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Clinical Experiences (Anesthesia)

Students progress through a series of structured and scaffolded learning activities prior to embarking upon clinical learning experiences. Students rotate through numerous clinical sites in Pittsburgh and around the region including the UPMC hospitals, which are nationally known for surgical innovation, trauma medicine, organ transplantation, evidence-based anesthesia practice, research, and biomedical technology. Students have the opportunity for specialized experiences in cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, dental, regional anesthesia, organ transplantation, pediatrics, obstetrics, burns and pain management.  An array of additional clinical opportunities in community environments and other unique settings help to enrich the curriculum and prepare the graduate for practice in diverse settings. Upon completion, graduates are well-prepared to safely manage simple-to-extremely complex patients across the lifespan.

Students gain clinical experience at such outstanding facilities as:

  1. Atrium Medical Center, Middletown, OH

  2. UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore

  3. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

  4. UPMC Shadyside 

  5. UPMC East, Monroeville, PA

  6. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

  7. Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC-Obstetrics and Main OR

  8. UPMC Mercy

  9. UPMC McKeesport

  10. UPMC Passavant and UPMC Passavant Cranberry

  11. UPMC St. Margaret

  12. UPMC Altoona

  13. UPMC Horizon

  14. University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

  15. Butler Health System

  16. Allegheny Health Network, Jefferson Hospital

  17. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  18. Washington Health System, Washington, PA

  19. Conemaugh Health System, Johnstown

  20. Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley, PA

  21. Sanpete Valley Hospital, Ephraim, UT

  22. Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center in West Mifflin, PA

  23. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  24. Weirton Medical Center, West Virginia

  25. West Virginia University Hospitals - Ruby Memorial, Morgantown, WV

  26. Highlands Hospital (with Southwest Ambulatory Surgery Center), Connellsville, PA