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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

#9 in the Nation

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

12 fellowships

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

Fellowship training in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University provides depth and breadth in 11 clinical practice areas and one in research. Each of these unique 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

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates

WashU’s Anesthesiology residency and fellowship classes of 2022 gathered throughout the month of June to celebrate each program’s graduates.
2022 Residency & Outstanding Teacher Award recipients announced

2022 Residency & Outstanding Teacher Award recipients announced

Every year, as the fourth-year residency class graduates, the Department of Anesthesiology likes to celebrate a select few residents who have made extraordinary accomplishments throughout the year. The graduating class also nominated a faculty member who has made the biggest impact on their clinical training for the annual outstanding teacher award. We’re delighted to announce this year’s residency and outstanding teacher award recipients!
Nine residents place at 2022 MARC Conference

Nine residents place at 2022 MARC Conference

This past April, nine residents in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis placed at the 2022 Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference (MARC). Residents competed against their colleagues from 34 Midwestern universities.  “We have strategically built our residency program so that our trainees are provided with the access to resources […]