Education and Training

We aim to provide the highest quality of anesthesia education at all stages of our physicians’ careers, from anesthesiology rotations in medical school to continuing medical education for faculty.

Residency Program

Our Residency Program consists of a diverse family of 29 residents who contribute significantly to the quality of care provided for a broad patient population base at five different hospitals.

Learn more about our residency program.

Fellowship Program

We offer fellowships in three specialties: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain.

Learn more about our fellowship program.

Grand Rounds

Bi-monthly, we hold Grand Rounds where both emerging and established experts from the University of Minnesota and beyond can share their expertise.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences (M&Ms)

In order to push our standard of care higher, we conduct M&Ms twice per month for faculty, residents and CRNAs to discuss complex cases.

Faculty Development & Mentorship

We support faculty to develop the skills needed to thrive in an academic department of anesthesia. Some efforts include:

  • Training on using Microsoft Excel for data analysis
  • Providing an environment and specific tools to prevent physician burnout
  • Education on research methods
  • Preparation to be an oral board examiner
  • Pairing all new faculty with an experienced faculty mentor

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Training Course

Our simulation center is endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as a MOCA Simulation Center.

Learn more about MOCA.

Basic Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)

We are a Basic FATE training center offering training throughout the year to both UMN physicians as well as colleagues outside the University.

Learn more about FATE.

Clinical Trial Education

We are driven to discover new ways to treat patients, and clinical trials are one way we’re doing that. We offer faculty training on how to conduct a clinical trial from start to finish and support them in publishing the results.