Education / Medical Student
The overall goal of the clerkship is to provide you with a basic understanding of immediate perioperative patient management. You may or may not be permitted to attempt endotracheal intubation, however, your grade is not dependent on performance of this skill. You may also be permitted to perform intravenous access and you may wish to take advantage of this rotation to gain valuable advice regarding your access skills. The single most important technical skill you can learn is the ability to deliver effective bag-mask ventilation and mastery of this skill is required as part of the Basic Clinical Skills competency for the rotation.
The course objectives for the clinical portion of the clerkship are:
The course objectives for the didactic portion of the clerkship are:
The text is Basics of Anesthesia (5th ed), Stoelting and Miller, eds, and is available on two week reserve at the Ruth Lily Medical Library. This can be used to suppliment the primary document on Angel.
Grades: Grades are determined by:
The Department of Anesthesia offers electives during the senior year which cover all aspects of Anesthesiology. One month rotations are available in the areas of adult, pediatric or obstetrical anesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, as well as the surgical intensive care units. During the elective rotation, the student has the opportunity to attend Core Curriculum lectures as well as Journal Clubs and Mortality-Morbidity Conferences. Specific areas that the student may expect to be exposed to include:
Students interested in taking electives should contact the Department of Anesthesia (317-274-0275) for further information. Students considering post-graduate training in Anesthesiology are encouraged to take elective rotations in the first six months of the year.