Residency Overview

At Stanford, the anesthesiology residency aims to provide you with the environment and resources to help fulfill your highest professional potential as an anesthesiologist. This website provides instant and updated information about the education program, including our world-class teaching faculty, with their specialized expertise in a variety of clinical and research areas, our facilities, and our curriculum. The goal is to produce outstanding clinical anesthesiologists and leaders, who also have additional areas of expertise in areas such as global health, medical education, quality improvement/management/IT, combined training in pediatrics & anesthesiology, combined training in internal medicine & anesthesiology, extra training in some clinical subspecialty, or research via the FARM program.

The Stanford Anesthesiology Department values and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for its staff, residents, fellows, and faculty. In 2015, we created the Anesthesiology Diversity Council with the mission to recruit, support, retain, and promote diversity within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. Each division within our department has faculty dedicated to creating scholarship opportunities, fostering inclusion, providing mentorship, and guiding education efforts to be able to address the health needs of a diverse patient population.

Core Tenets of Anesthesiology Education

  • 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.

Training Highlights

Teaching Scholars Program

Upcoming Event

Residency Virtual Open House

Date:  Aug. 24, 2024
Time: 11am Pacific Time

Join us for a virtual open house where applicants can engage with the Chair, Vice Chair, PD, APDs, and residents from Stanford Anesthesiology. This important event offers an opportunity to learn more about our Anesthesiology Residency Program, along with a Q&A session featuring a resident panel.

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