Residency Overview 


Click the link below to download a presentation about the Anesthesiology Residency.

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Residency: Overview

Training Tomorrow's Leaders in Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

By Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., Vice-Chair for Education and Program Director for the Anesthesia Residency

At Stanford, the goal of the anesthesia residency is to provide you with the environment and resources to help fulfill your highest professional potential as an anesthesiologist. In contrast to when I was applying to residencies in 1988, the Internet and this website now provides instant and updated information about the residency education program.  Here you will find plenty of information about our world-class teaching faculty, with their specialized expertise in a variety of clinical and research areas.  Also, please look around the website to see our facilities and curriculum.

The core tenets of anesthesia education at Stanford are:

  • Residents are learners
  • Residents learn best in clinical settings that embody the highest standards of medical practice & patient safety
  • Resident well-being is a high priority

Furthermore, residency training here incorporates the 3 domains of modern learning theory:

  • Cognitive (knowledge & intellectual abilities)
  • Affective (attitudes and values)
  • Psychomotor (motor skills)

Each is addressed to ensure that when residents graduate, they are ready to practice independently. In fact, alumni surveys consistently tell us that our graduates are most pleased with how well prepared they are to manage any case they encounter, no matter how complex or challenging.

Other highlights of the training include:

Other features of the residency structure include:

Stanford Anesthesia aims to train excellent clinicians, future leaders in the specialty, and clinician-scientists in patient care or basic science research.  Please consider joining the Stanford community in beautiful Northern California.