Education and Training Programs

Our training programs offer residents and trainees the opportunity to learn in diverse clinical services while being taught by leaders in the field of anesthesiology.

The Department of Anesthesiology is committed to training future leaders in the field. Under our guidance, our trainees develop skills that equip them to both meet and exceed the highest standards of patient care and research. The following training programs are offered through the department:

Medical Students

Our department provides medical students with a comprehensive clinical experience within the field of anesthesiology. We encourage active learning through required reading, frequent tutorials and small group discussions. Students also observe and take part in the care of patients. For more information, please see:

Anesthesiology Student Interest Group 

Our Anesthesiology Interest Group (ASIG) is a medical student organization designed to expose students to the field of anesthesiology. To allow early exposure to anesthesia and networking, students have the opportunity to shadow anesthesia residents in the operating rooms as well as meet with anesthesia chiefs throughout their M1 through M4 years. The group also offers monthly educational events and a yearly informational meeting at the Chair's home, where faculty members discuss fellowship opportunities. Visit the ASIG website here. 

For more information on the medical student education program, please contact Vu WIlley at vuwilley@med.umich.edu or 734-232-6128 or Brian Woodcock, M.D., Director of Medical Student Education at bwudcock@med.umich.edu.

Residency

We are proud to facilitate a collegial atmosphere in our residency program that enables our trainees to learn and practice in a sociable and supportive environment.  The depth and breadth of the resident training experience is illustrated through our comprehensive curriculum that includes didactic and clinical hands-on experience.  We are proud and honored to equip the most exemplary residents into skilled anesthesiologists and encourage you to read more in our Message from the Director. If you’re interested in learning more about applying to our residency program, see the below resources or contact our residency program director, Pam Mulholland at pammu@med.umich.edu.

Fellowships

The Department of Anesthesiology offers several fellowship training opportunities. Each fellowship is directed by faculty members who are leaders in their sub-specialty. To learn more about our fellowships, click on the links below:

MOCA

The Maintenance of Certification for Anesthesiology (MOCA) through U-M Anesthesiology fulfills MOCA re-certification for ABA diplomates. Please refer to our MOCA webpage for additional information. 

Other Learners

The Department of Anesthesiology provides formal education for residents, interns and fellows. In addition, we provide supplementary educational support for paramedic students, dental residents and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) students.

Paramedic Students

Paramedic students rotate through University Hospital ORs to learn intubations on adults. The program requires five witnessed, successful intubations. Prior to this hands-on experience, students practice intubations on mannequins. Students can also practice other airway maneuvers including bag-mask ventilation, placement of LMAs, and use of other airway devices. Although it is possible to complete five intubations in one eight-hour day, it is frequently necessary to come for a second day. Still, students are encouraged to complete more that the minimum number of intubations.

Dental Residents

Dental residents are affiliated with the University of Michigan Dental School and are in the midst of a year of post-DDS training, which focuses on hospital-based patients. Residents rotate four weeks on the anesthesia service after having completed six months of their residency. These residents are treated like medical students during the month on anesthesia and are assigned to rooms where they are paired with an anesthesia resident or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Overall, residents focus on airway management and use of anesthetic drugs.

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Michigan Medicine Department of Anesthesiology accepts students for clinical anesthesia experience shared between four Michigan Medicine satellite locations located in SE Michigan (Livonia Surgery Center, Kellogg Eye Center, East Ann Arbor Surgery Center and Brighton Center for Specialty Care). As a student of anesthesia, you will be assigned a mentor CRNA to work with while you are assigned to each satellite location. Please take advantage of the variety of surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques unique to each satellite location. 

  • Ray Elmblad, CRNA, DNAP (remblad@med.umich.edu) is the Clinical Site Coordinator and liaison between the U of M-Flint anesthesia program and Michigan Medicine and oversees clinical evaluations from Livonia Surgery Center and Brighton Center for Specialty Care. 
  •  Kathy Samoray, CRNA, MS (ksamoray@med.umich.edu) is the Assistant Clinical Site Coordinator and oversees clinical evaluations from East Ann Arbor Surgery Center and Kellogg Eye Center. 
  • Each satellite location has a resident manager (or designated CRNA) who will act as Satellite Site Coordinator.
  • Sharon Hollamon (shollamo@med.umich.edu) is a Mott administrative assistant 734-763-2435 and will most likely be your first contact individual for initial onboarding procedures (required Mlearning modules, IDs, x-ray badges, parking etc.)

 

Parking for orientation day

  • Michigan Medicine Main Hospital address:
    1500 East Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5048
    Follow directions sent to you from Sharon Hollamon (shollamo@med.umich.edu) 734-763-2435 as to where to park on orientation day. She validates your parking voucher for your orientation day.

 

Location information for clinical sites:

Livonia Surgery Center

Kellogg Eye Center

East Ann Arbor Surgical Center

Brighton Center for Specialty Care

 

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Student Expectations

  • Most rooms start at 7:30, except on Thursdays where some locations may start at 8:30.
  • An abbreviated care plan is expected for any case you have not done before or any pathophysiology you have not previously seen. We do not want extensive care plans; be specific to the case, the potential complications, and the treatments regime.
  • Assignments will be available by 3PM the day before. You will be sent an email with the assignment that will include the CRNA you are assigned and the OR in which you will be working. You will then be able to view patient information by looking at the CRNAs assignment, once access to Michart has been established for you.
  • Mentor evaluations must be filled out for each clinical day spent at Michigan Medicine.  It is the students responsibly to have these forms filled out by the mentors they work with.  Three copies are required: One for the SRNA, one for the anesthesia program and one copy for the Satellite Clinical Education Coordinator-Manager. 

Welcome to Michigan Medicine Department of Anesthesia, Satellite locations.  We look forward to meeting you.