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The UAB Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Residency Program is a national leader in anesthesia education, combining broad clinical experiences, a strong didactic program and opportunities for leadership, research, and unique educational opportunities.

The didactic curriculum is continuously refined based on resident feedback and outcome and designed to ensure residents are well prepared for practice and to be successful in the board certification process. Major changes in structure were initiated in March of 2020 to provide a safe and effective didactic curriculum in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new structure will also evolve and change based on resident feedback and the evolving situation.

  • Each week, a level specific curriculum is provided including assigned virtual learning modules, and a live faculty led small group discussion covering those materials
  • Department wide core curriculum lectures, visiting professors, and continuous quality improvement sessions weekly via Zoom
  • Unique CA1 Curriculum addressing Basic Exam
  • OSCE’s following ABA format
  • iPad Mini with educational resources provided
  • Subscriptions to Anesthesia Tool Box and TrueLearn
  • Virtual and simulation sessions on ultrasound and echocardiography

The clinical experience occurs primarily at University Hospital. The Affiliated hospitals are all located within the Birmingham metro area and each provides unique beneficial educational experiences.

  • Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • UAB Highlands
  • Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Optional educational experiences are available allowing every resident to choose opportunities that match their goals.

  • Mentored research
  • LEAD program offering masters and certificate programs
  • Internal moonlighting
  • Liver transplant team
  • Departmental and institutional committee leadership

Faculty with diverse backgrounds, interests, and expertise are committed to resident education.

  • 80 clinical faculty from 40 respected residency and fellowship programs
  • Nationally recognized
    • Editors of major journals
    • Refresher course lecturers
    • IARS Board of Directors
    • ABA Examiners