Program description

As the first integrated, multispecialty group practice in the world and the top hospital in the United States according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list, Mayo Clinic offers residents the opportunity to train in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that fosters the highest standard of medical care.

The Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic has had a successful and highly 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 seeking job opportunities. Each year, the department welcomes 18 of the best resident recruits from diverse geographic locations into the program.

The primary goal of Mayo Clinic's Anesthesiology Residency is to provide trainees with the clinical experience, knowledge, skills and resources necessary to become the best anesthesiologists in the world. The training occurs in an anesthesia care team model, allowing residents to become experts in the perioperative surgical home. We aim to train leaders in the field of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.

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 — trainees 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:

  • An outstanding and comprehensive clinical anesthesia experience, tailored to meet 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
    • Extensive simulation curriculum
    • Chief resident-run Morbidity and Mortality conferences
    • Monthly journal club
  • Subspecialty training
  • Numerous clinical and laboratory research opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in quality improvement projects
  • Training in root cause analysis
  • Multisite elective rotations


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

Aug. 25, 2016