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 Anesthesiologist Assistant program.

The strength of the IU School of Medicine anesthesiology program centers on the clinical diversity of the program and involvement in the entire spectrum of surgical procedures. The anesthesiology 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 Phase 2, third-year medical students is a core rotation intended to expose students to the basics of peri-operative management. Multiple electives in anesthesiology are available to Phase 3, fourth-year students.


Four-year categorical residency positions (PGY1 + CA1-3) and three-year advanced residencies (CA1-3) are available. With 80 anesthesiology residents, IU School of Medicine has one of the largest anesthesiology residency programs in the United States.

Graduate Degrees

Embedded in the Department of Anesthesia, IU School of Medicine offers a Master of Science in Anesthesia degree.  The program is an intensive 28-month didactic and clinical curriculum that prepares learners for certification as Anesthesiologist Assistants.