Education is the HEART of UVA Anesthesiology

Educational Offerings

The Department of Anesthesiology has educational opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as continuing education events for professional anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. Education in all facets is a cornerstone of our Department and we have earned a strong national reputation of educational excellence across the country. We continue to enhance our programs annually and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of educational innovation in our field.


Each year, we interview approximately 200 applicants to admit a Categorical class of twelve into our four year program with an integrated intern year spread across the PGY1 and PGY2 years.


The Department has ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Regional and Acute Pain Medicine.  We have many Clinical Instructorships offering advanced training in Quality and Patient Safety, Ambulatory Regional Anesthesia, Medical Simulation, Education Research, Obstetric Anesthesia, and Neuroanesthesia.

Continuing Education

Continuing education opportunities in Anesthesiology are available for the Medical Simulation Center, observational preceptorships, and Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.

Our Culture of Diversity

UVA Anesthesiology Education programs strongly believe that diversity in every form not only makes us stronger, but facilitates collaboration, aids in positive changes to the community, and is a core commitment of our education leadership.  We strive to ensure everyone is welcome, safe, and valued in our programs.


Shadowing and Observing

The UVA Department of Anesthesiology is excited to help others explore the many facets of our medical specialty.  However, we do NOT offer any type of observership credit or international recommendations for any time spent shadowing in our department.  Our department policy is that ALL observers MUST be 18 years of age or older.

UVA requires proof of flu vaccination and COVID vaccinations before any paperwork can be approved.  Our department is not set up to handle long term shadowing.  Currently we only offer one day shadowing experiences.