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About This Program
The Ochsner Anesthesiology Residency program offers residents superb, state-of-the-art training at one of the largest private, academic medical centers in the South. We are the oldest, continuously accredited and operational training program in the state of Louisiana. The Ochsner Anesthesiology Residency Program aims to develop our residents’ cognitive and physical skills requisite for the practice of anesthesiology. We endeavor to expose our residents to the comprehensive body of knowledge required for board certification. Our faculty take pride to promote skills needed to sustain life-long learning, improve patient safety and develop new knowledge; and they act as role models for professional conduct within the practice of anesthesiology, specifically, and the practice of medicine in general. Our residents have entered a wide variety of practices throughout the distant United States. Residents who have sought fellowships have entered training in distinguished programs. The regular rotation of medical students from the USA and abroad further enhances the educational environment. Medical student teaching is an important function of Ochsner residents and enhances their educational experience. Our rolling board certification rate is currently 94% (vs National Average of 89%). The Ochsner Anesthesiology Department has five approved fellowship programs: Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia (https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/adult-cardiothoracic-anesthesiology-fellowship) , Obstetrics Anesthesia (https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/obstetric-anesthesiology-fellowship) , Regional and Acute Pain Medicine (https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-medicine-fellowship) , Pain Medicine (multidisciplinary) (https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/pain-medicine-fellowship) , and Critical Care Anesthesia (https://education.ochsner.org/gme/training-programs/critical-care-anesthesia-fellowship) . These programs are accredited by the ACGME and hold a four year accreditation.