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Our trainees thrive in a challenging environment fueled by a spirit of camaraderie and our shared determination to improve care. 

Residency & Training

The anesthesiology residency training program at Washington University School of Medicine is uniquely situated to train expert consultants in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine as well as foster the development of physician-scientists. Washington University and the Department of Anesthesiology are international leaders in the fields of basic science and clinical research.

Our residents receive exceptional training and education in these areas and are equipped to take full advantage of future opportunities in community and academic practice, research, and fellowship opportunities in each of these areas.

Fellowship Programs

11 fellowships

Medical education is not static, rather it is an evolutionary process. Continuous evolvement does not happen by accident, it takes foresight and flexibility.

Each of these unique fellowship opportunities is designed to train future leaders in general clinical practice and in the subspecialties of anesthesiology. The goal is not only academic success—it is the development of a lifelong commitment to continued learning.

Simulation Center

Washington University’s Simulation Center and faculty are committed to advancing the science of using simulation in the education of medical students and residents. Our specialty is a leader in this technology and our department is committed to this educational mission.

Residents and small teams also train in the Wood Simulation Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Equipped with the most advanced mannequin-based simulation, the center provides a location for groups of trainees at many levels — practicing physicians, residents, students, nurses, and allied health professionals — to integrate task-training with simulation, with the ability to run a specific scenario repeatedly until the performance of all team members is error-free.

Education News

Highlights from the 2024 IARS Annual Meeting

Highlights from the 2024 IARS Annual Meeting
Faculty, staff, and trainees from the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently attended and participated in the 2024 International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting in Seattle, held from May 17-19.

Celebrating Our Chief Residents: Reflections, Future Plans, and Words of Wisdom

Celebrating Our Chief Residents: Reflections, Future Plans, and Words of Wisdom
As our three chief residents prepare for graduation on June 15, they share their post-graduation plans, reflect on highlights of their training and living in St. Louis, and offer parting words of advice for their colleagues. Please join us in celebrating their successes and many contributions to the department and the field of anesthesiology.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks #11 in the U.S. News & World Report

Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks #11 in the U.S. News & World Report
The Nurse Anesthesia Program at Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing has once again proven its excellence, securing the eleventh spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Nursing Anesthesia Schools. This recognition highlights the program’s commitment to providing top-tier education and training for aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).