Residency Program

Preparing the anesthesiologists of tomorrow with a thorough, experiential curriculum

In addition to clinical skills, our four year program emphasizes interpersonal skills, effective communication, professionalism, leadership in health services delivery, prudent fiscal resource stewardship, and quality improvement initiatives.

About the Residency Program

The LAC+USC Anesthesiology Residency program transitions medical students through an experiential curriculum to develop them into independent practitioners. Our training program focuses on the assessment of, consultation for and preparation of patients for anesthesia; relief and prevention of pain during and following surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

We are fortunate to have two equally large in-patient clinical sites on our Health Sciences Campus as well as an outpatient surgical facility. Our residents see a broad variety of surgical services and a diverse patient population. Our county facility houses a burn unit and is the busiest level one trauma centers in Los Angeles.

Application

The Anesthesiology Residency Program is a Categorical Residency Program, annually accepting applications for 18 PGY-1 positions.

All prospective applicants wishing to apply to our program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our requirements for application include:

  • Common application form
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • MSPE/ Dean’s Letter
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 3)
  • Photograph
  • USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report – foreign graduates only

Director

Program Director
Chelsia Varner, MD

Need Help Applying?
Contact
Nancy Curtiss
Residency Program Coordinator
Nancy.Curtiss@med.usc.edu

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Schedule Overview

Interns have rotations at both LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC. They move through surgical specialties, anesthesia, ICU rotations (2), emergency medicine, night float, heart failure or cardiology, research and vacation blocks.
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Rotation Facilities

Our Department provides education for its residents at three University-based hospitals and LAC+USC Medical Center, all located on the medical campus of the University of Southern California.

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Benefits and Salary

General work benefits are provided by the County of Los Angeles and are negotiated for residents by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR).
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