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

Jan 10, 2020

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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After completing an M.D. program, trained doctors who want to become anesthesiologists must complete an anesthesiology residency. They may also complete a fellowship in the field. Excellent anesthesiology programs can be found at Oregon Health & Science University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pittsburgh. These institutions are highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report for their medical schools. They offer residency programs and specialized coursework in anesthesiology.

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Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a teaching hospital and a public research and educational institution. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report named OHSU the sixth (tie) best medical school for primary care in the nation. Residents gain experience in multiple settings, including a children's hospital, Veteran's Affairs hospital, pain center and surgery center.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 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. It therefore houses one of the oldest anesthesiology departments in the western U.S.

University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is a public research university that was tied for #14 for best medical schools for primary care and tied for #13 for best medical schools in the nation for research by U.S. News & World Report in 2019.

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.

John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins University as the 2nd best medical school in the field of research.

Johns Hopkins offers a residency in anesthesiology for trained doctors who want to specialize in the field. The program includes extensive clinical experience, and students also have the chance to pursue research and take electives in particular areas of interest. Johns Hopkins also offers fellowship programs in a variety of sub-fields of anesthesiology, including cardiac anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and pain medicine.

Top Schools with Anesthesiology Programs

Let's discuss a few more schools with great anesthesiology programs:

School Name Distinction Location
New York University NYU's Department of Anesthesiology offers fellowships in 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 1st among all top public schools in 2020. 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 1st on U.S. News & World Report's 2019 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

Several of the best medical schools around the United States offer excellent clinical training and research programs in anesthesiology. These institutions are notable not only for high national ranks but also excellence in research, diverse specializations, and world-class facilities.

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