Our mission in education at Stanford Anesthesiology is to improve health care and patient outcomes by assessing and enhancing the quality of education in all our programs (community, college, medical school, residency, fellowships, and continuing education).  We aim to be internationally recognized as having premier, innovative, and learner-centered education programs that train the next generation of leaders in Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. 

Residency Training

The residency is structured so when residents graduate, they are fully prepared to practice independently taking care of sick patients in a variety of settings. According to alumni surveys, graduates feel well-prepared to manage any case they encounter, no matter how complex or challenging.

Fellowship Opportunities

For physicians who have graduated from an anesthesiology residency program, Stanford’s Anesthesiology Department offers all 6 ACGME fellowships, and advanced training in a wide variety of other including for example research,  global health, medical education, and the management of perioperative services.

Medical Clerkships

There is a wide range of clinical clerkships available at Stanford University and its affiliated hospitals. Many are open to both Stanford students and visiting medical students.