What to Expect
Author(s):

Sanjay Dwarakanath

and Lindsey Van Drunen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190885885.003.0001
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date: 20 February 2020

This chapter describes the process of orientation for the incoming clinical anesthesia year 1 (CA-1) resident. It highlights information to seek out during the orientation period and discusses the mentor or preceptor programs now integrated by multiple academic institutions. Furthermore, it suggests how to obtain and organize a patient’s preoperative information to present it to the attending anesthesiologist. This chapter also touches on the basics of the Anesthesia Knowledge Test and In-Training Examination administered to anesthesia residents nationwide. Finally, it emphasizes the importance of a team-based approach to perioperative patient care and the consultant role of the anesthesiologist.

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