UI Anesthesia Programs

Our Residency Program

Our Residency Program is accredited for 13 positions per year. Our residents come from every state in the Union and from many countries around the world to receive their training in our state-of-the-art medical center located in one of the most livable, family-focused, university communities in the United States. They are prepared to care for almost any kind of patient in any kind of environment, from the smallest rural practice to the largest multispecialty hospital.

Our Fellowship Programs

Fellowships within the Department of Anesthesia include such specialties as Cardiac Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Regional Anesthesia. We also have many more fellowships not specifically listed here, such as Pediatric Anesthesia, Transplant Anesthesia, etc.

Our Medical Student Externship Program

The Anesthesia Externship program is designed to be an enjoyable and profitable learning experience for senior medical students, and it has been successful and popular among senior students for several decades. There are twelve externs chosen for this year long program; and these are salaried positions.

Our CME Programs

The Department continues to remain active in planning and sponsoring conferences that train physicians in specific areas of the specialty. We look forward to expanding our offerings in the future. Each of the conferences we lead is approved for allowance of CME credits to the participating physician.

Our Research

The Department of Anesthesia is committed to research. Dr. Timothy J. Brennan, M.D., Ph.D., Samir D. Gergis Professor of Anesthesia, is the Vice Chair for Research. Faculty members in the Department complete a variety of research projects, ranging from basic science pain studies to human clinical trials. The Department has received grants from many sources; currently our research is supported by NIH, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and health care contracts. For some studies, support is provided by the Department of Anesthesia.

Our Nurse Anesthestist Program

The University of Iowa Anesthesia Nursing Program is jointly sponsored by the College of Nursing, Systems & Practice Department, and the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia. Our program is designed for RNs with a minimum of a bachelor's degree (BSN, BAN, or non-nursing bachelor's degree) who wish to obtain a Master of Science degree in Nursing and pursue a career as a nurse anesthetist (CRNA). U.S.News and World Report ranks our program 6th in the nation among graduate schools of nursing anesthesia.

Upcoming CMEs