Resident Rotations

University of Virginia Anesthesiology Residents perform an intubation on a patient.

UVA Anesthesiology Residents perform an intubation on a patient.


As specified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Resident rotations are generally scheduled in blocks to facilitate learning. During the CA-0, 1, and 2 years, resident rotations are typically scheduled in 4 week blocks to facilitate learning and as specified by the ABA. Rotations for the CA-3 year are scheduled in smaller 1-2 week blocks to help residents prepare for the variability encountered in any anesthesia practice setting. All rotations take place at the University of Virginia Medical Center with the exception of an elective OB rotation in Fairfax, VA during the CA-3 year.

Our CA3 residents have anywhere from 24-26 weeks of elective time during their final year of training and have some flexibility in choosing these electives to best suit their future career goals. Many of our residents also take advantage of international opportunities during the CA-3 year, using elective time, to include work in Rwanda, Bolivia, India, Laos, and Malawi.

All residents receive 4 weeks of vacation per year in addition to interview time.

Anesthesia Rotations

Anesthesia Resident Yearly Schedule

Scheduling Details

University of Virginia Anesthesia Doctor teaches the trainees

Dr. Ryan Lesh teaching in the ORs