Clinical Affiliate Sites

 The richness of the clinical education we offer has been a 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 room.

 One particular 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 assessment. 

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- North East

The Surgery Center at CMC - 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 anesthetists.  


High Point Regional Health System

 Students at High Point receive experience with routine and complex surgeries, including robotic surgery and open heart procedures.  



Lexington Memorial Hospital      

 Lexington Memorial, a Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospital, provides students with community hospital experience and regional anesthesia experience.


 Medical Park Hospital 

 Medical Park Hospital provides students experience in a fast-paced private practice setting, where efficiency and patient satisfaction are paramount.  


 Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Located on a 63-acre campus, this 535-bed 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 Regional Medical Center

Experience at Rowan teaches junior students fundamental skills of anesthetic management.  


Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health 

Students obtain obstetric anesthesia experience in a busy women’s center, renowned for research in obstetric anesthesia.  

 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 is a 130-bed hospital where students receive experience with a variety of regional anesthetic techniques.     


Women’s Hospital of Greensboro  

The 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.



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