Schools with the Top Anesthesiology Programs in the U.S.

Anesthesiology is a specialty of medicine related to relieving patients of pain during and after surgery. Read on to learn more about two of the nation's leading anesthesiology programs, including their school rankings and accolades, as well as program requirements and coursework.

Top Medical School Programs in Anesthesiology

Both Oregon Health & Science University and University of Pittsburgh are highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for their academic excellence. They also offer some of the best programs in anesthesiology available in the nation. Their programs provide students with support through both courses and residencies.

Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a teaching hospital and a public research and educational institution. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report named OHSU the third best medical school for primary care in the nation. In 2005, OHSU was third in a ranking of anesthesiology departments at U.S. medical schools that received the most National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding.

The University's four academic schools offer mostly graduate level and professional degree programs. The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is one of the oldest anesthesiology departments in the western U.S. The department has 60 staff anesthesiologists and 27 residents, many of whom assist in the third and fourth year rotations of students in the M.D. program.

University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is a public research university that was named a 'Best Northeastern College' and was also ranked eighth on a list of 'happiest college students' by the Princeton Review in the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report named Pitt the 17th best medical school in the nation for research.

The School of Medicine's anesthesiology department offers third and fourth year rotations in seven affiliated hospitals, where all types of surgery are performed. The school also offers research programs in molecular genetics of pain, anesthesia and pain mechanisms, neuronal injury, and patient safety.

List of Good Schools with Anesthesiology Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Harvard University In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Harvard #11 on its list of best medical schools to offer primary care. Cambridge, MA
Johns Hopkins University In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins #3 among best medical schools in the field of research. Baltimore, MD
New York UniversityNYU's Department of Anesthesiology offers eight major subspecialties, including critical care anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia. New York, NY
Ohio State University The school offers ACGME-accredited fellowships in specialties such as neuroanesthesia, regional anesthesiology and pain medicine. Columbus, OH
Oregon Health & Science University Faculty members have received grants from NIH, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and others. Portland, OR
University of California - Los Angeles U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA #2 among all top public schools in 2014. Los Angeles, CA
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Students have access to the University of Michigan Health System, which has 66 operating rooms, and its facilities perform 61,000 surgeries per year. Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill UNC-Chapel Hill ranked #2 on U.S. News & World Report's 2014 listing of the best medical schools offering primary care. Chapel Hill, NC
University of Pennsylvania Residents have access to three medical centers. Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh The school was the fourth highest recipient of NIH funding among U.S. schools with anesthesiology departments in 2005. Pittsburgh, PA

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