ACGME requires all Internal Medicine training programs to structure the curriculum to optimize resident educational experiences, including perioperative medicine. Teaching residents about perioperative risk management is challenging in a community hospital with limited resources and low surgical volume.

Our goal was to introduce an interactive educational module on perioperative cardiac risk assessment and management in a community residency training program.

The study was a single-center online education-based intervention from September 2020 to January 2021. 24 categorical internal medicine residents at MetroWest Medical center were included. A self-paced online education program followed by two sessions of a 30- minute, group modulated review and discussion were provided monthly. The pre- and post-evaluation with 20 questions were conducted to assess perioperative cardiac risk assessment and perioperative cardiac risk management before and after education.

20 out of 24 residents (83%) were included in the analysis. Medicine residents performed significantly better after involvement with the educational module by comparing the pre- and post-evaluation score (10.7 ± 2.7 vs. 13.8 ± 1.8, p0.05).

Implementing an interactive multi-modular curriculum in a community hospital increased residents' awareness and knowledge of perioperative cardiac risk assessment and management. We are confident that this will result in improved performance on the consult services.