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Anesthesiology Residency (Arizona)

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The Anesthesiology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides an outstanding clinical anesthesia experience that can be tailored to meet individual educational goals. You receive thorough preparation for board certification in anesthesiology, extensive didactic training, subspecialty anesthesiology training, and clinical and laboratory research opportunities.

Despite the growth of the institution, the residency has remained small with three residents per class with a close-knit, collegial, and supportive culture. The small size allows program leaders to take a very individualized approach to your education, and the practice model facilitates a flexible, humane call schedule and a very healthy work-life balance. 

The Anesthesiology Residency offers a categorical program, which combines a one-year Transitional Year Residency (PGY-1) with a three-year Anesthesiology Residency (PGY-2 through PGY-4). There is not a separate application for the preliminary year.

To complement Mayo Clinic's Anesthesiology Residency, a one-year accredited fellowship in pain medicine is available at the completion of the residency program.

Lauren Van Decar, M.D.

Meet our trainees

I knew this residency would be a great fit for me because of the small program and great dynamics between the staff and residents.

Lauren Van Decar, M.D.
Anesthesiology resident

Andrew Gorlin, M.D.

Meet the faculty

Our residents graduate 100% ready for independent practice and they carry Mayo Clinic’s core values of patient centered care and a commitment to education and research with them for the rest of their careers.

Andrew Gorlin, M.D.
Anesthesiology Residency program director

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Campus and community

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

Anesthesiologists performing a procedure on a mannequin

Stipend and benefits