Schools with the Top Anesthesiology Programs in the U.S.
Anesthesiology is a specialty of medicine related to the pain relief of patients during and after surgery. This article identifies two of the nation's leading anesthesiology programs and discusses school rankings and accolades as well as program requirements and coursework.
Both of the following two schools are highly ranked by the U.S. News and World Report for their academic excellence and offer some of the best programs in anesthesiology available in the nation. The educational path to becoming an anesthesiologist is long: students must earn undergraduate and doctoral degrees and complete three to four years of hospital-based in a residency program before they can be licensed. These two schools represent some of the best programs in anesthesiology, providing not only the education but support to students through residency, as well. Read on for more.
Top Medical School Programs in Anesthesiology
1. Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a teaching hospital and a public research and educational institution. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report named OHSU the third best medical school for primary care in the nation. In 2005, OHSU was third in a ranking of anesthesiology departments at U.S. medical schools that received the most National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding.
The University's four academic schools, comprising the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy, offer mostly graduate level and professional degree programs. Established in 1948, the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is one of the oldest anesthesiology departments in the western U.S. The department has 60 staff anesthesiologists and 27 residents, many of whom assist in the third and fourth year rotations of students in the M.D. program.
2. University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is a public research university that was named a 'Best Northeastern College' and was also ranked eighth on a list of 'happiest college students' by the Princeton Review in the 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report named Pitt the 12th best medical school in the nation for research. The school was also the fourth highest recipient of NIH funding among U.S. schools with anesthesiology departments in 2005.
The School of Medicine's anesthesiology department offers third and fourth year rotations in seven affiliated hospitals, where all types of surgery are performed. The school also offers research programs in molecular genetics of pain, anesthesia and pain mechanisms, neuronal injury, and patient safety.
List of Good Schools with Anesthesiology Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University||55,014||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|New York University||43,404||70 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,674||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of California - Los Angeles||38,550||405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095||(310) 825-4321|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||28,916||Chapel Hill, NC, 27599||(919) 962-2211|
|University of California - San Diego||28,418||9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093||(858) 534-2230|
|University of Pittsburgh||28,328||4200 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260||(412) 624-4141|
|Harvard University||27,651||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138||(617) 495-1000|
|University of Pennsylvania||24,599||One College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104||(215) 898-5000|
|University of Virginia||24,355||Charlottesville, VA 22904||(434) 924-0311|
|Columbia University in the City of New York||24,230||2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027||(212) 854-1754|
|Johns Hopkins University||20,383||3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218||(410) 516-8000|
|Northwestern University||19,853||633 Clark St., Evanston, IL 60208||(847) 491-3741|
|Stanford University||18,498||Stanford, CA 94305||(650) 723-2300|
|University of Chicago||15,094||5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637||(773) 702-1234|
|Duke University||14,350||Durham, NC 27708||(919) 684-2813|
|Washington University in St Louis||13,575||One Brookings Dr., Saint Louis, MO 63130||(314) 935-5000|
|Vanderbilt University||12,506||2101 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37240||(615) 322-7311|
|Yale University||11,593||New Haven, CT 06520||(203) 432-1333|
|Oregon Health & Science University||2,583||3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239||(503) 494-7800|
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