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 http://www.wakehealth.edu/Anesthesiology/
Wake Forest represented at the ASA in San Diego last week. We had four amazing medical students from Wake Forest School of Medicine participate in the conference. Brittany Young is Secretary of the Medical Student Component, which is part of the House of Delegates for the American Society of Anesthesiology. Ashley Hodges presented 3 posters with her faculty mentor Dr. Yvon Bryant. Kirsten Battles presented a poster with Dr. Vernon Ross and also was the delegate for WFSOM in the Medical Student House of Delegates. Osemeke Edobor attended the medical student learning track. We could not be more proud of our stars and future leaders in anesthesiology!
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.