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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 offered to students through MedScope, the medical student registration hub.

  • ANES 530
    This Anesthesiology Clerkship is offered to third-year students and consists of one week of subspecialty of anesthesiology and one week of general anesthesiology.   Students work as part of the anesthesiology team caring for patients having surgery in the general, UMROI, and trauma operating rooms. In addition students may work as part of the chronic pain team, acute pain team, cardiac, pediatric or obstetrics anesthesiology team caring for this specialized population of patients. Read More.
  • ANES 541
    This is an anesthesiology elective offered to fourth-year medical students. Visiting students may enroll. It is a 4 week elective taught at University of Maryland Shock Trauma  Center and University of Maryland Medical Center. The prerequisites for this course are completion of either GSUR 53: Core Surgery Clerkship or MEDC 530 Core Medicine Clerkship.  This elective provides broad inside into the practice of anesthesia through participation in various subspecialties of anesthesiology (cardiac, neuro-anesthesia, pediatrics, regional, obstetrics, trauma). It demonstrates the function of the anesthesiologist in preoperative evaluation, intraoperative management, post anesthesia care and pain management. Read More.
  • ANES 542
    This is a Pain Management elective offered to fourth-year medical students. The prerequisites are completion of the first three years of medical school The elective is taught at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. This elective will offer students broad exposure to strategies and techniques employed in pain management. Such experience would be valuable to students entering either primary care or medical/surgical sub-specialties. Read More.
  • ANES 548
    This is a Sub-Internship in Surgical Critical Care Anesthesiology for fourth-year medical students. The prerequisites are completion of three quarters (9 months ) of the third year of medical school and the clerkship of the same department as the sub-internship, MEDC 530 Core Medicine Clerkship, GSUR Core Surgery Clerkship and is held at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  This course is a joint offering from the departments of anesthesiology and surgery.  The goal of this course is to provide the student with sound physiologic background and clinical experience for the effective evaluation and management of critically ill patients. The student will participate in daily work and teaching rounds and have responsibility for the care of assigned patients under the direction of the SICU physician team. Read More. Additional information is available on the Anesthesiology Intranet Site.

Anesthesiology Externship

This program is for University of Maryland Students only.


In addition to teaching anesthesiology rotations to first- year medical students and providing a clerkship and several electives third and 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 observership experience in general anesthesiology and includes a two- week anesthesiology sub-specialties rotation, covering topics including but not limited to, in:

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

Please view the four-week Externship Syllabus


  • June 3 - June 28, 2024


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.

Essay (no more than 500 words) on why you want to do the Anesthesiology externship. 

How to Apply

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

Samhati Mondal, M.B.B.S.
Director, Externship Program                                                                                                                                                                                        c/o Caterina Carioti, Externship Coordinator
University of Maryland
Department of Anesthesiology, Suite S11C00
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Questions regarding the application may be directed to Caterina Carioti, 410-328-6551, or

The deadline for applying to the Externship Program is March 29, 2024.

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 Samhati Mondal, M.B.B.S., Program Director, c/o Caterina Carioti, Externship Coordinator using the address stated above.