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Third Year Rotation in Anesthesiology

Clark Jerry R

Rotation Director: Jerry R. Clark, MD, FASE

Program Outline: The clerkship in Anesthesiology is structured to introduce the student to the basic principles of anesthesia delivery and perioperative management of surgical patients.  Over two weeks the student will experience a comprehensive overview of what an anesthesiologist does throughout the perioperative period.  Students will rotate through the Preoperative Assessment Clinic, General OR, Postanesthesia Care Unit, Pediatric OR, Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service and Cardiothoracic OR, participating in the care of patients in each area.  Emphasis will be placed on reviewing physiology and pharmacology, understanding how a patient’s medical condition influences the anesthetic plan and learning basic skills necessary for any physician to provide care to a patient, such as airway management and monitoring. 

Objective: At the conclusion of this rotation, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform a focused preanesthetic history and physical examination.
  2. Provide preoperative instructions regarding fasting and medication management prior to surgery.
  3. Discuss anesthetic options and the benefits/risks of each.
  4. Use a variety of pharmacologic agents for procedural sedation, induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, provide regional anesthesia and pain management and modify hemodynamic parameters.
  5. Perform basic skills for management and resuscitation of patients including but not limited to intravenous access, airway management and intubation, and nasogastric decompression.
  6. Recognize the variety of ways anesthesiologists can assist in the care of patients.

Prerequisites: N/A This is a required clerkship for all third year medical students  
Length of Program: 2 weeks 
Maximum Number of Students: 8 per rotation 
When Offered: 2 weeks of the MS III Surgery Block 
Report To: Information on first day orientation will be emailed to rotators

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