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 AIG Faculty Mentor, Dr. Nichole 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

Upcoming Events 

  • 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


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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.


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Laura Pippitt, 4th year medical student

I 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

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.





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Patient Simulation Laboratory (MOCA)

Patient Simulation Laboratory (MOCA)

The PSL at WFBMC provides training in a controlled, safe environment with no threat to a patient—our PSL is one of the few in the country which offer training for full operating room teams in emergency scenarios.

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