Welcome to the University of Louisville. We are looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to our program. Congratulations on your interview invitation! Anesthesiology is a competitive residency and receiving an interview is an exciting accomplishment. The follow information is designed to walk you through all aspects of your interview including accommodations, directions, and dinner with the residents.

Interview Day

Your interview day will begin at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be provided during faculty introductions. You will interview with two attendings and one of the chief residents (either a senior chief resident or junior chief resident). After the interviews, one of the residents will give a tour of University Hospital and the Simulation Center. Your day will conclude in the early afternoon with lunch and additional time to talk with faculty and residents.

The Seelbach Hilton

The Seelbach Hilton is equal parts historical landmark and architectural masterpiece. It began as the dream of two Bavarian brothers — Otto and Louis Seelbach — in 1869 when Louis came to Louisville to learn the hotel business. In 1903, after several years of running restaurants and gentleman's clubs, the brothers began construction of a new hotel at the corner of 4th and Walnut Street (now Muhammad Ali), creating a lavish, turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts Baroque hotel. The Seelbach Hilton continues to be the choice for international celebrities and world politicians visiting the area. The Seelbach offers a special UofL rate.

The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

500 Fourth Street - Louisville, KY 40202-2518

Reservations 1-800-333-3399 - Hotel (502) 585-3200

The Brown Hotel

Located at the corners of Fourth and Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Brown Hotel is one of Louisville's most treasured landmarks. Built in 1923 by J. Graham Brown, the hotel was a magnet for many prominent guests and celebrities during the 1920s through the 1950s. In the early 1980s the building was renovated and reopened as The Brown Hotel and today this stunning 16-story property with a distinctive English Renaissance design is on the National Register of Historic Places.

335 West Broadway
Louisville, Ky 40202
(502) 583-1234

Dinner Venues

On the night before your interview, you will attend dinner with residents only, no attendings will be present. This evening is designed to be a casual environment and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have. Please invite your significant other to come with you. The location may be altered for each interview. Below is a listing of venues we use.

BBC- Bourbon Barrel Loft


300 West Main Street


Bristol Bar & Grille

614 West Main Street
Louisville, KY
(502) 582-1995


2300 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Ky 40206
(502) 894-4446


Parking is available in the garage at the corner of Chestnut and Jackson Street.

Directions to University Hospital

530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 562-3000

From the North

  • Take I-65 South to Exit 136C Jefferson St./Brook St.
  • Follow signs to Brook St.
  • Turn right onto S. Brook St. at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn right onto Market St.
  • Turn right onto S. Preston St.
  • Turn left onto E. Chestnut St.
  • Turn left onto S. Jackson St.
  • Turn left onto Madison St.
  • Parking is on right.

From the South

  • Take I-65 North to Exit 136A E. Broadway/S. Brook St.
  • Follow S. Brook St. to first intersection.
  • Turn right onto Broadway.
  • Turn left onto S. Jackson St.
  • Turn left onto Madison St.
  • Parking is on right.

From the East

  • Take I-71 West to I-65 South
  • Take I-65 South to Exit 136C Jefferson St./Brook St.
  • Follow signs to Brook St.
  • Turn right onto S. Brook St. at the end of the ramp.
  • Turn right onto Market St.
  • Turn right onto S. Preston St.
  • Turn left onto E. Chestnut St.
  • Turn left onto S. Jackson St.
  • Turn left onto Madison St.
  • Parking is on right.


Intern Year

Rotation Duration (months)Institution
Intro to Anesthesia1  (may, or june)ULH
Medicine Wards2ULH or VA
Emergency Medicine1/2ULH
Pediatric Emergency Medicine1/2Kosair Children's Hospital
Elective2ULH, VA, Norton

CA 1-2 years

Rotation Duration (months)Institution
Obstetric Anesthesia2ULH
Pediatric Anesthesia2Kosair
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia3 (2 months cardiac and 1 month thoracic and major vascular)Jewish
Critical Care Medicine3ULH
Pain Medicine2ULH
Main OR10ULH or VA  *CA1

CA-3 year

Rotation Duration (months)Institution
Obstetric Anesthesia1-2 as an electiveULH
Pediatric Anesthesia1-2 as an electiveULH
Neuroanesthesia1 as an electiveULH
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia1-2 as an electiveULH
Critical Care Medicine2 as an electiveULH
Pain Medicine1-2 as an electiveULH
Preoperative Clinic1 as an electiveULH
Transesophageal Echocardiogram1 as an electiveJewish
Other1 Regional Acute PainULH

How to Apply

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine accepts residency applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Materials needed are as follows:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter
  • 3 additional letters of recommendation
  • USMLE scores

*International Medical Graduates must provide a valid ECFMG certificate.

Positions Available

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville will be offering approximately 10 PGY-1 (or categorical) positions through the MATCH. This number will be confirmed at a later date.

All applications will be reviewed by the Resident Selection Committee and invitations for interviews will be issued. Upon receipt of an invitation, candidates must contact the Program Coordinator, to schedule an interview.


Resident Program Director

Laura Clark M.D.

Program Coordinator Senior

Sherry Gainous, MPA
(502) 852-1732

Chief Resident

Alexander Bautista, M.D.

Chief Resident

Kenneth Burckardt, M.D.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you have a minimum USMLE score requirement?
    We do not have a strict cut-off on the USMLE. However, please note that the most successful candidates typically have scores that are in the 85thpercentile and above.
  2. Do you have a deadline for medical school graduation?
    No – there is no specific timeline that is required of applicants. However, you must be able to document that you have graduated from medical school in order to start the program.
  3. Is US clinical experience required for International Medical Graduates?
    While clinical experience in the United States is not required, it will only serve to make a candidate’s application stronger.
  4. What kind of visa does the University of Louisville sponsor?
    The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, in accordance with the University of Louisville, will only sponsor the J-1 visa for residents and fellows seeking sponsorship. No exceptions are made.
  5. What is the application deadline?
    The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine will be conducting interviews in October, November, December– with a rough application deadline of December 15th of the recruitment year.