Core and Advanced Anesthesia Clerkships

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care offers several educational opportunities in anesthesia.  We welcome any interested medical student to visit the department and spend some time with our faculty and residents in the operating room, pain clinics, obstetric service, preoperative clinic or any other area of special interest.

Anesthesia Student Clerkships

110  Anesthesia Core Clerkship  (2 weeks), Kristine Breyer, MD
A comprehensive experience in anesthesia & perioperative care. Clinical skills include airway management, IV insertion, drug administration, physiologic monitoring, sedation and acute pain management. The OR facilitates review of pulmonary/cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. Developing rapport, confidence, professionalism and communication are emphasized.

Pisces and KLIC (Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship) Stephanie Lim, MD​
Anesthesia is a core component of the UCSF Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships.  The experience and goals are identical to the anesthesia 110 core clerkship, with learning experiences distributed over the year.

140.01  Advanced Clinical Clerkships  (4 weeks), Seema Gandhi, MD   ***Open to visiting students
Four-week clerkship offering: 1 week at Moffitt-Long hospitals, 1 week at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, & 2 weeks at San Francisco General Hospital. During their week at the VAMC students participate in a wide variety of cases including major cardiac and vascular surgery. Students two weeks at SFGH are split between 1 week of cases during the day & 1 week of overnight call. This experience allows students to participate in the care of the underserved & of trauma patients.
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140.03A  ZSFG Advanced Intensive Care  (4 weeks), Julin Tang​, MD
Clinical clerkship provides experience with critically ill adult and pediatric patients in a surgical, trauma, and neurologic intensive care unit. Focus is on evaluation, management, and resuscitation of patients with severe respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurologic failure, often in the setting of traumatic insult.
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140.03B  Parnassus Advanced Intensive Care  (4 weeks), Ron Lane, MD
The student will participate in the care of critically ill adults with a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The clerkship will integrate an understanding of respiratory, cardiovascular, cerebral and renal pathophysiology with diagnostic and therapeutic techniques required to care for patients with multisystem failure.
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140.06  Pain Management  (4 weeks), Xiaobing Yu, MD   ***Open to visiting students
This course in pain management allows students to participate in the assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pain in an outpatient setting. Morning lectures, journal clubs and multidisciplinary treatment plan meetings comprise the didactic portion, while outpatient pain management evaluations and interventional procedures with faculty, fellows and residents provide the clinical portion.
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140.07  Advanced Anesthesia  (4 – 12 weeks), Nichlesh Patel, MD
This is a 12-week advanced elective in general anesthesia for participants in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery who are in the medical school phase of their integrated training program. It fulfills partial requirements for accreditation in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

140.08  Obstetric Anesthesia  (2 weeks), Atisa Britton, MD   ***Open to visiting students
This course is designed for students interested in either Obstetrics/Gynecology or Anesthesia as it relates to Women's Health. The clerkship views labor & delivery from the anesthesia perspective, with emphasis on physiology, pharmacology & specific disease processes of pregnancy.The educational & skills objectives are defined by the principles & practice of obstetric anesthesia.The student's goal is to become a more knowledgeable, more skilled & more effective physician in an obstetric unit.
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140.10  Pediatric Anesthesia  (2 weeks), Gail Shibata, MD
This course is designed for students interested in Pediatrics or Pediatric Anesthesia. The clerkship incorporates issues of importance to the pediatrician and pediatric anesthesiologist, including preoperative evaluation and preparation, sedation management and monitoring, airway management, implications of common and rare pediatric disorders, management for painful procedures and options for remote locations and effective postoperative pain management.
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140.52  Pediatric Anesthesia Rotation for 4th Year OMFS Students  (4 weeks), Zhe Chen​, MD
The pediatric anesthesia rotation will allow students the opportunity to provide hands-on care to children from birth to age 18 undergoing sedation or general anesthesia for myriad surgeries and procedures.
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150.01  Research in Anesthesia  (2 - 16 weeks), Kristine Breyer, MD

Students conduct research projects under guidance of faculty member. Projects must be approved by both the research mentor supervising the student and the clerkship director. Students may initiate or become involved in established research programs under faculty guidance.
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170.01A  Special Study Course  (1 unit), Jeff Sall, MD, PhDSolmaz Manuel, MD​
Explore in systematic (lecture/readings/small group discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to Anesthesia. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.  Students typically participate in a series of 10 noon time lectures given in the Fall that cover a variety of anesthesia related topics.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units), Kristine Breyer, MD
Literature research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the anesthesia faculty with the approval of the clerkship director.

199  Laboratory Project  (1 - 5 units), Kristine Breyer, MD
A laboratory, clinical or field research project under direction of a member of the faculty with the approval of the clerkship director.