Academic Activities

IU’s didactic program is structured to develop the necessary knowledge, judgment, and professionalism required of a board certified anesthesiologist.

The strength of the Indiana University Anesthesia program lies in the clinical diversity of the program and its involvement in the entire spectrum of surgical procedures. The education is enhanced by working at various hospitals including a bustling county hospital with a Level-1 Trauma center (Ezkenazi Hospital), a major University center (IU), a children’s hospital (Riley) along with a VA and a large private hospital (Methodist). Each hospital will provide the resident with its own distinct variety of unique clinical experiences.

Furthermore, our department recognizes that daily intraoperative teaching is an essential component of residency education. Intraoperative teaching is facilitated by a high ratio of faculty members to residents and a structured specialty curriculum. In addition, the CA-1, CA-2, and CA-3 resident classes have seperate weekly lectures along with experience-appropriate sessions in the Patient Simulation laboratory.

There is also a weekly Grand Rounds for the entire department featuring clinical case presentations, journal clubs, morbidity and mortality rounds, and presentations by nationally renowned visiting professors. There are mock oral boards sessions and in-service training examinations to help residents prepare for the board certification examinations. Attendance at ASA and other anesthesia society meetings is encouraged in the third year.