Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are scheduled in both academic and private practice hospitals - hospitals within the Emory system, hospitals in metropolitan Atlanta, and out-of-town hospitals in Georgia and other states.

Students spend a minimum of 2500 hours on clinical rotations during their program.

First-year Clinical Activity

During  semesters two through four of the Program, students develop knowledge and skills in fundamentals of anesthesia; patient interviewing and physical examination; vascular access; basic airway management.  Clinical activity is integrated with classroom and simulation lab on a day-to-day basis.

Senior Clinical Activity

During the senior year (three semesters), clinical is full-time and includes all specialty areas in anesthesia - general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, genito-urinary surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, transplantation, and trauma.  Clinical rotations occur during days, evenings, nights, weekends, and include call.  More than 50 clinical rotation sites are available in 14 states and Washington, DC.  Senior students attend weekly conferences at their clinical sites.