At Wake Forest School of Medicine, we train our anesthesiology residents to become highly skilled anesthesiologists. Our program holds a full, ten-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

We match 14 residents each year and offer categorical positions through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Every graduate performs in excess of 200 ancillary airways, labor epidurals and peripheral nerve blocks

Our Educational Philosophy is built upon the following foundation:

From the Chief Residents

Head shot of Jacob MatthewsHead shot of Ryan Barnett"One of the best aspects of our residency involves the realization that everyone is unique in their career aspirations. The culture at Wake Forest is truly resident-centered, allowing for a well-rounded training in preparation for any career. Residents are matched early on with a mentor who is there to help them navigate that journey. After mastering the basics and various subspecialties, residents can tailor their schedules uniquely. This allows everyone to find his or her ‘best’ path." 

- Ryan Barnett, MD, and Jacob Matthews, MD, Chief Residents 2020-2021

Read the full letter from the chief residents. 

Learn more about our program through our Resident Perspectives and Reflection