The didactic aspect of IU School of Medicine’s anesthesiology residency program is structured to develop the necessary knowledge, judgment, and professionalism required of a board-certified anesthesiologist. The curriculum stimulates learners to understand of the science of anesthesiology. Each resident’s progress in both the academic and clinical aspects of anesthesiology is carefully monitored.
Clinical training occurs on the school’s Indianapolis campus at five tertiary-care hospitals: IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Eskenazi Hospital, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Medical simulation is a core component of training future anesthesiologists. The 30,000-square-foot Simulation Center in Fairbanks Hall at the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus provides additional educational diversity. Formative OSCE training scenarios in the simulation environment prepare residents for the APPLIED portion of the board certification exam.
In addition, the Department of Anesthesia participates in weekly Grand Rounds that feature clinical case presentations, journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, and presentations by nationally renowned visiting professors. Attendance and scholarly presentations at American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), and other anesthesia society meetings is encouraged and supported during residency training.
IU School of Medicine anesthesiology residents and faculty can access schedules, learning modules, resources, communications, and more from the Department of Anesthesia course site on Canvas.