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 after lunch and additional time to talk with faculty and residents.

Hampton Inn-Downtown Louisville

The Hampton Inn is conveniently located to our Health Sciences Campus and offers our resident candidates many complimentary benefits, including airport shuttle, shuttle to our location, hot breakfast, parking and wireless internet.  The hotel also shuttles you to and from the resident dinner held the evening before your interview.

101 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202

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.


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

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. (parking garage on right)
  • Turn left onto S. Jackson St.

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.

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.(parking garage on right)
  • Turn left onto S. Jackson St.


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 9 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

Sean Clifford, M.D.

Program Coordinator Senior

Sherry Gainous, MPA
(502) 852-1732

Chief Resident

Gil Brown, M.D.

Chief Resident

Erik Lundin, 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.