Residency Program

Residents in basic skills bootcamp

Residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida provides extraordinary in-depth and hands-on learning opportunities in both clinical and research areas for individuals seeking diverse and stimulating training.

Program Aims

Our program’s overarching purpose is to develop in our resident graduates the knowledge and skills to be recognized as outstanding clinical anesthesiologists, while also sustaining an environment that stimulates investigative clinical curiosity to advance our field.

Goals & Objectives

  1. Provide a superior clinical and didactic learning environment that engages our world-renowned faculty and provides a clear path for resident growth in knowledge and autonomy as they care for patients with diverse and challenging comorbidities.
    • Objectives to meet this goal include:
      • provide residents with a superior and comprehensive clinical and educational work environment that encompasses all aspects of the peri-operative and peri-procedural management of patents during surgical and other therapeutic and diagnostic procedures
      • deliver to residents a didactic curriculum that provides a solid foundation of anesthesiology fundamentals along with the latest developments in the specialty
      • Success in achieving this goal will be measured by a continued 5-year board pass rate above the national average.
  2. Integrate research and innovation into resident education so that our residents continue to contribute to the field of anesthesiology.
    • Objectives to meet this goal are:
      • facilitate each resident’s participation in basic, applied, or clinical outcomes research
      • ensure that each resident contributes to the specialty in a documentable way, including, but not limited to presentations at local, regional, national, or international conferences, peer-reviewed journal publications, peer-reviewed online educational or research platforms such as the Anesthesia Toolbox, and participation in educational activities for the community, medical professionals and patients
      • Success in reaching this goal will be measured by the number of publications, presentations, and other documented contributions from our residents.
  3. Engender in our residents a culture of patient safety and quality improvement as measured by documented resident contributions to departmental and/or institutional patient safety and quality improvement efforts.
    • Objectives to meet this goal are:
      • facilitate each resident’s involvement in specific, measurable patient safety/quality improvement initiatives
      • provide each resident with training on root cause analysis
      • Success in reaching this goal will be demonstrated with each resident’s participation in a well-designed and documented patient safety and quality improvement project.
  4. Prepare residents for any practice environment, whether fellowship, academic medicine, or private practice.
    • Objectives to meet this goal are:
      • provide residents with didactic training on practice options
      • facilitate resident growth in leadership development, fiscal responsibility, healthcare management, and the importance of lifelong learning
      • The successful outcome of this goal will be reflected in a continued distribution of approximately 50% of our residents choosing fellowships or academic medicine, and 50% entering private practice.

UF Health Shands Hospital

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

Residents spend over half of their time at UF Health Shands Hospital, the UF Health Cancer Center, and the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals.

UF Health Shands Hospital is:

  • not-for-profit
  • 830-bed tertiary care hospital
  • over 100 ICU beds
  • one of the leading referral centers in the Southeast for critically ill patients
  • a level-one Trauma Center

The Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals opened in 2017 with:

  • 48 cardiovascular/vascular medicine/surgical care patient rooms
  • 72 ICU rooms
  • 48 neuromedicine patient rooms
  • 25 neuromedicine outpatient exam rooms

The majority of anesthesia training takes place between the operating suites in the UF Health Shands Hospital, the UF Health Shands Cancer Center, and the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals.

Other Resident Training Areas Include:

  • the 480-bed Malcom A. Randall North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center
  • the outpatient UF Health-Children’s Surgical Center
  • the UF Health-Florida Surgical Center for adult out-patient surgery

We also provide critical care services to four distinct intensive care units and have two separate facilities (one at UF and one at the VA) dedicated to interventional and chronic pain management. All offsite locations are within five miles of the main hospital.