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Anesthesiology programs with the most residency positions


In 2023, FREIDA™ users tallied nearly 2 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of anesthesiology residencies, we draw from the 1,935 first-year positions for anesthesiology and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

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Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and periprocedural care of patients before, during and after invasive procedures. It is, quite literally, the physician anesthesiologist’s job to keep patients alive during invasive procedures.

By controlling a patient’s level of awareness (hypnosis), response to pain (analgesia), memory (amnesia) and muscle tone (relaxation), the physician anesthesiologist makes a surgical event a “non-event” for the patient while providing an optimal surgical environment for the team. Training required is four years: one year of clinical training, followed by three years of anesthesiology training.

  1. NYU Grossman School of Medicine Program – 36 positions

  2. University of Miami/Jackson Health System Program – 31 positions

  3. University of Michigan Health System Program – 30 positions

  4. Mass General Brigham Program – 29 positions

  5. Indiana University School of Medicine Program – 28 positions

  6. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program – 27 positions

  7. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai Hospital Program – 26 positions

  8. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program – 26 positions

  9. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program – 26 positions

  10. University of Washington Program – 26 positions

  11. Johns Hopkins University Program – 25 positions

  12. Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University Program – 24 positions

  13. Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program – 22 positions

  14. University of Florida Program – 22 positions

  15. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program – 22 positions