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Medical Student Education

The Department of Anesthesiology takes an active role in training medical students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Read about the following courses in the Office of Student Affairs Senior Electives Catalog:

  • ANES 541
    This is an anesthesiology elective offered to fourth-year medical students.
  • ANES 542
    This is a pain management elective offered to fourth-year medical students.
  • ANES 548
    This is a subinternship in Surgical Critical Care Anesthesiology for fourth-year medical students.


This program is for University of Maryland Students only.


In addition to teaching anesthesiology rotations to first- year medical students and providing several electives and a clerkship for fourth-year medical students, the Department of Anesthesiology offers a four-week externship to University of Maryland School of Medicine students finishing their first year who are interested in learning more about the field. A stipend is provided.

The externship will offer students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in general anesthesiology and includes a two- week anesthesiology sub-specialties rotation, covering topics in:

  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neuro-Anesthesiology
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Trauma Anesthesiology
  • Transplant Anesthesiology
  • Regional Anesthesiology

Please view the four-week Externship Syllabus


  • May 31, 2022 to June 22, 2022


The Department of Anesthesiology offers an Anesthesiology Medical Student Externship open only to University of Maryland School of Medicine medical students who are finishing their first year of medical school in good standing.

How to Apply

Please submit the Anesthesiology Medical Student Externship application, letter of good standing and two references to:

Stephanie Kahntroff, M.D.
Director, Externship Program
University of Maryland
Department of Anesthesiology, Suite S11C00
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Questions regarding the application may be directed to Brenda Burnette, 410-328-4946 or

The deadline for applying to the Externship Program is March 31, 2022.

Application - To be completed by applicant.

Letter of Good Standing - To be requested by applicant to the Office of Student Affairs using the email address: . Please reference, “Anesthesiology Medical Student Externship” and request return of the letter directly to the attention of Stephanie Kahntroff, M.D., Program Director, c/o Denise Johnson, Externship Program Coordinator using the address stated above.