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Visiting Medical Student Rotation - Dr. Aqeel Kamal

Kamil Aqeel
Aqeel Kamal, MD, Class of 2019

As a 4th year medical student I did an away rotation here at Wake. I had always heard good things about the program,  but my wife and I were expecting our first baby and I wanted to make sure my family and I would be happy here.

The rotation was very organized and the department created a syllabus for medical students. The med students rotated through general anesthesia, neuro anesthesia, regional anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia and CT anesthesia.  We also spent time in the simulation lab, learning about the ventilator. We had daily med student lectures given by the anesthesia Attendings including Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Taylor.  I was also given the opportunity to attend CA-1 lectures, specialty lectures and grand rounds.

The rotation was a blast! I would usually arrive to the hospital by 6:30 am and check the surgical board to see what cases were scheduled. I would choose the case I wanted to attend and usually spent my day in that room. I was usually done by 3:00 pm. The residents I worked with were amazing. They were very knowledgeable about anesthesia and I learned a ton that month. All the residents seemed very happy and excited to be at work. They gave me opportunities to intubate every patient and try using different airway instruments. One of the most memorable airway instruments I used was the lightwand! 

The Attendings gave the residents and myself questions Aqeel Kamalabout an anesthesia related topic during the surgeries and then they would go over our answers with us. I thought this was great way to learn because I was forced to think about the disease process and how it affected anesthesia plans instead of just listening to a lecture. Over the course of the month I realized, the Anesthesia program at Wake Forest and the city of Winston Salem was where me and my family were going to be the happiest. 


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The entire rotation will be spent in the inpatient and outpatient operating room setting gaining experience with general and regional anesthetic techniques and learning about airway management and tracheal intubation, and other issues related to the care of the unconscious patient.


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