The Department of Anesthesia training program has approximately 80 total resident positions. The first clinical anesthesia year (CA-1/PGY-2) begins after completion of a clinical base year (PGY-1). The department offers four categorical positions which include one clinical base year followed by three clinical anesthesia years. It also offers 22 advanced positions per cohort which provide three clinical anesthesia years.
One of many of the advantages of training at Indiana University School of Medicine for residency is the unusual diversity of clinical experiences. Residents rotate through five unique tertiary-care hospitals with widely varying patient-care missions. The education and training in these settings ensure that residents are prepared to provide safe and competent anesthesia care to virtually any patient upon graduation.