The Department of Anesthesiology of the University of Utah School of Medicine has maintained national prominence both clinically and academically for over twenty years. Excellent training is available for candidate interested in an academic career or in private practice.
Advantages of training in the anesthesiology residency at the U of U medical school:
- Uniform resident success in passing boards, obtaining fellowship positions and employment
- Excellent case load mix and numbers (approximately 500 cases/resident per year)
- All clinical rotations occur at university or affiliated hospitals within two miles with the exception of clinical rotations of IMC month; the close proximity of affiliated hospitals minimizes commuting times and facilities lecture attendance.
- All required training occurs in Salt Lake City; there is no need to send residents to other programs.
- Training in subspecialties of pediatric anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, perioperative echocardiography and obstetrical anesthesia, as well as pain management are particularly strong.
- Residents typically find affordable housing within a ten minute or less drive from the hospitals.
The University of Utah and its affiliated hospitals offer a total of thirty-nine residency positions in anesthesiology. The Department of Anesthesiology is approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and accredited by the ACGME for three years (CA1-CA3) of residency training. Residents are accepted into the program every July. The positions (CA1) are awarded to applicant students through the NRMP (National Residents Matching Program). Internships (PGY-1) are available through the University of Utah and any affiliated hospital. Residency training is approved by the ABA and all affiliated hospitals are approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. Administration of all types of general and regional anesthesia is supervised by faculty anesthesiologists. This includes anesthesia for a wide variety of routine and unusual surgeries: anesthesia for cardiovascular and pulmonary procedures, neuroanesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, handling of the emergency airway, dental anesthesia, the management of pain and intensive care.
The CA3 year of training consists of advanced anesthesia training, research or special training in clinical areas, such as pain management, cardiac, obstetrical and pediatric anesthesia and intensive care.