UI Anesthesia Educational Programs

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. 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. Medical Student Training The Department of Anesthesiology introduces second-year medical students to anesthesia as a specialty; helps third-year students develop concepts and technical skills related to resuscitation, airway management, and care of the unconscious patient; and offers fourth-year students intensive study in the specialty. 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. 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.