Pre-Operative Anesthesia Evaluation and Consultations

The rotation on the Pre-Operative Anesthesia Evaluation and Consultation Service (PAU) is a 2 two-week rotation in your CA-1 and CA-2 years.  Patients are sent to this unit by the surgeon for a pre-operative evaluation.  The resident is expected to evaluate each patient and recommend, if necessary, further testing and/or consultation with a subspecialist for optimal pre-operative management.  The resident is also expected to evaluate in-patients on the add-on list and in-patient consultations to determine their readiness for the operating room.



Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology