Maine Medical Center
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Residency Life

The anesthesiology residency at MMC is a categorical program. We take 8 categorical residents each year..

From the beginning, interns are included in department activities. They attend didactic sessions when possible. They rotate within the Internal Medicine department and have several rotations throughout the year with the anesthesia department. Interns begin their Anesthesia Boot Camp during June of their intern year.

At a Glance:

  • We are a small program at a large and busy university affiliated medical center
  • 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
  • MMC Modernization Project
  • 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
  • Rural and International rotation opportunities
  • Dedicated academic time

Work-Life Balance

  • All residents are provided wellness time in order to meet personal health needs
  • 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.
  • Work hard, play hard!
  • Wide range of living experiences spanning both urban and rural
    • Residents commonly live in Portland, South Portland, Gorham, Scarborough, Cumberland, Biddeford, Saco and Westbrook
    • Despite recent influx of people to this area, home prices remain reasonable compared to our regional counterparts
  • Residents receive discounted ski passes
  • Highly ranked public school systems in the Portland area
  • Easy access to Portland International Jetport or Boston Logan International Airport
  • Ability to rent sailboats through the HAS
  • Residents are eligible for the Healthy Payback program
  • Social events –For all residents and department sponsored events
    • Residents attend yearly team bonding event at Kennebec River
    • Department events include hockey games, happy hours, trivia nights
  • Gym membership provided by GME

List of Resident Involvement

  • Anesthesia residents have held elected positions in MMC House Staff Association (President)
  • Appointed positions in Maine Society of Anesthesiologists, Maine Medical Association
  • 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
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group of anesthesiology residents dining out in a casual setting
group of anesthesiology residents dining out in a casual setting

The Way Life Should Be

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