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. 

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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.
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Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Kristine Breyer, 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.

  • PISCES (Parnassus Integrated Student Clinical Experience) Stephanie Lim, MD​
  • KLIC (Kaiser Permanente Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship) at San Francisco
  • KLIC (Kaiser Permanente Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship) at East Bay
  • LIFE (Longitudinal Integrated Fresno Experience)

130.01  CIEx - Pain Management Elective  (2 weeks), Xiaobing Yu, MD
This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx) which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will be exposed to a diverse population of patients with complex chronic pain or cancer pain frequently seen in the primary care and inpatient settings, as well as develop fundamental knowledge and skills in the assessment of pain.
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140.01  Advanced Clinical Clerkships  (4 weeks), Dylan Masters, MD   ***Open to visiting students
A 4-week clinical clerkship which offers a perspective into the clinical cases and research opportunities offered by the department. At ZSFG students will take night call, during their week at Mount Zion students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound-guided blocks. At the VA hospital, students will pair with residents during their cardiovascular rotation, and at Moffitt Long hospital, students will manage ASA 1 and ASA 2 cases.
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140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (2-4 weeks), Kristine Breyer, MD
Off-campus clinical clerkships in approved hospitals by special arrangement and approval of the Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Anesthesia.
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140.03A  Advanced Intensive Care @ ZSFG (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  140.03B  Advanced Intensive Care @ Parnassus (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), Marc Buren, 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.
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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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140.53  Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training  (1.5 days) Seema Gandhi, MD
Advanced cardiac life support, or advanced cardiovascular life support, often referred to by its abbreviation as ACLS, refers to a set of clinical algorithms for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other life-threatening cardiovascular emergencies. This course is targeting MS4's who need ACLS certification prior to the start of internship.
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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.
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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.
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