Welcome

Michelle Parra, portraitWelcome to the Department of Anesthesia at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and thank you for your interest in our residency program!

We offer a four-year ACGME-accredited program with a history of excellence. We practice in a very large, very busy, tertiary care hospital located in a near-perfect small university community. Our graduates are well prepared to enter their choice of private practice, academic practice, or fellowship in any anesthesia subspecialty.

The internship year includes clinical rotations in anesthesia, medicine, surgery, critical care, pediatrics, palliative care, and emergency medicine. In addition, the internship includes non-clinical rotations in: safety and quality, advanced clinical medicine (no direct patient care), and an elective. The internship provides outstanding preparation for the three-year clinical anesthesia residency.

The anesthesia residency incorporates direct patient care in a learning environment with solid didactics including lectures, simulations, workshops, discussion sessions, journal clubs, and morbidity and mortality conferences. The program facilitates the development of exceptional clinical skills and judgment in all anesthesia subspecialties. We are proud to say that all our graduates become leaders in their practice or at the state or national level.

Please explore the possibilities available in Anesthesia Residency training at the University of Iowa. For more information about the Department of Anesthesia, please visit the Department of Anesthesia website.

Michelle Parra, MD
Director, Anesthesia Residency Program