Anesthesiology Residency Training Program at the University of Florida
The Department of Anesthesiology is a division of the University of Florida College of Medicine and is located in central north Florida in the city of Gainesville. The major teaching hospital, Shands at the University of Florida, is a private, not-for-profit, 800-bed tertiary care hospital with over 100 ICU beds and is one of the leading referral centers for critically ill patients in the Southeast. It is also a level-one Trauma Center which is housed within the newly constructed Shands Cancer Hospital. Our residency program produces superb clinicians who gain a solid and diverse training in all facets of the practice of Anesthesiology.
Our program is ACGME approved for 22 residents per clinical anesthesia year, and we currently have 78 residents from the PGY-1 – PGY-4 level. We offer 12 “categorical” positions for residents to match into their PGY -1 year and 10 “advanced” positions for those matching to begin in their PGY-2 year. Our last review cycle was in 2009 and we were granted continued accreditation for a four year period. The majority of anesthesia training takes place between two main operating suites in Shands Hospital and the newly opened Shands Cancer Center. Residents also get to experience training at the 250 bed Malcom A. Randall North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center, the outpatient Children’s Surgical Center, and the Florida Surgical Center for adult out-patient surgery. We also provide critical care services to 4 distinct intensive care units and have 2 separate facilities (one UF and one VA) dedicated to interventional and chronic pain management. All “offsite” locations are within 5 miles of the main hospital.