Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency

The Anesthesiology Residency program is dedicated to equipping our residents with the skills and compassion needed to excel as versatile physicians. Our goal is to nurture well-rounded professionals who are adept at delivering anesthesia services to a diverse range of patients in various clinical environments and scenarios.

Training the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our residency program’s mission is two-fold:

  • We will teach and train you to become a well-rounded, capable and compassionate physician who is comfortable providing anesthesia services to a diverse population within a wide variety of clinical settings and scenarios.
  • We will prepare you to become a skilled and knowledgeable anesthesiologist who is confident using the latest opioid-sparing anesthesia techniques consistently and effectively with his or her patients.

Message from the Director

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Vlad Frenk, MD, FASA

Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Quinnipiac University Anesthesiology Residency program. Our residency is based at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC), a 473-bed facility within the Hartford HealthCare System. SVMC has been serving Bridgeport, one of the largest and most ethnically diverse cities in Connecticut, for over 120 years.

Our faculty has trained at premier programs and brings their experience and knowledge to Quinnipiac and Hartford HealthCare. Our anesthesiology residency program offers excellent clinical training amongst a diverse patient population, often with significant co-morbidities. Given the complexity of our patient population and the diversity of cases, our residents will be uniquely prepared for independent anesthesia practice. Our particular areas of interest and expertise are opioid-sparing and early recovery after surgery (ERAS) techniques. Additionally, our Regional Anesthesia fellowship program graduates one to two fellows each year.

Resident Experience

We offer four advanced anesthesiology residency positions each year (PGY 2–4). The applicants also have the option to link an advanced program with the preliminary PGY-1 medicine program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Prospective residents may think of this linked program as comprising up to four categorical positions —internship in internal medicine and a guaranteed position in anesthesia for the completion of training — even though our programs are separately administered and require separate applications through ERAS. 

Throughout their training, residents will engage in a diverse curriculum that ensures comprehensive education across various anesthesia subspecialties. Our curriculum and program structure are focused on equipping residents to become independent physicians, fellowship candidates and future leaders.

In their final year, residents may select up to three electives which may include any anesthesiology subspecialty, a research month or any other rotation discussed and agreed upon in conjunction with the program director. The schedule may be adjusted by the program director to ensure adequate clinical training experiences, case log numbers and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) compliance.

  • Acute Pain

  • Cardiovascular Anesthesia

  • Airway/Thoracic Anesthesia

  • Obstetric Anesthesia

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

  • Regional Anesthesia

  • Neuroanesthesia

  • Ambulatory Anesthesia

  • Chronic Pain

  • ICU

  • The Anesthesiology Residency program’s didactic curriculum is structured to have unique didactic experiences for each PGY class along with shared educational activities in all three years

  • The Anesthesiology Residency program’s didactic curriculum will occur as a standing dedicated day every month. The day will vary depending on the PGY level.

  • When residents are in separate locations (St. Vincent Medical Center or Montefiore Medical Center), lectures will be conducted via Zoom. If a hands-on workshop is scheduled as one of the sessions, these will be facilitated in person by anesthesiology program faculty.

Resident-led and faculty-facilitated daily discussion of Anesthesia keywords

  • 6:30-7:00 am daily

Morbidity and Mortality Conference to teach residents core skills for reducing medical errors, promoting patient safety and accepting professional responsibility for the care of patients

  • First Thursday of the month

Journal Club to highlight the newest research and clinical developments in the field

  • Third Thursday of the month

Grand Rounds to expose residents to a range of topics in anesthesia practice and management

  • Fourth Thursday of the month

Simulation Training to provide residents with opportunities for active learning and practice of procedural and communication skills

  • Held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Standardized Patient Assessment Center (SPAC) or Hartford Hospital Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI)

  • Weekly during CA-1 Boot camp and at least semi-annually afterwards.

Compensation and Benefits

Residents within the Anesthesiology Residency program enjoy a healthy compensation package including but not limited to a bi-weekly salary, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, accident insurance, an employee assistance plan, access to a retirement plan and much more.

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We commit to building a culture of health and racial equity, fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all. We value the uniqueness of each person and embrace diverse backgrounds, opinions and experiences. We make space for intellectual, racial, social and cultural diversity and treat everyone with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to ensuring our communities, patients and colleagues across our care system feel accepted and valued, thus establishing a sense of belonging within our program and healthcare sites.

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