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Anesthesiology Research

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.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

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 of anesthesiology.