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VCU Department of Anesthesiology Supplemental Residency Application Form

VCU Department of Anesthesiology

Residency Supplemental Application Form

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Thank you for your interest in our residency program!

Due to the unusual circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we all are facing a new process for the interview season. We are requesting additional information regarding any information about your interest in our residency training program that may not be available in the usual application process. Please take a few minutes to provide any information you feel might help us appreciate your interest in our program.


Safe Surgery Intake Process

We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting measures to make sure our hospitals and clinics provide a safe environment for your care.

Join Dr. Tamara Lawson as she walks you through the safety measures VCU Health is taking when you arrive downtown for surgery or a non-surgical procedure.Learn More

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VCU Department of Anesthesiology

VCU Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the VCU School of Medicine. For more than 50 years, our department has trained experts in anesthesiology and perioperative care. Through an innovative approach to teaching and an emphasis on patient safety, we prepare clinicians for the future of our specialty.


The VCU Department of Anesthesiology offers a core residency and three subspecialty fellowship programs.

Anesthesiology Residency .
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Anesthesiology Residency

A three or four-year program training strong clinicians and future experts in the field of anesthesiology.

Cardiothoracic Fellowship .
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Cardiothoracic Fellowship

A one-year fellowship focused on educating physicians to provide care for patients undergoing cardiovascular and pulmonary surgery.

Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Fellowship.
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Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Fellowship

A one-year program that prepares fellows to become perioperative physicians through experience in regional anesthesiology and acute pain management.

Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship .
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Chronic Pain Medicine Fellowship

A one-year fellowship devoted to the comprehensive treatment of chronic painful disorders. This fellowship is a collaboration between the departments of Physical Medication and Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology.


Our department is committed to advancing research and quality improvement in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine to improve patient outcomes. With several studies in progress, we play a key role in quality improvement across our Health System.Read more about our research

Alice Coombs, M.D.

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Alice Coombs, M.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
VCU School of Medicine


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