Resident Life

Anesthesia residents currently rotate at three hospitals within the UMass Memorial Medical Center network: University Campus, Memorial, and Hahnemann. The University campus is the home base of the residency program and is a level 1 trauma center attracting a wide range of clinically challenging cases including trauma, cardiac, thoracic, vascular, neurologic and pediatrics. Residents quickly become comfortable with even the most challenging and difficult cases while rotating at University campus. The Memorial campus houses 18 busy operating rooms including high-risk obstetrics and gynecology, minimally invasive robotic surgery, urologic surgery and the NICU. Memorial is also home to our chronic pain clinic and interventional suite. At the Hahnemann campus, residents experience anesthesia in an ambulatory setting and become very familiar with regional anesthesia and rapid operating room turnover for a variety of orthopedic, plastic, and ENT surgeries.

The Anesthesiology program at UMass Memorial Medical Center produces highly competent clinicians prepared to manage any case or difficult airway that comes through the door. Each year many of our residents match to extremely competitive fellowship programs including cardiac, pediatrics, critical care, and regional anesthesia. Also, a number of residents have graduated from the Critical Care fellowship at UMass which prepares physicians to manage even the most difficult post-operative patients. We are confident in saying that our residents graduate with all of the tools and resources necessary to pursue fellowship training of their choice or to have a successful career in academia or private practice.

Each residency class is a diverse group of approximately eight residents, making it easy to connect with colleagues of common interest. There are a variety of activities organized by both the residents and the department that foster a sense of community. Annual events include the Summer Barbeque, History of Anesthesia tour of Boston, holiday party, perioperative softball game, and the end-of-the-year Pig Roast are a welcome change of pace and are well attended by residents, attendings, OR support staff and their families.

The central location of Worcester makes skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont or sunbathing on the beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island a very short drive away. Worcester is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offers residents all of the benefits of living in a suburban area while maintaining an urban experience including the theater, art museums, major concert venues, parks, and much more. Worcester nightlife has substantially grown in the last ten years with the emergence of award-winning restaurants and a range of bars, clubs, and lounges to satisfy an array of interests. For those of you with growing families, Central Massachusetts boasts some of the finest suburban school districts in the nation as well as a variety of outdoor activities to keep even the most active children occupied.

We would highly recommend training at UMass to anyone interested. Please feel free to contact us at any time and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nicholas Petrinec DO
Matthew Stebulis, MD
Chief Residents
Department of Anesthesiology
UMass Memorial Medical Center

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