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Stanford Periop Rotation Educational Site

Welcome to the Periop Rotation!

Each Friday of the rotation we will have a joint conference with the VA at 11am. The first Friday we would like the resident to focus on a journal article on a topic of their choosing and lead the discussion in critiquing the article. (Dr. Erin Hennessey has a good article on critiquing papers!). For the second Friday, we would like the resident to focus on a case presentation regarding a patient they’ve seen during their rotation. Our hope is that this will lead to a case report write-up of interesting patients, ethical dilemmas, and perioperative challenges that our service covers.

Please click through to Stanford Box to view all previous presentations. We also ask that you send all of your presentation materials to Summer Reid ( and Martha Galvan (

Additionally, as part of your Periop Rotation, you will participate in the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Residency Curriculum. The POCUS curriculum is a 3-year, longitudinal curriculum, designed to teach you comprehensive ultrasound examinations. We’re excited to start with an introduction to transthoracic ultrasound!

Periop Rotation - Resident Overview

Formative Assessment for Periop Rotation

Residency POCUS Curriculum

POCUS - TTE Basics

POCUS - TTE View Guide

On your perioperative rotation, you will be spending 2 hours a day (10am-12pm), 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) scanning patients with the POCUS or perioperative attending. (Tues/Thurs- POCUS, Wed- Periop) The goal will be to have you perform 15-20 TTEs over 2 weeks.

We hope you have a great time scanning!

For either the Periop or POCUS rotations, please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time with questions and suggestions - we are constantly changing and improving the rotation to make this better for the residents.

Should you have any questions please contact Summer Reid:

Summer Reid
P: (650) 497-7406


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