General Information

Clinical anesthesia training is conducted on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center with key locations listed below. Additional training is also provided in satellite ambulatory surgery locations.

CA-1 and CA-2 Years

Residents gain experience in the fundamentals of clinical anesthesiology and perioperative medicine during clinical assignments in the inpatient and outpatient surgical suites, as well as the obstetric suite, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Residents complete approximately 450 cases annually, satisfying nearly all ACGME case requirements by the end of the CA-2 year.

Residents encounter a diverse patient population and a wide range of surgical cases of varying complexity. During their CA-1 and CA-2 years, residents develop competence in the following anesthesiology subspecialties during rotations at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, the VA Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Hospital:

  • Anesthesia for General Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Plastic & Burn Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Endocrine Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Urologic Surgery
  • Anesthesia for ENT & Opthalmologic Surgery
  • Anesthesia for Gynecological Surgery
  • Transplantation Anesthesia
  • Vascular/Thoracic Anesthesia

Click on underlined links below to learn more.

CA-3 Year

The Advanced Clinical Track allows residents to gain experience in advanced and complex anesthesia and perioperative medicine during assignments on the various clinical anesthesia, critical care, and perioperative services of the Department of Anesthesiology.  Participation in the BH Robbins Scholars Program enables residents to complete the Clinician Scientist Track during the CA-3 year.

 BH Robbins