The Department of Anesthesia has been a leader in education for many decades.

Medical Student Training

The Department of Anesthesia introduces medical students to anesthesia as a specialty, enabling them to develop concepts and technical skills related to resuscitation, airway management, and care of the unconscious patient; as well as offering intensive study in the specialty through advanced anesthesia rotations.

Residency Program

The Department of Anesthesia's residency program is a four-year ACGME-accredited program that incorporates direct patient care in a learning environment with strong didactics. This approach prepares graduates to enter their choice of private practice, academic practice, or fellowship in any anesthesia subspecialty.  Since 2006, more than 95% of graduates have passed the American Board of Anesthesiology's certification exam.

Nurse Anesthetist Program

The University of Iowa Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in the Anesthesia Nursing Program is jointly sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Nursing and the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia. Accredited by the CCNE and COA, our graduate program is designed for RNs with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN, BAN) who wish to pursue a career as a nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and prepares expert clinicians to be leaders for the profession of nurse anesthesia and the U.S. health care system.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Opportunities

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has a long tradition of providing continuing medical education for physicians.  The Department of Anesthesia enthusiastically supports that tradition through sponsorship of Regularly Scheduled Series programs for internal faculty and multiple conferences and workshops available to non-UI anesthesia providers. 

Fellowship Programs

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Anesthesiology is proud to host five ACGME accredited fellowships. Our anesthesia fellowships include pain medicine, adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, anesthesiology critical care medicine and regional anesthesiology & acute pain medicine. Areas of specialization include anesthesia for general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, liver transplantation and other visceral organ transplant surgery, orthopedics, head and neck surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, interventional radiology, and anesthesia for invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Fellowship

This one-year postgraduate program for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants provides training as part of a multidisciplinary critical care team for both medical and surgical patients.