Anesthesiology Clerkship (ANES 5011)


During their clerkship, students are evaluated on their rotation performance, anesthesiology topic presentation, and a written test.

  • Rotation performance. Students' clerkship performance depends on their daily attendance at conferences as well as demonstration of initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills, improvement of technical skills, and overall clinical performance throughout the rotation, as evaluated by residents and faculty.
  • Written test. Students are given a written test consisting of multiple-choice questions based strictly on the suggested reading list from the assigned textbook (distributed on orientation day), faculty lectures, and clinical exposure in the operating room. The test is given on the last day of rotation, with enough time provided to complete the test. Students are provided study time to prepare for the written test during their rotation.
  • Anesthesia topic presentation. All students are required to give a 10-minute presentation at the end of their clerkship on a topic of their choice (relevant to the field of anesthesiology). The topic should be researched with at least 1-2 literature references. This presentation should be accompanied by an approximately one-page handout summarizing their presentation.


All three components (rotation performance, topic presentation, and written test) carry equal importance (one-third each) toward the student's final letter grade. Student's evaluation will initially be in the form of numerical grades which is submitted to One45 which calculates the final letter grade based on each letter grade's numerical range:

  • A. 90 to 100%. Exceeds expectations in most areas of clinical competency. At most, 20% of students will perform at this level.
  • B. 80 to 89.9%. Meeting expectations. Clinical competency is appropriate for the student's level of training. Most students will demonstrate competency at this level.
  • C.  70 to 79.9%. Compared with peers, this student's performance is below expectations for his/her level of training, although still at a marginal passing level.
  • D-F.  < 70%. This student has significant deficiencies in clinical competency and should not pass the rotation.