Explore This Residency
Welcome to the Anesthesia Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our residents receive unparalleled education in anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine. This education stems from interactions with expert faculty educators, world-class researchers, highly skilled surgeons who perform advanced surgical procedures and outstanding co-residents.
Our residents can expect to advance in their professional development at an accelerated pace. We support our residents’ varied academic interests and have a long history of successfully helping our residents attain their professional goals. Whether you hope to become an expert-level clinician, independently funded investigator, master educator or leader in health care, our program will help you attain success as you advance in your journey of professional development.
Current residents share why they chose the Anesthesia Residency Program at Mass General, their experiences in the program so far and advice for those with similar professional goals.
Anesthesia Resident Spotlight: David Hao, MD
"I knew that this residency program would offer me the opportunity to learn from world experts and care for some of the highest acuity patients."
Anesthesia Resident Spotlight: Elisa Walsh, MD
"I sought a residency program that would continue to foster the same rigor of training. I absolutely loved the Mass General philosophy of ‘deliberate practice,’ wherein we are encouraged to push ourselves at the edge of our own competency in order to gain expertise."
Anesthesia Resident Spotlight: Lucy Li, MD
"During my interview day, every resident I met was caring, down-to-earth and incredibly dedicated to their patients. I knew that I wanted to become a clinician like them, and I am lucky to have found an incredibly supportive resident family here that reaffirms the impression I got on my interview."
Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, MD, MBA, Anesthesia Residency Program Director
Dr. Saddawi-Konefka talks about the department’s approach to resident education, teaching initiatives in the department, and his passion project that helps providers access mental health care.
Keith Baker, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Education
The department’s Vice Chair of Education since 2008 and prior director of the Mass General Anesthesia Residency Program for 15 years, Dr. Baker shares more about what drew him to teaching, the successes and challenges that residents at Mass General face, and how the residency program has evolved.
A Tour of Mass General
We invite you to watch this virtual tour of the spaces where residents in the Anesthesia Residency Program at Mass General spend most of their day-to-day.
Learn about what Mass General is doing to foster a community of diversity and inclusion.
Mass General residents, fellows and program leaders discuss the trainee experience.
Meet the Anesthesia Residents
The Mass General Anesthesia Residency Program recruits individuals from around the world who are committed to advancing anesthesia, critical care and pain medicine excellence.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our DEI Committee aims to ensure a welcoming environment where all members of the department can experience a true sense of belonging. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, genders and gender identities, races, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations. We know that we are stronger through our collective differences.
How to Apply
The Anesthesia Residency Program welcomes inquiries from all interested applicants. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and do not accept paper applications. Those who would like to submit a formal application should do so through the ERAS associated with the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
The application deadline for the Anesthesia Residency Program is October 6, 2023.
Please submit the following documents electronically via ERAS or visit our applicant page:
- A completed ERAS application
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- In your personal statement, please include a paragraph about why you are interested in specifically our program
- Three (3) letters of reference
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Board scores
For specific information about application requirements and important deadlines, please contact:
Residency Recruitment Coordinator
If you are an international medical school graduate and wish to apply, please contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to submit your ERAS application. You must be ECFMG-certified to apply to our program. We sponsor J-1 visas and H1B visas.
Visiting Clerkship Program
The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) is designed to increase medical student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine, to increase student consideration of academic training programs for internship and residency, and especially, to increase the number of national minority students applying to hospital training programs affiliated with Harvard Medical School.