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Welcome to the UCLA Residency and Fellowship Programs!

At UCLA, we believe in training world-class clinicians who are ready to be leaders in research, education, and professional citizenship.

Our Mission:

To foster exceptional anesthesiologists to excel in all aspects of perioperative medicine, including:

  • Providing compassionate, culturally competent clinical care.
  • Committing to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) and addressing healthcare disparities in our communities.
  • Engaging in team-oriented, supportive leadership.
  • Performing impactful scholarly inquiry.

Training in anesthesiology is centered in Westwood on UCLA's main campus, where the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center opened in 2008. This beautiful, light-filled quaternary care facility serves a diverse, high-acuity patient population. Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, located 20 minutes west of the main campus and only one mile from the Pacific Ocean, is an integrated facility that serves an increasingly complex patient population with a community hospital perspective. The Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Westwood and Santa Monica and the Jules Stein Eye Institute Complex, located on the main Westwood campus, serve unique outpatient populations.

UCLA RRMC Virtual Tour — Why choose UCLA DGSOM for Residency

Four affiliated sites add to resident and fellow clinical experiences:

  • The Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center (critical care, cardiac, and multispecialty anesthesiology)
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (obstetric anesthesiology)
  • UCLA-Olive View Medical Center (regional anesthesiology)
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles (pediatric anesthesiology).

Together, all these locations provide wide experience for our residents and fellows in working with different patient populations and healthcare systems. 

Clinical Training Range | Why Choose UCLA Health?

Our goal is to provide comprehensive preparation for UCLA anesthesiology graduates to enjoy lifelong learning and the careers they choose, whether in academic medicine, in an advanced care subspecialty field, or in private practice. UCLA offers clinical fellowship training in:

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology
  • Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Regional Anesthesiology
  • Thoracic Anesthesiology

We offer training for residents and fellows in advanced transesophageal echocardiography, research -- both basic science and clinical -- and informatics. Aspiring physician-scientists can explore the choices in UCLA's unique Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program.

Who We Are | Why Choose the David Geffen School of Medicine?
Judi Turner
Judi A. Turner, M.D., Ph.D. Vice Chair for Education

At UCLA, we value participation in state and national professional societies. Our residents and fellows work closely with high-level leaders in our specialty, and actively take part in advocating for our profession and our patients in Sacramento and in Washington, DC.

Our programs offer state-of-the-art clinical training, outstanding research opportunities, and superb preparation for a successful career as a leader in our specialty. Please browse through these pages to learn more about our residency and fellowship programs, and life in our magical "City of Angels"!

Judi A. Turner, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Education

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Residency Program

Our four-year anesthesiology residency program provides a challenging and rewarding training experience.
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Our many fellowship programs offer comprehensive learning at the subspecialist level.
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Medical Students

medical students

Our department offers courses and clinical rotations for third and fourth-year medical students in the basics of anesthesiology and critical care.
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UCLA Simulation Center


The center provides access to state-of-the-art equipment to train our residents and fellows in an authentic practice enviroment that can simulate the operating room or ICU.
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