Secondary to the limited experience medical students often have with Anesthesia, Wake Forest’s chapter of AIG is dedicated to increasing their exposure and opportunity in this great field. In order to achieve this goal, our group hosts several events for the school year including the development of an IV clinic. Students are assigned to the outpatient pre-op clinic where they learn and practice how to start an IV. Several AIG members participate in this clinic throughout the year, and it has been quite successful over the past few years. In addition to our IV clinic, we plan an airway clinic in the simulation lab once a year. The clinic consists of an overview and demonstration of airway basics such as intubation, followed by hands-on participation and scenarios using the mannequins. Our interest group usually hosts two lunch talks per year – 'Introduction to Anesthesia' & 'Subspecialties in Anesthesiology'. The lunch talks are often led by faculty members including our department Chair, Dr. Joseph Tobin, and AIG Faculty Mentor, Dr. Nicole Taylor. Wake’s AIG is greatly supported by our Anesthesia department which is committed to assisting medical students any way they can. To learn more about our program and wonderful Anesthesia department, please visit http://www.wakehealth.edu/Anesthesiology/
- American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting held October 11th - 15th , 2014 in New Orleans. Medical Student Meet and Greet time and date: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:30-5:30 pm
- Interested in being a delegate or alternate delegate at the American Society of Anesthesia in New Orleans? Read Evan Thilo and Laura Pippitts pieces below and email Dr. Nicole Taylor for more information.
- Anesthesia Interest Group Officer Elections - see results
Congratulations to Annie Santi (Medical Student Class of 2014) who received the Medical Student Award for Excellence. Congratulations Annie!
ASA Medical Student House of Delegates - 2013
Laura Pippitt and Evan Thilo participation in the
American Society of Anesthesiology Medical Student House of Delegates, in San Francisco, October 2013.
Laura Pippitt, 4th year medical student
was so thankful to have the opportunity to attend the ASA meeting in San
Francisco. The meeting not only gave me the chance to meet program
directors and residents from programs across the country during the meet and
greet, but I was also the alternate delegate representing Wake Forest. I
can’t encourage medical students enough, to take advantage of this experience,
whether it is to present research or to participate as a delegate. It is
an invaluable experience, and exposes you to the hot topics of discussion in
the field of anesthesia.
Evan Thilo, 4th year medical student
The ASA meeting was a terrific opportunity to be exposed to the anesthesiology community. It was informative to hear about the major issues that anesthesiologists across the United States face in their daily practice and also at the political level. I had a wonderful time meeting residents from all over the country and getting a unique head-to-head comparison of different residency programs I am considering. Overall, the conference made it apparent why education and advocacy make up the mission of the American Society of Anesthesiologist.