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Electives - Anesthesiology
Elective Number: 1004 (research)
Rotation Supervisor: Anesthesiology Clinical Faculty Members
Prerequisite: At least a month in advance, submit a Research Proposal (see how to schedule research electives)
Available: all Rotations
Duration: Maximum 12 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: Designated investigation site or laboratory
Typical Day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: no limit
Course Description: Both basic and clinical research electives in Anesthesiology are available to interested students. Laboratory projects include studies of anesthetic effects on neurons and ion channels, and the protective and toxic effects of anesthetics on the nervous system and other tissues. Techniques used range from whole-animal studies to molecular pharmacology. Clinical projects include studies of the effects of intraoperative phamacologic management on postoperative outcomes, and trials of non-invasive devices for patient monitoring and for improving cardiovascular function. There may be weekend rounds during clinical research rotations.
Students will gain an understanding of the research process, learn research-related
techniques and improve their understanding of the role of research in the specialty