We are very excited that you are interested in pursuing your anesthesiology training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. While our program is a nationally ranked training program with an endless number of educational and research opportunities, two things that separate us from other programs are our close-knit residency classes and our supportive faculty.
Starting on the day you match with us, you will be included in our residency mailing lists where you will find current residents willing and able to help answer all your questions about moving to St. Louis and beginning your training. You will also immediately be put in contact with your fellow rising interns to start building the relationships that will be the cornerstone of your personal and professional life through the remainder of your career.
Once you arrive, you will be welcomed by all of us in person and included in all social events that are a regular aspect of residency life outside of work here at WashU. We do not view the intern year as a separate experience from your overall training; you will be included as one of our co-residents right from the start.
Once you join us in the operating rooms in your CA1 year, you will find faculty members who are passionate about teaching and resident education. Our mentors pride themselves on being accessible and approachable to the residents. At WashU, the residency is considered the lifeblood of the department, and our educational mission is one of the department’s top priorities.
While we believe the operating room is one of the most important places to learn our discipline, we also are continually developing new educational initiatives to help our residents learn outside of the operating room. Recent examples include weekly ultrasound (TTE and TEE) lectures and practicals as well as short educational videos for many commonly encountered issues in the perioperative environment.
In short, we are extremely passionate about Washington University and the relationships we have made here. We cannot wait to meet you in person and share more of our program with you.
Benjamin Hargrave French, MSc MD
Megan Mary Para, MD
Jason Andrew Jai-Lian Han, MD
Chief Residents, Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis