One of our best assets is the quality and diversity of cases you will experience. We have four base hospitals, all located in the Milwaukee area and within 2-5 miles of our main campus. There is no need to send residents outside of our Medical College of Wisconsin Program for additional experience. Strengths of our residency program, as identified by our graduating residents, include a high volume, high risk obstetric service, a comprehensive pediatric experience at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (physically connected to our main campus at Froedtert Hospital), a Pain Program that incorporates state-of-the-art techniques and procedures with a very strong didactic component, and a newly established Regional Block rotation with ultrasound and nerve stimulation, to establish expertise in regional techniques for perioperative analgesia. Advanced training is offered in ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in Pain, Pediatrics, Critical Care, OB, and Cardiac, and non-accredited fellowships in Neuro and Regional Anesthesia. Our case volume is very good (~600 cases per year), but not excessive. This provides time to read and avoids any issues with violation of the ACGME-mandated, 80-hour workweek.
We want to integrate you into the culture of our organization and provide you networking opportunities and scholarship experiences designed to complement your clinical skills. We have a mentoring program that matches each resident with a Faculty mentor who extends his/her friendship, advice and expertise to areas within and beyond the academic program. We also seek resident input on our Education, Clinical Competence, and Curriculum Committees.
We make extensive attempts to provide timely and constructive feedback to our residents. Residents receive monthly electronic evaluations from Faculty that they have worked with in the prior 30 days. And conversely, the resident is asked to electronically evaluate these same faculty. On a quarterly basis, each resident receives a confidential summary of their performance as it compares to their peers.
We aim for transparency in our processes and easy access to information. We maintain rotation schedules and the didactic calendar on the New Innovations website, where residents also are able to check their attendance records and view their evaluations. The Angel website houses all videotaped lectures and PowerPoint.
And finally, Milwaukee is a great place to live! The City of Milwaukee and surrounding suburbs are known for lack of traffic congestion, a low cost of living, and a beautiful (and active) lakefront. The community is small enough to get around in easily, yet loaded with quality shopping, entertainment venues, and restaurants. The people are warm, friendly, and welcoming. For those residents with children, there are many top-rated school systems, and we are happy to assist you with information and recommendations.
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