The residency program in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care at UC Irvine has received a full five-year accreditation and will expand from a traditional three-year to four-year program that will provide a complete training for future anesthesiologists. UCI now offers one of only two California anesthesia four-year residencies with full accreditation. In addition, the department moved from 44th to 26th nationally in National Institutes of Health research funding for anesthesiology departments. “With this accreditation and rankings achievement, the efforts we have made to transform our department are starting to bear fruit, and we are continuing to build teaching and patient-care programs that will take their place among the nation’s finest,” says Dr. Zeev Kain, anesthesiology professor and chair.