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: TBD
- Anesthesia Interest Group Officer Elections - see results
Congratulations to Greg Detore (Medical Student Class of 2013) who received the Medical Student Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology at Grand Rounds on April 24th. Congratulations Greg!
ASA Medical Student House of Delegates - 2012
Jay Morton-Howard and Evan Thilo participation in the
American Society of Anesthesiology Medical Student House of Delegates, in
Washington, DC, October 2012.
Jay Morton-Howard, 4th year medical student
I had the opportunity of attending the Medical Student House of Delegates at the ASA in Washington DC this year as a delegate. It was a great experience as a medical student, especially since I am going into anesthesia after graduation. There were also other students that were not yet sure of their path post medical school graduation. It was a great opportunity to interact and attend lectures of and meet new people from across the country, including medical students, residency program directors, and world renowned experts in anesthesia. It was a great opportunity to learn more of what the field of anesthesia has to offer and how you can become more involved no matter what level of training you are at. It is also an opportunity to network with different AIG groups to find out about workshops they may have at their schools that may be open to medical students from other schools. It was awesome and I plan to continue to attend this meeting in the future.
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.