Clinical Experiences (Anesthesia)

Students will progress through a series of structured and scaffolded learning activities prior to embarking upon clinical learning experiences. Students will 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. Rotations include specialized experiences in cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, dental, regional anesthesia, organ transplantation, pediatrics, obstetrics, burns, and electroconvulsive therapy.  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:

UPMC Presbyterian (includes Montefiore Surgicenter)
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
UPMC Shadyside 
UPMC East, Monroeville, PA
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC- Obstetrics and Main OR
UPMC Mercy, McKeesport, Passavant, Cranberry, St. Margaret, Altoona
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Butler Health System
Allegheny Health Network, Jefferson Hospital
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The Washington Hospital
Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio
Conemaugh Health System, Johnstown, PA
DNA Health Systems (Pain Service)
Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley, PA
Sanpete Valley Hospital, Ephraim, UT
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center in West Mifflin, PA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Weirton Medical Center, West Virginia
West Virginia University Hospitals - Ruby Memorial, Morgantown, WV
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Altoona