Clinical Base Year
Twelve months of non-anesthesia training are required for entry into the ABA examination system. Anesthesia residents entering at the PGY-1 level via the NRMP receive clinical base year training at affiliated hospitals of Baylor College of Medicine. The clinical base year is designed to expose residents to a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings which provides a foundation upon which anesthesiology training can be built.
Residents rotate through the Department of Medicine (general, ICU, cardiology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, and infectious disease), Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology (transfusion medicine), and Otorhinolaryngology.