Clerkships & Electives:
Elective rotations serve as an introduction to the specialty of anesthesiology under the direct supervision of our anesthesia staff physicians. The students will participate in and/or observe a variety of anesthetic cases of varied complexities. They will learn about basic preoperative evaluation, standard induction and maintenance techniques, basic airway management and postoperative pain management. There will be exposure to most anesthetic subspecialties, including obstetric anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, regional anesthesia and pain management.
Students will attend weekly departmental grand rounds and will join residents in their weekly didactic sessions. The students are required to present one case and participate in one oral exam at the end of the rotation. The amount of hands-on experience will vary for each students based on previous experience, degree of skill and interest and availability of appropriate clinical opportunities.