Resident Clinical Rotations
The residency is devoted to training physicians to become outstanding anesthesiologists. In the first clinical anesthesia year, residents learn basic anesthesia skills on routine cases under close faculty supervision in the general operating room. Residents spend about half the year at the Stanford University-Packard Children's Hospital complex and the remainder divided between the Veterans Administration (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Residents take night and weekend calls with in-house faculty supervision as soon as their level of training permits.
The second year is devoted to more extensive experience in anesthetic subspecialties.