Clinical Anesthesiology Elective


The Department of Anesthesiology welcomes fourth-year medical students for a dynamic and educational month-long experience with our department. Our program strengths are borne in our diverse faculty and housestaff, all of whom place special emphasis on teaching and mentorship.

Our comprehensive elective engages the student in the entirety of perioperative patient care; thorough preoperative evaluation, formulation of an anesthetic plan, interpretation of intraoperative monitoring, proficiency in airway management and venous access, maintenance of anesthetic, care in postoperative period and critical care settings. Experience will expose each student to the full breadth of anesthesiology practice – pediatrics, regional anesthesia, thoracic, neurosurgical, transplant and vascular surgery. One week will be spent at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the nation’s leading regional and orthopedic institution. Subspecialty experience in Critical Care, Pain Management and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia can be arranged on request.

In addition to attending the weekly Grand Rounds, the student will participate in the daily departmental resident lecture: Introduction to Anesthesiology. Daily meetings with core faculty will further augment the clinical experience. Educational series focus upon basics of pharmacology, organ system pathophysiology, and hemodynamic monitoring.

Sample Schedule:
6:45 – 7:00 am Meet assigned resident, assist in operating room setup and patient evaluation.
7:30 – 1:00 pm Patient care and clinical experience
1:00 – 2:00 pm Intern Core Lecture
2:00 – 3:00 pm Core Faculty Meeting/Topical Review
Monday 7:00 am Department Grand Rounds
Tuesday 7:00 am Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Grand Rounds
Tuesday 3:30 pm Resident Mixed Topical Series
Thursday 3:30 pm Resident Case Conference

Registration and Information

Interested candidates from US programs should contact:
Office of the Registrar
(212) 746-1050

Interested candidates from international medical schools should contact:
Office of Global Health Education
(646) 962-8058

For course-related questions, please contact the program director: 
Justin Chung, MD

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Office of the Chair,

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941
For trainee verification inquiries:

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (646) 962-5700