Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania Anesthesiology and Critical Care residency program! Our program continues to be one of the most innovative and respected anesthesia training programs in the country. We have a long history of academic and clinical excellence, and a global alumni network. At Penn you will have the opportunity to train with world renowned faculty in addition to caring for patients with complex surgical pathologies, which gives us a unique and powerful training experience.
Our program prides itself on training the future leaders in the field of anesthesiology and critical care. Our residents go on to prestigious fellowships and private practice positions all over the country. The training environment creates an incredible camaraderie among residents and the faculty. The department sponsors several social gatherings throughout the year that are highly attended by both faculty and residents including the Burkey Picnic, CA-1 happy hour, the orientation scavenger hunt, holiday and graduation parties, the Penn Anesthesia Running Team races, and last year's first ever faculty v.s. residents dodgeball game! We truly have made lifelong friendships with the incredible residents we have worked with over the past couple years.
In addition to an incredible training experience Philadelphia offers plenty of cultural and outdoor activities that we take advantage of during our training. Among our residents' favorite things to do are going out to eat at one of Philly's BYOB’s, catching a show at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum, going to a Phillies/Flyers/Eagles game, and biking or running along the Schyulkill River.
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods - most of our residents live in the Center City district (Fitler Square, Rittenhouse, Old City, and Graduate Hospital neighborhoods), as well as University City. Many residents, especially those with families, live in houses in the surrounding townships and boroughs. Philadelphia is ideally located between Boston, New York, and Washington DC, and is an easy train, bus, or car ride to these and other cities. Transportation within Philadelphia is also easy, and many of our residents use public transportation or bike for their daily commutes.
This link is a description of a day-in-the-life of a resident. Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope to have the chance to meet you on your interview trail.
Aris, Maddy, and Mike
Aris Sophocles M.D.
Madeline Gregorits M.D.
Michael Pascarella D.O, J.D.