Affiliated hospitals and clinics
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
This state-of-the-art, tertiary and acute care, 400+ bed hospital overlooks the Mississippi River on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Medical Center is the epicenter for routine and advanced clinical care, investigative and bench research, and graduate level education. A major referral center for specialized care, all medical and surgical subspecialties are represented, including solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. This is the main teaching hospital for the anesthesiology program with rotations in surgical and pediatric anesthesiology, critical care, and perioperative patient management. As the base of the Residency program, rotations occur here during all three CA years.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital & Medical Center – Riverside Campus
The sister organization for University of Minnesota Medical Center laying just across the Mississippi River from the main campus hospital. This facility provides special experience in meeting patients’ primary care needs, and more complex care for those patients needing secondary and tertiary services. The New 207-bed children's hospital offers one of the three largest infant and small children kidney transplant programs, while the Riverside campus adds adult outpatient and ambulatory anesthesia, including regional experience and supplemental experience with neonatal and obstetric anesthesia. Resident rotations occur here during all three CA years.
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)
HCMC is a busy 420-bed county medical center in Minneapolis specializing in acute care medicine and trauma. It is also used as the site for teaching the clinical base (PGY-1) year of anesthesiology, where interns get exposure to a wide variety of medical and surgical specialists.
In addition, the busy obstetric service (> 2,500 deliveries per year) at HCMC offers the anesthesiology residents the opportunity to learn anesthetic management of normal and high risk obstetric patients. Residents come here for a 5 week Beginner OB rotation during their CA-1 year. No call is taken at this site.
Regions Hospital is a modern, full-service, Level-I trauma center providing outstanding medical and surgical care, with special programs in cardiac, women's care, geriatric services, digestive care, cancer, behavioral health, burn, and emergency care and trauma. Established in the 1800s, the hospital has served the Twin Cities and surrounding region for more than 130 years. Residents rotate here for a 7-week block during their CA-3 year on a trauma-focused assignment. Call is not mandatory, however some residents take elective call to have night and weekend trauma experience.
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is a 279-bed facility with over 75,000 unique patients that trend elderly, male and with a variety of serious medical conditions including significant cardiac and pulmonary disease. The VAMC benefits advanced CA-3 residents in fine-tuning their skills and building competency in providing anesthesia for the geriatric population with procedures including, but are not limited to, coronary artery and pulmonary surgery. No call is required during this rotation.