The goals of the anesthesiology program are to educate resident physicians in the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required for clinical excellence; to inspire a sense of enquiry and life-long learning into our trainees; and to develop the leaders in anesthesiology, pain medicine and healthcare for the 21st century
The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Washington serves the educational needs for the five "WWAMI" states: Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We offer both 3 and 4 year residency training programs in anesthesiology with an opportunity for final year residents to undertake a 6 month research track. We also offer a combined 5-year program in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the novel Bonica Scholars program, aimed at training the anesthesiology researcher of the future. Training is conducted at our main affiliated teaching hospitals all with national and international reputations.
University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)
Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System (VA)
Seattle Children’s Hospital (CH)
Virginia Mason Hospital (VM) (Regional anesthesia)
Evergreen Hospital (EG). (Obstetric anesthesia)
Northwest Hospital (NW). (Cardiac anesthesia)
Deaconess Medical Center (DMC) Spokane WA
We provide a high volume of complex and interesting cases and residents have the opportunity to be taught by experienced faculty members, many of who are national and international leaders in their fields of expertise.
We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of the training we offer. When a physician completes our program, he or she is equipped to handle any clinical situation in the perioperative period. The University of Washington Medical Center is located on the university campus and our residents and faculty have ready access to scientists in all disciplines so that collaborative efforts are facilitated. The Department has extensive grant-supported basic and clinical research programs and many externally funded grants.