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ANES 300E. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Anesthesia Operating Room Clerkship (SUMC, Surgicenter of Palo Alto, Recovery Inn of Menlo Park)

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Exposes students to the fundamentals of anesthetic practice in a variety of clinical settings. This clerkship includes working one on one with Palo Alto Medical Clinic Anesthesiologists in the Stanford Hospital operating rooms as well as a busy outpatient surgical center and a specialty surgical hospital. A wide variety of surgical cases (including all specialties) provides a unique experience to learn and practice clinical anesthesia. Individualized instruction will be provided for those considering a career in anesthesia as well as those students wanting a basic understanding of clinical anesthesia. Personalized discussion on topics including applied physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology of the surgical patient will take place on a daily basis. Students will need to arrange transportation to the outpatient surgery centers. This clerkship is closed to registration unless given prior approval by Dr. Clarence Miao. His email address is

A major clerkship in internal medicine is required.

Periods Available
1-12, full time for two weeks, 1 student per two week period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Contact Dr. Clarence Miao one week prior; Time: TBA

Units 3       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Clarence Miao, M.D. (650-321-4121 ext 2669.)

Other Faculty
Palo Alto Medical Clinic Anesthesiologist

Yun Tao (650-724-1706), H-3580, Stanford Hospital.


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