Innovative Education Program
Innovative education programs are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to add an additional year of training outside of the standard 12 months of clinical base and 36 months of clinical anesthesia training.
Residency training programs wishing to participate must apply to the ABA for consideration prior to seeking approval from the ACGME. Programs approved and designated to serve as innovative training programs by the Board must then request approval from the ACGME prior to final consideration by the Resident Review Committee (RRC).
Once approved, programs may offer residents an opportunity to add up to a year of research or a year of specialized training in critical care medicine, pain medicine, adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine, sleep medicine or pediatric anesthesiology.
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