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Residency Life

The anesthesiology residency at MMC is a categorical program that accepts five new residents a year. Starting intern year, residents have two months rotating with the anesthesia department.

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International Rotation opportunities

At a Glance:

  • 20 Residents- small program
  • High clinical case load volume
  • Over 50 staff anesthesiologists
  • MMC – Referral base for over 1.3 million people from Maine and New Hampshire
  • Over 600 beds, 54 anesthetizing locations
  • Only Level I trauma center in Maine, largest north of Boston
  • Regional leader – open heart surgery, kidney transplantation, pediatric surgery, OB and Neurosurgery
  • Residents assigned advisors during PGY1 year.
    • Meetings with advisors and program director every (6) months to assess progress and career plans
  • State of the art simulation center
  • Affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 100% Board pass rate
Anesthesiology residents at the Maine State House

Work-Life Balance

  • Maine Medical Center prioritizes resident well-being. 
  • One of the only programs in the nation to provide call breaks to residents during their 24 hour call shift, Monday-Friday.
  • PGY 1 Residents are given a day off during the beginning of the PGY1 year to allow them to set up appointment with local providers. 
  • Portland lifestyle – encourages wellness
    • World-class hiking, sailing, skiing, and beaches, to name but a few, make this an attractive area in which to live and work.
  • Low cost of living and wide range of choices spanning both urban and rural
  • Either renting or purchasing a home is manageable on a resident salary
  • Highly ranked public school systems in the Portland area
  • Easy access to Portland International Jetport or Boston Logan International Airport

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  • Elected positions in MMC House Staff Association (President, Treasurer)
  • Appointed positions in Maine Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Hospital department committees (HVAC, Quality Improvement, Wellness, Transfusion/Blood Bank, etc.)
  • Tufts University School of Medicine Admissions committee
  • All residents attend Program Evaluation Committee meetings

List of Maine Accolades: