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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 courses to first- and second-year medical students, the Department of Anesthesiology also offers four-week externships to University of Maryland first-year medical students interested in learning more about the field. A stipend is provided.

The externship will offer an opportunity to get hands-on experience in anesthesiology in general, as well as a two-week anesthesiology sub-specialties rotation, including:

  • cardiac anesthesiology
  • critical care medicine
  • neuro-anesthesiology
  • obstetric anesthesiology
  • pain management
  • pediatric anesthesiology
  • trauma anesthesiology
  • transplant anesthesiology
  • regional anesthesiology
  • VA anesthesiology

Students, working independently, will be accepted for the externship program. The Syllabus is available for each externship.


  • June 1 - June 26, 2021


Qualified applicants will have successfully completed, prior to the externship's start date, their freshman year in a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and continue to be in good academic standing through the externship's duration. Must have proof of PPD immunization. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant.

How to Apply

Four documents are required, two of which are available here, as well as two letters of reference. To apply, download and print the forms below. After completing the printed forms, mail them to the Externship Program Coordinator (see address below).

The deadline for applying to the Externship Program is March 31, 2021.

Application - To be completed by applicant.
Dean's Report - To be completed by the Dean of the applicant's medical school.

Application material should be sent to:

Stephanie Kahntroff, M.D
Director, Externship Program
C/O Denise Johnson
Externship Program Coordinator
University of Maryland
Department of Anesthesiology, Suite S11C00
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201