The three main paths for doctors and medical students who want to study anesthesia at Stanford are residency,  fellowships,  and clerkships.

Residency Training

The residency is set up so that when residents graduate, they are ready to practice independently. Alumni surveys consistently tell us that the program achieves this goal: According to the surveys, graduates feel well prepared to manage any case they encounter, no matter how complex or challenging.


For physicians who have graduated from a residency program, Stanford’s Anesthesia Department offers fellowships in many specialties, including different areas of research, various clinical specialties, global health, medical education, management of perioperative services, and within the Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab.


Clerkships offer medical students at Stanford and other institutions the chance to study various areas of clinical anesthesia.