Anesthesia Residency Program


We currently have 81 residents in Anesthesiology, or 26 residents in each of our three Clinical Anesthesia (CA) years.  We have 4 residents in our Clinical Base Year. One of many of the advantages of receiving your training at Indiana includes our unusual diversity of training experiences.   Our residents rotate through five very different tertiary care hospitals with widely varying patient care missions.  The education and training you will receive in these settings will assure that after graduation that you will be competent and confident anesthesiologist.

Academic / Board Certification

In addition to competence in patient care, our curriculum prepares residents to be diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology.  We believe that problem-based learning best prepares you for the ABA oral examination. Problem based exercises are provided throughout the three years of training, and are the primary format for CA-2 and CA-3 education.  Periodically we have guest lecturers as well as focused sessions that prepare residents for the in-training examination . Medical Simulation has been a part of our curriculum for many years, and we moved to a new 30,000 square foot Simulation Center in Fairbanks Hall will provide additional educational opportunities.

Educational Environment

We place great importance on our residents being satisfied with their residency experience. We commonly hear that “the anesthesia residents seem to be some of the happiest residents on campus”.  We agree, but we continue to work towards making improvements to our program.

Where We Live

We also believe that our location in Indianapolis, Indiana (a large city with a small town feel) adds to our  educational environment.  There are a great many things to do in our city.  Whether it be spending time in the downtown (click here) , watching a Colt’s game (click here), go to a spring baseball game at Victory Field (click here), visiting the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (click here),  Indianapolis Museum of Art (click here), or Zoo (click here), or watching a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (click here) we believe that Indianapolis has much to offer in addition to top quality residency education.

Thank you again for your interest in the anesthesiology residency at Indiana University.