Anesthesiology Residency
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Welcome to the Program

Since 1958, the Anesthesiology Residency program has one of the largest alumni bases in the nation now practicing in a full range of successful careers.

Led by Director Emily Peoples, MD, we offer 27 categorical positions annually in our four-year ACGME-accredited training program. With a diverse patient population from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds and exposure to a range of complex cases and innovative procedures, our anesthesiology residency program is among the best in the nation. It is the ideal training experience for those physicians interested in academics, private practice, and/or future medical leaders, providing exposure to uncommon medical procedures, 11 in-house fellowship programs, and advanced anesthetics.

Residents have the opportunity to work alongside our prestigious faculty and interact with many interdisciplinary collaborative teams throughout our community.

Program Aims
  • To create a learning environment that encourages curiosity and innovation that fosters residents developing the necessary skills for continued growth past graduation and instills a sense of life-long learning
  • To help residents create a professional identity within Anesthesiology. Providing a foundation and broad educational experience to prepare them for clinical practice in the rapidly changing healthcare field
  • To emphasize wellness as a core foundation for professional satisfaction and fulfillment and to provide experiences for residents to develop resiliency, skills, and the utilization of tools to be used throughout their careers
  • To consciously improve diversity among faculty, residents, and staff; providing imperative education as a foundation of who we are as a department and leaders

Learn more about the application process for residency training in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Curriculum & Clinical Rotations

The department provides excellent didactic programming consisting of several components.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to holistic and unbiased recruitment and selection of applicants and creating a supportive, inclusive learning environment.

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Meet our residents

Our residents receive in-depth training in all facets of anesthesiology from faculty who are committed to providing an exceptional residency experience. Meet the current residents in the Department of Anesthesiology residency training program.

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Wellness & Well-Being

Combating burnout and improving physician wellness is vital to long-term success in the field of medicine. We include wellness and work-life balance in our program aims and provide education, mental health resources, and social events focused on different wellness competencies throughout the year beginning at orientation.

How We Care For Your Wellness

  • Opt-out counseling appointments beginning midway through intern year
  • Fatigue Policy that identifies signs of fatigue
  • Dedicated lectures and didactics focused on wellness, mental health, and physician suicide prevention
  • Resiliency and debriefing sessions during select SIM sessions
  • A paid subscription to headspace, an app to help build healthy habits, practice mindfulness, and provide guided meditation
  • Four weeks of vacation time
Why Train With Us?
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Residency Program Leadership
profile-emily-peoples-2019 Emily E Peoples, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Program Director, Anesthesiology
Assistant Medical Director, Anesthesiology
Program Assistant, Anesthesiology
user Samuel Rentsch
Program Manager
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  • Training Verification for Residency Program Alumni

    The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School provides a verification of training dates free of charge. However, if specific information or forms are required there is a charge of $75 for trainees who have been out of the program for more than five years. You may submit your verification request via email to [email protected]. Verification will be completed within one week of receipt or payment (if payment is required).