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 three endowed chairs and professorships. Trainees include over 100 categorical anesthesiology residents and 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, ICUs, obstetric anesthesia service, and the UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center. There are four main UCLA facilities: the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUMC), the Peter Morton Ambulatory Building at 200 Medical Plaza, the Jules Stein Eye Institute (JSEI), and the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Areas of specialization include anesthesia for general surgery, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac and thoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, liver transplantation and other visceral organ transplant surgery, orthopedics, head and neck surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, interventional radiology, and other diagnostic medical procedures.
We offer a variety of excellent clinical training and research opportunities to medical students. More than 200 third and fourth-year medical students complete rotations in our department each year. Additionally, interested and motivated residents from the departments of internal medicine, emergency medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics, and other disciplines participate in clinical anesthesia rotations for an introduction to basic concepts in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care medicine.
As part of the surgery clerkship (Course Number SU019.01), third-year UCLA medical students are enrolled in a two-week subspecialty anesthesiology rotation. The rotation emphasizes basic concepts in anesthesiology and critical care. We also offer fourth-year UCLA and visiting medical students the following three elective courses from which to choose: