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Message from the Chief Residents

Thank you for your interest in the IU School of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency program! We are thrilled that you want to learn more of what this program, as well as the great city of Indianapolis, have to offer. We are the only anesthesiology residency in the state and one of the largest, and most respected, programs in the country. During your time at IU, you will be exposed to a wide variety of cases and patient pathology across five downtown Indianapolis hospitals, including healthy outpatients, critically ill inpatients, three Level-1 trauma centers, active transplant service, high-risk OB and six months of pediatric training over the course of the three-year program. In addition to excellent clinical training, this program maintains a strong focus on work-life balance displayed in the unique camaraderie among the residents, a resident wellness committee, encouraging and engaged faculty, state-of-the-art simulation lab, TEE and POCUS training, comprehensive didactics and exam preparation, an elective monthly journal club and a family-friendly environment.

Over the course of your three years at IU, you will gain critical skills, confidence and autonomy that will carry you through residency and beyond. As a CA1, residents will attend an orientation session where they will meet their co-residents and learn about the program in greater detail. During your CA1 year, clinical work will focus on general adult anesthesia, as well as two months of pediatric anesthesia. Your CA2 and CA3 years will dig deeper into sub-specialty anesthesia, including OB, acute and chronic pain, cardiovascular anesthesia, thoracic anesthesia and neuroanesthesia, as well as working in the surgical intensive care unit. The training you receive at IU will lead you to not only being a decisive and confident anesthesiologist, but ultimately a strong advocate for your patients throughout the life of your career.

Life as an IU resident doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital. The city of Indianapolis offers something for everyone! Whether cheering on the Colts, Pacers or Indians or exploring the expansive culinary scene, there is always something fun to do in your off-time. In addition to being one of the most physician-friendly states, Indiana’s cost of living is notably low. Families will enjoy the variety of kid-friendly activities including the Indianapolis Zoo, the world’s largest Children’s Museum, and the three-mile canal walk. Whether you’re taking in a movie on the Newfields Art Museum lawn, cheering on your favorite driver at the Indianapolis 500 or tasting your way through the city at Devour Indy, Indianapolis will feel like home in no time.

We hope you are as excited about our program as we are, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Grant Hicks, MD
Elliott Trosky, MD

Chief Resident Leadership

Chief Resident
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Grant W. Hicks, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia