Anesthesiology Clerkships

Medical School Clerkships

This is a valuable educational opportunity not only for those students who are considering anesthesiology as a specialty career path, but also for those who want to develop practical skills and knowledge that can serve as a foundation for practice in other specialties. The basic and advanced electives focus on the intraoperative and immediate perioperative care of patients. 


 Basic two-week Clerkship

The Basic Two-Week Clerkship is an introduction to the specialty of anesthesiology, providing an overview of anesthetic techniques used for pain relief during surgery and to facilitate performance of surgical operations. Students also learn essential psychomotor skills that all physicians may be called upon to perform under controlled and emergent situations. 

Advanced four-week Clerkship

The Advanced Four-Week Clerkship provides a more in-depth and comprehensive view of the role of physician-anesthesiologist in the preoperative evaluation and preparation of critically ill surgical patients, and in the intraoperative and postoperative management of patients undergoing major surgery. The clerkship will be of interest to students considering Anesthesiology as a career. 

Conferences and lectures

The department conducts a regular series of clinical conferences, didactic lectures, and research seminars. 


Opportunities for collaborative research are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact Education Program Staff for more information. 



Comments from medical students on the clerkship experience:

This was a great rotation for me. The faculty were friendly and willing to teach. I was able to get much more experience than I anticipated and my confidence increased.

Great clerkship.

Everyone was superb. Great learning environment.

Dr. Lollo is an incredible teacher!! He goes out of his way to teach the students.

Outstanding opportunities to learn valuable procedural skills.