Location: Augusta University Hospital and Clinics
Enrollment: Min: 1 Max: 6
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 1 month
Months Offered: August through May
Lecture: 12 hrs/month
Clinic: 8 hrs/day

Goals

To introduce medical students to the basic principles and practices of anesthesiology and perioperative
medicine.

Objectives

At the end of the elective, students will become familiar with the basics of:

  • Preanesthetic evaluation and perioperative anesthetic management of patients
  • Standards for basic anesthetic monitoring and invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Airway equipment, assessment, and management
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology relevant to anesthesiology practices
  • Oxygen therapy and the basics of mechanical ventilation
  • Different methods and pharmacological agents used for general anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care
  • Different types of regional anesthesia and their perioperative management
  • Standards for postanesthesia care and related topics

Competency-based goals and objectives,  click here

Teaching activities

  • Daily assignment with residents to the operating room or other location
  • Educational discussions and interactions with residents and faculty
  • Medical student anesthesiology lecture series
  • Resident conferences and Grand Round lectures
  • Independent reading from a suggested list
  • Airway and IV line placement practice workshop

Assessment

  • Clinical performance evaluation by residents and faculty
  • Comprehensive written examination
  • Presentation by student on a topic related to anesthesiology

For general information about our clerkship, click here