MS III Rotation Details

ANES 3030 is a third-year, pass/fail elective with the Department of Anesthesiology.

Students will take a written examination at the end of the elective. Evaluations by faculty and residents are based on:

  • Attendance and participation in didactic sessions
  • Attendance at clinical assignments and participation in clinical activities
  • Demonstration of accomplishment of the objectives
  • Mid-rotation verbal feedback will be provided for all students, upon request

Rotation Expectations:

  • Two weeks of general OR rotation and a specialty rotation (most likely cardiovascular anesthesia).
  • Attend weekly didactic conferences and participate in clinical duties Monday through Friday.
  • Attend Thursday morning Grand Rounds (usually at 6:55 AM in MSB 2.006). Please sign-in below the resident signatures to document your attendance.
  • Grading for this rotation is pass/fail. Grades will be based on resident/attending evaluations and the written exam. A passing score on the written exam is >40%.
  • Students are expected to behave in a professional manner at all times during this rotation. Any unprofessional behavior will be an automatic  
  • There is no call expected during this rotation. Students are expected to be on service weekdays until 3:00 PM. 
  • Anesthesiology assistant (AA) students rotate in the ORs as well. Therefore, there may be a days when an AA-student is assigned to rooms. If this occurs, politely speak to the assigned resident/attending on how he/she wants to handle it. Students may be moved to another OR. 
  • This is largely an observational rotation; there are limitations on your ability to perform procedures. Students are expected to learn basic airway management, with primary focus on mastering bag-mask ventilation. Intubations will be allowed on an attending allowed basis and may not be appropriate for your level. Students will also learn how to place peripheral IVs. Central line and art-line placements are unlikely since they are required procedures for the residents. It is important for you to learn airway examination and preoperative anesthesia evaluation.