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Anesthesiology Residency Program

Our ultimate goal is to provide you with all of the requisite knowledge and skills to be an outstanding consultant anesthesiologist.

About this program

Our program offers a challenging and comprehensive educational experience with broad clinical exposure across all subspecialties, an extensive and learner-centric didactic program, a robust resident research and QI program and an excellent track record of graduate success.

Tufts Anesthesiology is ACGME-accredited and offers 10 categorical positions with an intentionally designed Clinical Base Year that includes exposure and experiences in general surgery, internal medicine, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, critical care medicine, acute pain medicine, chronic pain medicine, addiction psychiatry and foundations in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. The surgical case mix is skewed towards complex and high-risk, resulting in challenging clinical experiences for residents throughout their training.

The environment: What makes us different?

Despite Tufts Medical Center's (Tufts MC) increasingly complex and growing patient population, we remain a medium-sized program. As a result, the department of maintains an intimacy and familiarity among faculty and residents that fosters an ideal learning and working environment for personal and professional development. Over the years, residents and faculty have chosen Tufts MC's program because of this unique mix of high-caliber clinical training in a psychologically safe and supportive environment.

Tufts MC also differs from other local academic centers in providing adult, outpatient pediatric and obstetric care all under one roof. This offers our residents the considerable advantage of continuous and intermittent exposure to these areas throughout their training.

We are proud of our department's diversity which includes different races, ethnicities, languages spoken, nationalities, sex, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and ages.

Resident progress

We aim to provide consistent, daily, formative feedback to residents through the use of an app-based platform that allows trainees to request an assessment of their performance in a variety of professional activities, including technical and non-technical skills, as well as clinical reasoning and management. In addition, the Clinical Competency Committee reviews each resident's progress at least bi-annually using ACGME milestones. Residents also anonymously evaluate the faculty and the program regularly. Each resident is paired with a faculty mentor to help guide them through their training.

Resident scholarly activity

While the extent and the intensity of scholarly activity productivity is trainee dependent, each resident is required to complete at least one academic project over the course of their training. Editorial assistance and academic mentoring is provided by faculty mentors to ensure success. The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other Tufts University resources are readily available for support. Tufts MC residents have consistently presented at regional, national and international meetings each year.

Resident outcomes

Approximately 80% of our residents choose to complete fellowship training and consistently match at top-tier, competitive fellowship programs across the country each year, including in Pain Medicine, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesia (including Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia), Obstetric Anesthesia and Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. Consistent with national trends, a growing percentage of our most recent graduates are choosing to go directly into practice, both academic and private.

Our first-attempt board certification rates are consistently well above the national average. 

Resident Life

A busy yet reasonable work schedule, collegial working and learning environment, and world-class educational infrastructure are the hallmarks of resident life at Tufts MC. Our attention to clinical mentorship, work-life balance, feedback and a resident-driven wellness program helps to create an environment where trainees can thrive. 

Graduating residents remember their time at Tufts MC with a sense of pride, satisfaction and fondness. A significant percentage of our faculty, including department and program leadership, are alumni of Tufts MC anesthesiology training programs.

We are committed to nurturing a dynamic environment that promotes the learning, teaching, and practice of the clinical, intellectual, and ethical aspects of anesthesiology. Tufts MC's anesthesiology provides innovative educational opportunities for our residents and aims to produce tomorrow’s leaders in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pain medicine.

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Golden Laryngoscope

The Golden Laryngoscope is a monthly recognition program to highlight the above-and-beyond contributions of a resident and provide an opportunity to laud exemplary professionalism or performance. The highlighted resident will receive a golden laryngoscope pin and recognition for their efforts.

Thank you again for learning more about our program. We are honored by your interest and hope to meet you in your journey towards a career in anesthesiology. We look forward to learning more about you.

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Maurice “Frankie” Joyce, MD, EdM, FASA
Program Director
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Nichole Formicola, MHA, C-TAGME
Assistant Director of GME, Perioperative and Surgical Specialties
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