Medical Students and Resident Rotators

The UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine supports one of the largest anesthesiology residency training programs in the western United States and oversees the perioperative management of approximately 50,000 surgeries and procedures each year. The Department has over 100 faculty in all clinical subspecialties with 3 endowed chairs and professorships. Trainees include 88 categorical anesthesiology residents and 14 subspecialty fellows in our ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic anesthesiology, critical care medicine, pain medicine, and pediatric anesthesiology fellowships. The Department’s faculty and trainees staff approximately 60 clinical sites each day including our state of the art Operating Rooms, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Intensive Care Units, Obstetric Anesthesia Service, and Pain Management Center at 4 UCLA facilities: the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUMC), the 200 Medical Plaza Peter Morton Ambulatory Building, the Jules Stein Eye Institute (JSEI), and the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Areas of specialization include but are not limited to anesthesia for general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, liver transplantation and other visceral organ transplant surgery, orthopedics, head and neck surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, opthomalogy, interventional radiology, and anesthesia for invasive medical procedures.

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine offers a variety of excellent clinical training and research opportunities to medical students interested in pursuing the discipline as well as the non-anesthesiologist. More than 200 third and fourth year medical students complete rotations in the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine each year. Additionally, interested and motivated residents from the departments of internal medicine, emergency medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics, and other disciplines rotate through our Department. Rotations emphasize the introduction of basic concepts in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care medicine.

As part of the surgery clerkship (Course Number SU019.01), 3rd year UCLA medical students are enrolled in a two week subspecialty Anesthesiology rotation. The rotation emphasizes the introduction of basic concepts in anesthesiology and critical care. We also offer 4th year UCLA and visiting medical students the following three elective courses from which to choose:

  1. Subinternship in Anesthesiology, Course Number AN350.01
  2. Pain Medicine, Course Number AN298.01
  3. Surgery and Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Course Number MD455.01