Education Programs

The Department of Anesthesia provides training programs for medical student education in the IU School of Medicine MD program, residents and fellows training in the Graduate Medical Education program, and graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree in Anesthesia as part of the Anesthesia Assistant program.

The strength of the IU School of Medicine anesthesia program centers on the clinical diversity of the program and its involvement in the entire spectrum of surgical procedures. The anesthesia didactic program is structured to develop the necessary knowledge, judgment and professionalism required of a member of the anesthesia care team.

Medical Student Training

The anesthesia clerkship for third-year med students is a core rotation intended to expose students to the basics of peri-operative management. Multiple electives in anesthesia are available to fourth-year students.


Four-year categorical residency positions and three-year advanced residencies are available. With 80 anesthesia residents, IU School of Medicine has one of the largest anesthesia residency programs in the United States.


Three anesthesia fellowships are available at IU School of Medicine for sub-specialty training: pediatric anesthesia, pediatric cardiac anesthesia and dental anesthesia.

Graduate Degrees

Indiana University School of Medicine offers a Masters of Science in Anesthesia program, which includes an intensive 28- month didactic curriculum that prepares learners for certification as Anesthesiologist Assistants.