Visiting Students

The University of Utah Medical Student Policy for external rotations for the remainder of AY20 and all of AY21 is that visiting medical student rotations are suspendedexcept under the following circumstances.   All visiting students must be approved by the clerkship director and the GME Associate Dean/UUSOM Dean's Office.

  • Medical Students who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system.
  • Medical Students for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements.

Students should consider geographically proximate programs, when appropriate, to meet learning needs.


ANES7045 is a two-week elective rotation for visiting students.  It is a high-caliber experience in preoperative evaluation, airway management, intraoperative management, and post-operative pain control. Simulator teaching introduces principles of sedation, basic airway techniques, and peripheral IV placement. Most of your time will be spent in the operating room.


After completing ANES7040, students may also apply for the advanced two-week elective, ANES7050.  All students will complete simulation workshops in central venous catheter placement, airway adjuncts, arterial catheter placement, and neuraxial anesthesia.


The first rotation begins July 27, and rotations continue every two weeks with the exception of the following: November 16-27, 2020; December 14-January 8, 2021; and

May 3-14. Space in these electives is limited and preference goes to University of Utah students, therefore spots for visiting students are highly competitive. All applications must be submitted through VSAS. A Step 1 score of 220 or higher is required. You must also submit a letter of intent to indicating your reasons for requesting a rotation at the University of Utah. Selection for a rotation does not guarantee a residency interview.

Medical Student Coordinator

Kris Campbell
Department of Anesthesiology