Graduate Assistants (Externs)

ExternsThe Graduate Assistant Program in Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia was started in 1938 and has grown into an nine-member program that supports 1) medical students by providing employment, patient care as a provider of both BLS and ACLS, 3) clinical and educational research, and 4) recruitment into the specialty of anesthesiology. The extern is primarily responsible to the anesthesiology faculty and resident staff on-call. The extern is a critical part of the anesthesia care team and is scheduled at approximately 40 hours per month during evening, weekend, and holiday hours. In addition to their responsibilities as the sole anesthesia technician for the OR and PACU during their shifts, the extern works throughout the 500-bed medical center in all anesthesia and critical care areas while also responding to all traumas and codes. The extern also serves as the OR laboratory technologist and the trauma technician handling all massive transfusions within the OR.


Medical College of Georgia Class of 2018

Taylor C. Mueller, Chief Extern, BS, Biology, University of South Carolina, 2014

Taylor A. Smith, BS, Health Sciences, University of Arizona, 2013

Sanjin Tankovic, BS, Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2013

Medical College of Georgia Class of 2019

Anel Tankovic, BS, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University, 2012

Sergio Progushev, BS, Rehabilitation Science, Armstrong State University, 2015

Alia Church, BS, Biology and Psychology, University of Georgia, 2015


Kevin Bai, BS, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Taylor Glenn, BS, Biochemistry, Elon University, 2016

Ornella Oluwole, BS, Biology, Gordon State College, 2015


Mona Abraham, BS, Business Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Michael Lopez, BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2017

Chloe Super, BA, Neuroscience, Middlebury College, 2015

Recent Graduates

2017: Chelsea Britt, Chief Extern, Georgia Institute of Technology 2011 (BS, Biomedical Engineering) and Georgia State University 2012 (MS, Biology); Adel Haque, Georgia Institute of Technology 2012 (BS, Biochemistry); Martin Steine, University of Georgia 2011 (BS, Psychology)
2016: Clayton Jackson, University of Miami 2011 (BS, Neurobiology); Justin Jeter, Chief Extern, Kennesaw State University 2011 (BS, Biology); Caleb Penn, UGA 2011 (BS, Biology)2015: Daniel Johnson, University of Georgia 2005 (BS, Psychology); University at Buffalo 2009 (MS, Education); Blake Norman, Chief Extern, UGA 2011 (BS, Biology); Megan Yu, Emory University 2011 (BS, Chemistry)