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Electives - Anesthesiology
Elective Number: (Oasis E04a) 1001
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Peter Amato
Coordinator: Lisa Morton
Duration: 4 weeks (2wk option only allowed in R7-14 - must contact Ms. Morton and is based on availability)
Available: all rotations
Report to: TBA
Time to Report: 8:30 am
Place to Report: Department of Anesthesiology Offices, 4th Floor Steele Wing, Room 4746A (Old Medical School)
Typical day: 7:00 am - 4 or 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 4
Course Description:The Anesthesiology elective is designed to give the medical student the opportunity to observe and participate in the administration of operative anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, and the diagnosis and management of chronic pain syndromes. The student, under the close supervision of the resident and attending staff, will participate in the administration of inhalation and conduction anesthesia and the use of diagnostic and therapeutic regional anesthetic techniques. The student will learn principles of preoperative evaluation, and the physiological and pharmacological management of the patient undergoing surgery. Points to be emphasized include airway management, monitoring techniques, the interpretation of laboratory values obtained intraoperatively and the pharmacology of the anesthetic agents and other drugs used in patient management.
An introductory textbook of anesthesiology will be loaned to each student.
The student is expected to read assigned chapters in this book during the elective.
The student will also be given the opportunity to teach other medical students,
give lectures, and lead review sessions and case discussions. The student is
also expected to attend departmental lectures and conferences.