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ANE01 Anesthesiology Clerkship

Reynolds Jon Wellington
Dr. Wells Reynolds

Rotation Director: Wells Reynolds, M.D.

Program Outline: The program is a flexible one and can be tailored to the needs of the individual student. The entire rotation will be spent in the inpatient and outpatient operating room setting, including labor and delivery. Students will gain experience with general and regional anesthetic techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and central nervous systems in health and disease and on how various anesthetics alter the function of these systems. Students will learn about airway management and tracheal intubation, and other issues related to the care of the unconscious patient. The clinical pharmacology of many classes of drugs will be stressed including general anesthetic agents, local anesthetics, narcotic agonists and antagonists, vasopressors, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, sedatives, anticholinergics, ganglionic blockers and anticholinesterases.

Objective: The goal of the Unit VI 4th year medical student elective is to allow the student to gain familiarity and facility with thought process and procedures which anesthesiologists use to care for patients.  

Therefore the objectives are as follows:

Jenny Kendall
Jenny Kendall, 4th year
medical student,
performing a spinal
in the Mock OR

  1. Prepare and practice individualized anesthetic case planning according to a patient's medical condition.
  2. Analyze preoperative evaluation of patients and follow those patients' care into the intraoperative and postoperative periods.
  3. Differentiate the pharmacology of a variety of anesthetic agents and the appropriate uses and potential side effects of each.
  4. Employ airway management including mask ventilation and endotracheal intubation in the environment of the operating room.
  5. Describe anesthetic delivery systems and be able to apply standard anesthetic monitoring devices. 

Prerequisites: Completion of Units I - V 
Length of Program: 4 weeks 
Maximum Number of Students: 5 per rotation 
When Offered: All rotation blocks 
Report To: Information on first day orientation will be emailed to rotators

Medical students will have several opportunities for didactic teaching. In addition to our resident didactics (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) and Grand Rounds (Wednesday 6:45 am) there is a separate lecture and simulation series for medical students. There will be 3 simulation sessions in the Center for Applied Learning covering: monitors, machine check and basic simulation scenarios. Topics included in the medical student lecture series are as follows:  

  • Intravenous anesthetics
  • Volatile Anesthetics
  • Opioids
  • Neuromuscular blockers
  • Airway Management
  • Monitoring
  • Preoperative Assessment
  • Fluids, blood products
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Central Nervous System
  • Trauma

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