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Resident Program

At Rush, we are committed to promoting equity and inclusiveness for all individuals in our organization and feel strongly that those efforts are crucial to successfully living our mission.

At our institution where diversity and inclusiveness are high priorities, our accomplishments are not solely measured by the excellence of our training programs and the breadth and quality of our services - but also by

  1. the quality of the interactions between individuals and groups within our organization,
  2. the success of our efforts to honor our differences,
  3. our ability to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce at every level, and
  4. establishing a culture which consistently welcomes, promotes and encourages diversity.

To learn more about Diversity in our Rush Graduate Medical Programs and throughout Rush, click on the links below.

Our faculty and staff, with their enthusiasm, experience and wide-ranging skills and backgrounds, provide the critical guidance and instruction to our fellows and residents, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in their academic and community-based practices.

Through our program, residents can expect to receive an extensive and comprehensive exposure to a broad-range of practices encompassing all aspects of anesthesiology. Our faculty has published in a variety of areas; including cardio-thoracic, neuro-anesthesia, obstetrical, orthopedic, and pediatric anesthesia as well as critical care and pain medicine. Cognizant of the ever-changing environment of medicine, the department has continued to build on more than four (4) decades of its research and practice, developing and advancing new therapies and improving educational programs, which have helped to grow the department’s well-established reputation in the medical and academic community. Recognition for the enduring quality of our residency program has continued, having received in 2012 an unprecedented 6th consecutive 5-year AGGME accreditation. Our highly sophisticated Rush University Simulation Laboratory (RUSL) opened in the fall of 2014. It is a 15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility designed for expansion of our current programs and the creation of new areas of sophisticated training. The center provides an exceptional opportunity for integrating bedside clinical skills with complex problem solving during acute management scenarios as well as exposure to uncommon clinical problems.

We understand that the key to our continued success lies in the efforts we make year-in and year-out, providing our residents with the clinical expertise necessary for each one to excel in the practice of anesthesiology and the medical care of our patients. We invite you to take the challenge and join us; be a part of the legacy and future of the Rush Department of Anesthesiology.

Program Description

The Department of Anesthesiology's four-year residency program offers an integrated and progressive clinical experience that provides residents with a broad scientific background and the clinical expertise necessary to excel in anesthesiology for the duration of their professional lives. The program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), currently is training 70 residents (including 8 PGY1/CA-0).

To accomplish these goals in conjunction with the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the program is divided into a Clinical Base Year (CBY) and three Clinical Anesthesia Training Years (CA1, CA2, and CA3). The first year resident begins a clinical base year designed to provide a solid foundation in the fields of medicine that interface with anesthesiology, culminating in a month-long orientation and introduction to anesthesiology.

Resident applicants are chosen based on academic performance in medical school, letters of recommendation, and USMLE and/or COMLEX results. A formal interview is required and final determination includes assessment of the candidate's commitment to the specialty, level of professionalism and overall qualifications.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical Base Year (CBY)
Clinical Anesthesia Year 1 (CA1)
Clinical Anesthesia Year 2 (CA2)
Clinical Anesthesia Year 3 (CA3)