Clinical Affiliate Sites
The richness of the clinical education we offer has been strength
of this program, since our inception. Being integrated in design, we provide
students with an intensive introduction to clinical anesthesia in the first two
months of the program. After that, the remainder of the program is spent
merging clinical application with classroom instruction. Many students find
that this integration suits their learning style, as they can immediately
translate theory from the classroom into clinical application in the operating
strength of our clinical program is the diversity of practice models in which
the students train. We utilize an array of clinical sites throughout our region
of North Carolina to afford students experience with a wide variety of surgical
specialties and practice settings. Below is some information about our clinical
affiliates. Click on the photo for more information about each hospital.
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Inpatient Surgery
Complex surgical cases in an academic/research environment.
Experiences include: fiberoptic airway management, stereotactic surgery,
high-tech anesthesia and patient care information systems. The NCBH rotations
include a month with our Regional Anesthesia and Pain service, learning about
regional anesthesia in our pre-operative block area, and learning about pain
management on rounds with our acute pain service. Students also spend a month
in the pre-operative assessment clinic, honing their skills of patient
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Outpatient Surgery
Faster-paced surgeries, giving unique anesthetic
considerations to the needs of the outpatient patient population.
Pediatric Surgery in Brenner Children’s Hospital
With three board-certified pediatric general surgeons — the
largest pediatric surgical department in the western half of North Carolina —
Brenner Children’s Hospital offers advanced techniques for pediatric surgery,
including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Seven suites in the Surgery
Center at Brenner Children’s Hospital are dedicated to pediatric surgery.
Brenner Children’s Hospital houses the busiest pediatric surgical center in
Western North Carolina and is one of only three pediatric surgical centers in
the state. Students are exposed to very advanced surgical and anesthetic
procedures and given the opportunity to learn pediatric anesthesia “from the
experts”. Students here deliver anesthesia care to the pediatric population in
a very specialized setting.
Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast
The Surgery Center at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast has been recognized
nationally for quality surgical services, specifically their outstanding record
on Cardiac Surgery. The 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms provide students
with experience in a wide range of surgical specialties including
cardiovascular, neurosurgery, orthopedic and otolaryngology.
Forsyth Medical Center
Forsyth Medical Center provides students inpatient surgery
experience in a variety of complicated specialties, including vascular,
cardiothoracic, and neurologic. Students experience the private practice
setting of working with a community corporation of anesthesiologists and nurse
High Point Regional Health System
Point Regional Health System, students receive experience with routine and complex surgeries, including robotic
surgery and open heart procedures.
Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center, part of Wake Forest Baptist
Health, provides students with community hospital experience and regional
Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center
At the Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center, students obtain obstetric anesthesia experience in a busy women’s center, renowned for research in obstetric anesthesia.
Medical Park Hospital
Medical Park Hospital provides students experience in a
fast-paced private practice setting, where efficiency and patient satisfaction
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
Located on a 63-acre campus, the 535-bed Moses Cone Memorial Hospital is the
largest medical center in its four-county region. It is home to: Moses Cone
Heart and Vascular Center, Level II Trauma Center, and The Neuroscience Center.
Students receive experience with complex surgeries in a faster-paced community
medical center setting. Surgical specialties experienced include cardiac,
thoracic, vascular, and neurosurgical.
Rowan Medical Center
Experience at Rowan Medical Center teaches junior students fundamental
skills of anesthetic management.
Wesley Long Hospital
Wesley Long Hospital has served the medical needs of the
region since 1917. Today it is the home to the Moses Cone Health System
Regional Cancer Center. Other specialized services include: DaVinci Robotic
Surgery System, Orthopedic/Medical/Surgical Unit, PET/CT scan, Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Center, Bariatric Surgery Center, Diabetes Treatment Program.
Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Wilkes Regional Medical Center is a 130-bed hospital where students receive
experience with a variety of regional anesthetic techniques.
Women's Hospital of Greensboro
The Women's Hospital of Greensboro was state's first free-standing hospital dedicated to women,
this 134-bed hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate
and personalized care to women in every stage of their lives. The Women's
Hospital has a Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Students
learn the practice of obstetric anesthesia in a community hospital setting.