MS IV Elective

Material Covered:

This rotation is geared toward medical students who intend to choose anesthesiology as a career and to prepare them for residency.

The student will be exposed to the basic science (physiology/pharmacology) of the specialty and to clinical practice. The student, under the supervision of faculty and resident anesthesiologists, will evaluate patients preoperatively, administer anesthetics, and follow patients immediately postoperatively.

Limited exposure to anesthetic subspecialties is available by special arrangement. Students will learn airway management by all methods and intravenous line placement. Students may have the opportunity to place central and arterial lines and perform regional anesthetic procedures as deemed appropriate by the supervising faculty.

Observed procedures performed in the OR:

  • Airway management
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Peripheral IV placement
  • General anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Arterial catheterization
  • Central line placement

Each student will have two weeks of general anesthesia and two weeks of “specialty anesthesia” which may include cardiovascular, pain, obstetrics, and pediatrics.