Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship receives 4th consecutive Golden Apple Award

Doctor Giordano receiving the Golden Apple Award

The Department of Anesthesiology’s Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship has been honored with the Golden Apple Award for Clinical Science from the graduating medical student class for the fourth consecutive year!

Chris Giordano, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and director of the clerkship, accepted the award during the College of Medicine’s senior medical student awards banquet on May 12 at Valley View at Santa Fe River Ranch.

Each year, the graduating class votes on the best clinical rotation of their medical training to receive the Golden Apple Award.

The Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship allows medical students to learn skills such as managing airways and placing peripheral IVs that are essential for careers in all specialties. Students are paired with a resident and spend two weeks rotating in an operating room and two weeks rotating in an intensive care unit. The curriculum also includes didactic sessions.

This winter, Amanda Frantz, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, was named co-director of the clerkship. As an intensivist, she rounds out the experience on the critical care side and complements Giordano’s expertise.

This is the sixth year that the department has received the Golden Apple Award. The classes of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2001, and 1997 also recognized the clerkship. This achievement is truly a reflection of the dedication and commitment to student education shown by every member of the department. Congratulations to all!