Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Apply to Stanford Anesthesia

Physicians may enter the residency training program in Anesthesia at Stanford after having successfully completed any approved internship (medicine, categorical, surgery, or pediatrics) at a location of their choice.

The Stanford Anesthesia program accepts applications through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. Please contact your medical school for information regarding the process for submitting application materials.

Our deadline for submission of applications is November 1st.

Please provide the following information through ERAS only:

For additional information regarding the application process and the Stanford Anesthesia Residency Program please contact:

Janine Roberts, Residency Coordinator
Stanford University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesia, H3580
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Tel: (650) 723-7377
Fax: (650) 725-8544
E-mail:

The selection process at Stanford begins only when the application is complete. Applicants are responsible for ascertaining that the application has been completed and all necessary materials are received by the Department. The Resident Selection Committee reviews all completed applications and chooses about 100 applicants to be interviewed. Interviews are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December and January. Each applicant has interviews with the Department Chairman and 3 members of the Resident Selection Committee. The interview day also provides ample time to meet with several residents and tour the facilities. The Resident Selection Committee meets at the end of each interview day and again in February to review interviewed applicants. The interviewers independently evaluate each applicant in the area of medical school performance, understanding of anesthesia, research experience and personal qualities. Written comments supplement the scoring system, which determines the applicant's ranking. Many individuals are considered outstanding applicants even though they have had no research background. In February, the Committee meets to determine the final ranking for medical student applicants who will enter our residency through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We expect to fill 23 positions for the PGY-2 (CA-1) level.

Additional residency positions are available from time to time at all levels of training, as vacancies occur. Interested physicians are asked to contact the department to determine if applications are being accepted for senior resident positions.

The Department of Anesthesia and the Stanford University Medical Center are committed to increasing representation of women and minority groups in our residency and fellowship programs and particularly encourage applications from such individuals.

The Stanford Anesthesia program offers four PGY1 positions at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. However, you must contact them directly to apply to their program. Information regarding these PGY1 (internship) positions may be obtained from:

Melissa Chin, M.D.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Department of Medicine
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, California 95128
Contact: Emi Williams
Tel: (408) 885-7724

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