Weill Cornell Anesthesiology offers a 4-week elective in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, specifically designed for advanced-year medical students to build on the foundations of anesthesiology gained during the early years of training.
This elective aims to reinforce understanding and applied knowledge of the clinical sciences through immersive experience. By engaging as an active member of the cardiac anesthesiology team, students have opportunities to hone both core and advanced practical skills in a dynamic and high-stakes perioperative environment.
By the end of the rotation, students will have an understanding of basic cardiovascular physiology and the anesthetic considerations for a patient undergoing cardiac surgery. Those interested in applying for an anesthesiology residency will have repeated exposure to and be observed by a small group of cardiac anesthesiologists, giving them the opportunity to form a meaningful mentor relationship throughout the ensuing interview process.
(Please note: participation in our elective does not guarantee an invitation to interview during our residency application season.)
What does a typical day look like?
Teaching occurs daily on an informal basis in the operating rooms, and you are encouraged to attend any lectures given to residents and fellows throughout the four-week period. Additionally, you are welcome to attend daily lectures on the fundamentals of anesthesia given to categorical interns rotating through anesthesiology.
At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:
We offer 2 positions per 4-week rotation throughout the academic year.
For visiting students interested in applying for the elective, please visit the Weill Cornell Office of Medical Education for further information.
June M. Chan, MB BS, FANZCA
Course Director, Clinical Cardiovascular Physiology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Assistant Director of Residency Education
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship
Meghann M. Fitzgerald, MD
Chief, Cardiac Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Parbatie Singh, M.H.A
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065