SusanBlackWhiteCoatFinding your chosen medical specialty and choosing a residency program is an exciting time. It is also one of the most important decisions you will make as a physician. By choosing anesthesiology, you have picked an exciting and evolving field that will provide a rewarding career. Selection of a residency program is the next pivotal moment in your professional journey. Residency training provides the knowledge, technical skills and clinical judgment necessary to practice your chosen specialty, and it is also the period during which a physician is nurtured into an ethical, responsible and trusted practitioner. 

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UAB welcomes your assessment of our residency training program. Our goal is to provide a supportive academic environment in which residents develop into excellent consultant anesthesiologists. In addition to clinical training, we offer a variety of unique educational and research experiences to prepare our graduates to become leaders in our field. 

While our residents come from diverse backgrounds, they share many traits: the ability to function well as part of a team, a successful background in medicine and other endeavors, and a common commitment to become the best at the art and science of anesthesiology.

Susan Black, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Vice Chair for Education