Ashlie R. Stowers, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Travis D. Wilson, M.D.
The department of Anesthesiology is committed an intellectual environment that will facilitate the acquisition of comprehensive knowledge, technical skills, clinical judgment, and professional attitudes which are essential to the practice of anesthesiology. The clinical base year is designed to provide a basis of knowledge and experience in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, surgical intensive care, and preoperative medicine. The clinical anesthesia years are graded in terms of severity of illness, complexity of surgery, and risk of morbidity/mortality. In the PGY-2 year, basic knowledge and anesthetic skills are learned on lower risk patients undergoing relatively simple procedures. Many of these patients are ambulatory. The PGY-3 year is designed to teach subspecialty anesthesia. The PGY-4 year is designed to offer flexibility regarding the resident's career goals. Residents in the PGY-4 year manage anesthesia for the most difficult surgical procedures, often with high risk patients.
The didactic program and clinical teaching are based on a curriculum centered on the core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems based practice.
An important goal of the program is to ensure board certification for the residents. The final goal is to train a highly competent consultant anesthesiologist who interacts appropriately with colleagues and maintains a desire for life-long learning.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Mail Code 7838
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 567-4506
Fax: (210) 567-6135