Anesthesiology Residency Program

Welcome to the anesthesiology residency program at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children’s Hospital! We are excited you’ve chosen anesthesiology as your specialty. During your training you will develop the knowledge and skills to become an outstanding anesthesiologist and consultant. Our anesthesiology residency training program offers a comprehensive educational experience with broad clinical exposure across all subspecialties, an extensive didactic program, a robust resident research program, and an excellent track record of graduate success.

Introduction

The program is ACGME accredited and offers eight advanced positions (CA-1 to CA-3) and two categorical positions with a surgical preliminary year at Tufts Medical Center. The surgical case mix is skewed towards the complex and high risk resulting in challenging clinical experiences for residents throughout their training. 

The Environment

Despite the complexity we remain a medium-sized program. As a result, the department maintains an intimacy and familiarity amongst staff and residents that fosters an ideal environment for learning and mentorship. Over the years, residents and staff have chosen Tufts because of this unique mix of high caliber training in a comfortable, supportive environment.

Tufts Medical Center also differs from many academic centers in that it provides adult, 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 the diversity we have in our department. Our department is comprised of different races, ethnicities, languages spoken, nationalities, sex, gender identities, sexual orientation, religions, disabilities, and ages. 

Resident Progress

The Clinical Competence Committee reviews the progress of each resident based on attainment of ACGME milestones. These are evaluated by faculty and program leadership on a regular basis using a confidential evaluation system. Residents also evaluate the faculty and the program on a regular basis. Each resident is paired with a faculty advisor to guide them through their training. 

Resident Scholarly Activity

Residents are required to prepare a research project. Editorial assistance and academic mentoring is provided by faculty mentors to ensure success. The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other university resources are readily available for support. Residents have consistently presented at regional and international meetings.

Resident Outcomes

On average, 80% of our residents chose an additional fellowship year. Our board certification rates are consistently above national average and we successfully place our graduates into the best practices and most competitive fellowships. 

Resident Life

A busy, but reasonable work schedule, collegial atmosphere, and world class infrastructure are the hallmarks of resident life at Tufts. Our attention to work life balance, feedback, and wellness provide a supportive environment for our residents to thrive. Graduating residents remember their time at Tufts with a sense of pride, satisfaction, and fondness.

We are committed to nurturing a dynamic environment that promotes the learning, teaching and practice of the clinical, intellectual and ethical aspects of our specialty. Our program remains well positioned to seek out innovative educational opportunities for our residents and produce tomorrow’s leaders in anesthesiology.

Thank you again for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you.

Josephine Hernandez, MD
Program Director
Email: jhernandez@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Victoria Vo, MD
Associate Program Director
Email: vvo@tuftsmedicalcenter.org