This is a Basic Clinical Training (BCT) year and the 12 rotations (plus 4 weeks vacation) offer the resident exposure to a broad range of medical care. This year of training forms a base to prepare the resident for the variety of future anesthesia responsibilities while helping the resident prepare for Part II of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying examinations. There are two periods each of anesthesia, general internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and general surgery. Of the two remaining periods, one is devoted to emergency medicine and the other is an elective rotation. Six other programs will also participate in this BCT year of training and an overall PGY-1 coordinator is responsible for overseeing resident education and evaluation along with the anesthesia program director.