The department is fortunate to attract top candidates from across the United States. Our residents have experienced excellent academic success during their undergraduate and medical school educations. Our incoming residents in 2014 continue the tradition of excellence with 29 percent members of AOA, just over half being in the top third of their class and all in the top or middle of their medical school class. In addition, our residents have enjoyed success outside of the academic world in music, athletics, community service, and the business world. Based on the ACGME survey, UAB Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residents are very pleased with their residency experience.