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Training and Education

The Anesthesiology Medicine residency program features a formal curriculum that emphasizes the development of anesthesiology medicine competencies. Complex cardiac, vascular, obstetric and regional cases are assigned early and throughout our four-year program. A substantial portion of the resident's time is spent at the OSU Medical Center learning and working alongside fellow residents in other specialties and physicians that regularly provide feedback to best prepare you when interacting with patients, their families, faculty and clinic staff.


Each resident is afforded the opportunity to extend his or her knowledge and skills to various areas through electives. The residency program offers a well-rounded, quality training program in anesthesiology and is designed to prepare each resident for a successful career as an anesthesiologist.

Clinical Sites

OSU Medical Center

744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-9020


The country's largest single site osteopathic hospital, OSU Medical Center, is located just blocks from the OSU Center for Health Sciences. What began as Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital by a group of pioneering osteopathic physicians in 1944 has grown to become one of the nation's largest osteopathic health care centers. OSU Medical Center is a flagship hospital in eastern Oklahoma. Licensed for 426 beds, with premier emergency and outpatient programs, it is poised for great outreach and growth in the 21st century. OSU Medical Center is committed to quality patient care. Because the medical center sees a wide variety of high acuity cases, the postgraduate training programs are seen as a critical priority by the medical center staff and administration.

Annually, OSU Medical Center:

  • Admits over 13,000 patients
  • Experiences over 30,000 emergency room visits
  • Experiences over 25,000 outpatient visits
  • Performs nearly 4,000 surgi-center
  • Performs nearly 3,500 inpatient procedures

Staff physicians have trained at some of the nation's most prestigious medical institutions and have a high regard for their personal role in postgraduate education. Internships and residency positions in many different disciplines are available. OSU Medical Center is significantly involved in clinical training for medical students, nurses, therapists and technicians from several area schools and colleges.


University of Oklahoma Health Science Center 


1100 N. Lindsay 
Oklahoma City, OK 74103


An internationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and new technology combine to make the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a leader in education, research and patient care. One of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges – Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies – the OU Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.


Students and residents receive clinical training at on-site institutions, including the OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, affiliate training programs are maintained at hospitals and clinics throughout the state.


St. John Health System


2100 S Wheeling Ave 
Tulsa, OK 74104


St. John Medical Center is nationally recognized for it’s cardiovascular, orthopedic, palliative, and stroke care. St. John is a regional leader in neurosurgery, oncology, surgical services, bariatrics, radiology, fitness/wellness, urology and women's health.


St. John Medical Center is the only Magnet® designated facility in northeastern Oklahoma, recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. 


Hillcrest Medical Center 


1120 S Utica Ave 
Tulsa, OK 74104


Hillcrest Medical Center is a 620-bed hospital located in midtown Tulsa, and offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including maternity, cardiology, emergency, burn care, orthopedics and surgery.


Premier Pain Management 


1150 E. Lansing St.

Broken Arrow, OK 74012


Premier Pain Associates offers the patient who is experiencing pain the best in medical diagnostics and treatment. Our team of a Board Certified Physician and Nurse Practitioner have trained at the premier institutions in the nation in the latest and most advanced techniques to help manage your pain.


We take great pride in offering one of the few true full service, state of the art pain management practices in the area. Our treatment plans are individualized to meet the patient's needs and goals. Rest assured that our group thinks in terms of a patient care model and not a business model.


All of our patients receive an initial examination by our physician, not a physician extender. A thorough review of existing records and X-rays will occur ensuring that we understand the patient's history and previous pain management efforts to the fullest extent possible.


Southwestern Regional Medical Center 


10109 E 79th St. 
Tulsa, OK 74133


At CTCA in Tulsa, our cancer experts deliver conventional and innovative treatments and technologies all under one roof, so you don’t have to drive around to multiple locations for treatment visits or doctor appointments. At the same time, we add evidence-informed supportive therapies to your personalized treatment plan, to help you manage cancer-related side effects and maintain the strength and stamina you need to continue treatment and get back to your life.


Each patient is assigned a multidisciplinary care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager, who answers your questions, manages your treatment schedule and assists in the logistics involved in the cancer journey.


St. Francis Hospital


6161 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136


Saint Francis Hospital was founded by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Sr. in 1955 and opened its doors in 1960. The hospital originally consisted of a six-story building with 275 acute-care beds and 40 newborn beds.


Saint Francis Hospital, a 1,112-bed tertiary center, includes the region's only children's hospital and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a 168-bed heart hospital and Tulsa's leading trauma and emergency center.


Rotation Schedule



We provide a unique opportunity each Wednesday for interns to spend the day in the OR where they are paired with another resident. There are also two dedicated rotations to Anesthesia during intern year. Also, once a week, interns will spend a half-day at the medical school in faculty directed research. Our research faculty have an extensive and proven track record for publishing in our specialty journals.





Our CA-1 residents spend the majority of the year in house. Two months are dedicated to Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and one month to Regional Pain. During this year our residents also get extensive experience with thoracic, vascular, general, plastic, orthopedic, and obstetric cases as well as regional blocks including interscalene, supraclavicular, axillary, PECS I and II, serratus anterior, erector spinae, paravertebral, TAP, quadratus lumborum, fascia iliaca, femoral, sciatic, saphenous, popliteal, iPACK, ankle, and more.





CA-2’s begin out rotations. 6 months will be spent out of house with Pediatric, OB and Critical Care rotations at the University of Oklahoma. Housing isprovided. OU provides the most diverse pediatric anesthesia experience in the state and has an affiliated Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship.





CA-3’s spend 4 months out of house for neurosurgery, trauma and chronic pain management with an additional 3 months of electives at any one of our affiliated sites. Our residents are well received and we have strong working agreements with each of our elective rotation sites. Graduates who wish to stay in Tulsa are most often offered positions with our affiliated sites.




Didactics & Conferences


We have structured daily didactics directed towards preparation for passing of ABA boards. Topics are taken from the ABA Basic and Advanced topic outline. We also have regular Ultrasound and TEE workshops, book club, journal club and Morbidity and mMortality. Faculty are involved regularly and also provide scheduled written and oral board review. We also participate in grand rounds on a weekly basis which is for all residents and attending physicians at OSU.



Intern year, time is dedicated each week to faculty directed research. Our department works closely with OSU faculty to work productively towards publication in our specialty journals.


Medical Student Clerkship

The Anesthesiology clerkship you will be working with an anesthesia resident in operating rooms and procedural suites throughout the OSU Medical Center to provide general anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care to a wide variety of patients. You will be an active participant in care and will have the opportunity to practice important life-saving skills.


The skills you will acquire during the basic clerkship in anesthesiology are broadly applicable to a wide variety of fields and are particularly useful in rapid response and code situations.


As a medical student on the Basic rotation, you are encouraged to be an active participant in your patients’ anesthesia care from start to finish—from conducting the preoperative evaluation prior to induction, to performing procedures during and after induction, to signing out to the PACU after emergence.


Anesthesia rotations are not just shadowing; you will be encouraged to get your hands dirty! You will receive teaching in the operating room from anesthesia residents and attendings who are engaged, active teachers and who view you as an integral member of the team. You will have the opportunity to learn about physiology and pharmacology in real-time. 


For more information, please visit the Office of Clinical Education.


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