The Anesthesia Houses are an innovative program designed to foster small close-knit communities within a large, multi-site academic department. Each resident is assigned to one of three groups who along with participating faculty engage in a number of scheduled events throughout the year. These have ranged anywhere from casual social dinners hosted in the home to sponsored informational meetings with legal and financial professionals. The primary goals of this program are to:
Promote horizontal and vertical professional mentoring between residents of different classes
Facilitate development of out of hospital friendships and family communities
Provide a casual forum for participating faculty to impart real word advice to young professionals which lies outside the scope of the hospital environment
We understand that in a large program spread across multiple clinical sites it is possible for residents to feel disconnected from the core program and their classmates. The Anesthesia Houses project is our newest initiative to ensure that our residents are fully supported throughout their careers.
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