Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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Q&A with Stanford Anesthesia's Residency Director

May 2009

Financial supplements

I'm wondering if I'm eligible for the one time Stanford moving housing allowance of $3,000 if I match at one of the internships near Stanford like the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

The rules are that you have to be on the Stanford payroll to be eligible for that money, and the Valley is considered an affiliate program. However, every incoming resident/intern receives the moving stipend whether or not they move to Stanford for their internship first. So if you do internship at the Valley, for example, you will receive the stipend when you begin residency a year later even though you probably won't be moving again between internship and residency. People who actually do their internship at Stanford in prelim medicine or prelim surgery do receive the moving stipend at the start of their internship.

Other financial compensation by Stanford anesthesia includes: a monthly housing stipend typically used to help with rent, an educational fund of approximately $1500/yr, payment of $900 for your California medical license (as long as you submit the application on time) as well as any renewal fees, $550 for DEA registration, travel expenses when presenting at a mtg (about a third of our residents did that this yr), and call meal money.

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Options for visiting med students

I'm currently a third-year medical student and I'm starting to prepare my fourth year and my application for a residency in anesthesiology. I think I might really enjoy being a resident at Stanford and was hoping to do an away rotation there in the Fall. What would you recommend?

Thank you for your interest! Theresa Kramer ( is our Stanford Anesthesia Clerkship Coordinator and Dr. Mike Rosenthal is the Clerkship Director.

We accept students from outside Medical Schools on an individual basis. is the link to Anesthesia Clerkships. All are open to visitors with the exception of ANES 306A/ANES 306P, a required core clerkship for Stanford med students. Most visiting students do 300A which is the OR anesthesia rotation.

Students desiring a 2-week clerkship will be assigned to the general OR either at the Stanford University Hospital (most visiting students like being at the main university hospital so they can see the residency first hand) or the Palo Alto VA Medical Center.

Visiting students that prefer a 4 wk experience spend the first 2 wks on the general OR services of either of the 2 above facilities; the second 2 wks are in a subspecialty of your choosing depending on availability and could either be Pediatrics (300P), Ob Anesthesia (302A), Cardiac Anesthesia (307A) or Acute Pain Management (304A). Students interested in Critical Care can take ANES 301A which is the Stanford Hospital ICU clerkship, ANES 340B (the Critical Care clerkship at the Palo Alto VA Med Ctr), or ANES 303D (at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara).

Please keep in mind that students must be able to arrange their schedules to coincide with the Stanford clerkship schedule. Periods available for student rotations are 3 thru 12. Students may begin their Stanford experience in the "B" portion of a period and if desired do the second 2 weeks in the "A" portion of the following period. Please refer to our clerkship calendar for deadlines & rotation dates.

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2009 match internship locations

Since you will not be offering a categorical internship, where are the people that matched in 2009 doing their internship?

Stayed at city where doing med school (n=8)
Santa Clara Valley Transitional (n=4, these are affiliated positions with Stanford Anesthesia)
New location (Not home med school, Not in San Francisco Bay Area (n=2)
Santa Clara Valley Preliminary Medicine (n=2)
Kaiser Santa Clara (n=2)
Stanford Surgery (n=1)
Stanford Medicine (n=1)
Alameda Highland (n=1)
California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (n=1)
Already finished internship (Pediatrics resident) (n=1)

More details about the nearby internships are available at:
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