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Anesthesiology Clerkships

The Basic Two-Week Clerkship is an introduction to the specialty of anesthesiology. The Two-Week Clerkship provides an overview of anesthetic techniques used to obtain pain relief during surgery and to facilitate performance of surgical operations. Students will also learn certain essential psychomotor skills that all physicians may be called upon to perform under controlled and emergent situations.

The Advanced Four-Week Clerkship provides a more in-depth and comprehensive view of the role of physician-anesthesiologist in the preoperative evaluation and preparation of critically ill surgical patients, and in the intraoperative and postoperative management of patients undergoing major surgery. The clerkship will be of interest to students considering Anesthesiology as a career.

The department conducts a regular series of clinical conferences, didactic lectures, and research seminars.

Opportunities for collaborative research are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Comments from medical students on the clerkship experience:

“This was a great rotation for me. The faculty were friendly and willing to teach. I was able to get much more experience than I anticipated and my confidence increased”
“Great clerkship”
“Everyone was superb. Great learning environment”
“Dr. Lollo is an incredible teacher!! He goes out of his way to teach the students”
“Outstanding opportunities to learn valuable procedural skills”

Training Opportunities

We offer multiple clerkships across the WWAMI region, for more specific information please check the Clerkship Catalog.

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Religious Accommodations Policy

Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy ( Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (

In order to plan accommodations that will avoid possible delays in course/clerkship end dates, UW SOM recommends students complete the Religious Accommodation Request Form in advance of the start date of their course or clerkship.


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