Anesthesiologist reviewing a case

Program description

As the first integrated, multispecialty group practice in the world and consistently one of the top hospitals in the United States according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list, Mayo Clinic gives you the opportunity to train in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that fosters the highest standard of medical care.

The primary goal of Mayo Clinic's Anesthesiology Residency is to provide you with the clinical experience, knowledge, skills and resources necessary to become a world-class anesthesiologist. We aim to train leaders in the field of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. The training occurs in an anesthesia care team model, allowing you to become an expert in the perioperative surgical home. One of the most unique aspects of the program is that you learn the skills to be equally successful in personally administered and medically directed anesthesia care.

The program offers an outstanding clinical anesthesia experience that can be tailored to meet individual educational and long-term professional goals. The training is meant to ensure that regardless of the type of practice entered — academic versus private practice or personally performed versus medically directed anesthesia — you have the knowledge and skills required to succeed and to advance the field of anesthesiology and the health care system of the future.

The three-year program (following one year of internship) offers you:

  • An outstanding and comprehensive clinical anesthesia experience, tailored to meet your individual goals
  • Opportunities to medically direct anesthetics alongside faculty in the anesthesia care team model
  • A diverse patient population
  • Thorough preparation for board certification, including:
    • Daily didactic training
    • Comprehensive basic and advanced curricula
    • Written board review sessions
    • Regularly administered practice oral examinations
    • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) practice sessions
    • Extensive simulation curriculum
    • Comprehensive ultrasound curriculum
    • Chief resident-run morbidity and mortality conferences
    • Monthly journal club
  • Subspecialty training
  • Numerous clinical and laboratory research opportunities
  • Formal quality improvement training
  • Training in root cause analysis
  • Multisite elective rotations
Didactic training as part of the Anesthesiology Residency at Mayo Clinic


The Anesthesiology Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Advanced Examination offered by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). This written exam is taken at the end of your residency training followed by the Applied Examination, which consists of a Standardized Oral Examination (SOE) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Program history

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has had a highly successful and respected residency training program since 1955. With graduates from the program practicing in all 50 states and 10 countries, the alumni network continues to serve as an invaluable tool for residents in their job search.

Each year, the department welcomes 18 outstanding residents from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations into the program.

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