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Summer Externship

Does exploring the world of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine sound like an exciting way to spend your summer?

Consider applying for a competitive, paid summer externship!

Who Can Apply?

Designed for University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Medical Students between the first and second year of medical school, the objectives of this externship help bring alive some of the concepts learned in pharmacology and physiology. 

Applications open mid-January. 

Questions?  Please contact Martha Dake:




Sample Schedule:

Week Clinical Didactic
1 General Anesthesia Lecture: Intro to Anesthesia 
2 General Anesthesia Lecture: Basic Physiology in Anesthesia
3 Acute or Chronic Pain Airway Course with PACU Resident
4 Regional Anesthesia Lecture: Common Critical Events and Complications in Anesthesia
5 Obstetric Anesthesia Workshop: Airway Management Techniques and Equipment
6 Cardiac Anesthesia POCUS Participation Opportunity 
7 Surgical Intensive Care Unit Lecture: Anesthesia Subspecialties


"I truly enjoyed my summer externship experience with the Anesthesiology Department for the mentorship paralleled with a structured, yet flexible, time to experience, learn, and research. One of my favorite parts was seeing what I learned during my first year of medical school be directly applied in the operating room and during grand rounds. Also, I was able to meet welcoming residents and attendings who were so eager to help me with research and provided me with excellent mentorship. This summer was an excellent experience and I would recommend it... you cannot go wrong!"

Courtney Vidovich - Summer 2020 participant

"I truly enjoyed my summer externship experience  in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine! The residents and attendings I shadowed were very welcoming and willing to teach/mentor, and it was incredible to see  the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology we learned during first‐year come to life every day in  the ORs. I highly recommend this opportunity for anyone looking to learn more about anesthesia or gain lots of hands‐on clinical experience!"

Yoav Kadan ‐ Summer 2021 participant