Anesthesia Observerships

The Department of Anesthesia is actively involved in the Queen's Student Observership Program.

This program allows students to observe a variety of medical specialties so students can make more informed career choices. Students are encouraged to visit the Operating Room and interact one to one with an anesthetist for a full day or half a day. During this time, they have the opportunity to discuss the role that an anesthetist plays in the provision of clinical care and the kinds of intellectual and psychomotor skills that are necessary to become an anesthetist. An attempt is made to provide an overview of the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology that anesthetists must know. As well, some of the equipment used and procedures performed by anesthetists are demonstrated.

Interested students should contact the departmental office 613-548-7827 or e-mail the Undergraduate Assistant at

Please note:  We do not schedule observerships in the evenings, on weekends or on statutory holidays.