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 three of the nation's leading anesthesiology programs, including their school rankings and accolades, as well as program requirements and coursework.

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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.

1. Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR

School Highlight: The ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) and ABA (American Board of Anesthesiologists) approved the Oregon Health & Science University to be the first program in the country to implement integrated training of research and anesthesiology and critical care medicine and anesthesiology.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a teaching hospital and a public research and educational institution. In 2015, U.S. News and World Report named OHSU the fifth best medical school for primary care in the nation

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.

2. University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

School Highlight: The University of Pittsburgh is among the top 5 universities in the country in terms of annual research support given by the National Institute of Health.

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is a public research university that was named the 19th best medical school in the nation for research by U.S. News & World Report in 2015.

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.

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Top Schools with Anesthesiology Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Harvard University In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Harvard 12th on its list of best medical schools to offer primary care. Cambridge, MA
Johns Hopkins University In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins 3rd among best medical schools in the field of research. Baltimore, MD
New York University NYU's Department of Anesthesiology offers eight major sub-specialties, 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
University of California - Los Angeles U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA 2nd among all top public schools in 2015. 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 2nd on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 listing of the best medical schools offering primary care. Chapel Hill, NC
University of Pennsylvania Residents have access to training in three medical centers. Philadelphia, PA
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