Increasing medical student enrollment creates challenges for clinical course directors to accommodate students and to provide consistency in clinical experiences. We discuss curricular modifications addressing these challenges specific to anesthesiology electives through the creation of 2-week anesthesiology electives to provide scheduling flexibility in the clinical years. We also incorporated curricular enhancements as a consistent didactic framework congruent with the clinical experience. Since initiating these electives in 2017, annual student enrollment increased >33%. More fourth-year students have enrolled in these courses. The annual number of students matching anesthesiology has maintained ≥8% graduating class. Our highest has been 15% in 2020.
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