The Stanford Anesthesia Clinical Base Year (internship) is divided into thirteen 4 week rotations and is structured similarly to the Stanford Medicine preliminary medicine year. A sample schedule would include one each of the following; Emergency Medicine, ICU, Anesthesiology, as well as 7 Medicine Inpatient rotations (e.g., General Medicine or specialty inpatient rotations such as Cardiology), 2-week CCU and 2-week pain medicine, and 1-2 consult service (e.g., pulmonary) rotations. One of these rotations could instead be a research elective. There are 4 weeks of vacation and 1 week off between the end of internship June 25 and Stanford Anesthesia Orientation June 30.
Interns will work alongside the Stanford Medicine Categorical Interns, and participate in Medicine education sessions. Stanford Anesthesia Interns will also spend approximately 2-3 half-days per month half day in the Stanford Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic.
We are fortunate to also have several outstanding internships in the San Francisco Bay Area that are available to Stanford Anesthesia applicants. These include:
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - Transitional with four affiliated spots reserved for Stanford Anesthesia
- San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Medical Center with two affiliated spots for Stanford Anesthesia
In surveying our residents, all of those who wanted to be in the SF Bay Area for internship were able to do so. In fact, for example, 4 of the 16 transitional spots at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center are reserved (a separate interview is required) for Stanford Anesthesia residents. Reserved/affiliated means that applicants ranked by Stanford Anesthesia will get priority for those spots.