Clerkship in Anesthesiology

Type: Elective
Primary instructor: Dr. Amy Robertson
Secondary instructors: Faculty
First Year: no
Second Year: no
Third Year: no
Fourth Year: yes
Fall: yes
Spring: yes
Department 1: Anesthesiology
Prerequisites: 4th year medical student. Prior experience in anesthesia not required.
Max number: 4

Objectives: This course is a four-week elective providing a multidisciplinary experience in Anesthesiology so that all students will rotate through the following venues: Adult anesthesia at VUH and/or VA, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia, OB Anesthesia, Neuro ICU/SICU/BICU, and Acute Pain Service. In addition to participating in departmental lectures for residents, Grand Rounds and MM & I, students will be provided a textbook, Basics of Anesthesia, 5th edition, and The Difficult Airway Course manual for use during the elective. Students will keep the SEA curriculum cards and a departmental manual that are provided at the beginning of the course. Student-specific lectures will also be given during the course. Each student will take one evening call and one weekend day call to provide exposure to anesthesia for trauma and emergency surgery. Availability from July to December will be competitive due to space limitations, so priority during these months will be given to those considering anesthesiology as a career choice. Interested visiting students should include a CV, transcript and USMLE scores.