Name of Rotation/Elective: Anesthesiology
Prerequisite: 3rd Year General Surgery Clerkship
Course Director: Dr. Mark Pruitt
Course Director e-mail:
Course Director phone: 238-5893
Course Coordinator: Heather Rockwell
Coordinator e-mail: [email protected]
Coordinator phone: 864-455-5587
Course Faculty (list all): all Anesthesiologists
Location: GHS
Time and Location to Report on Day 1:
Number of weeks: 2-4
# of students per rotation: 4
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this elective, the student will be able to:
1. Evaluate uncomplicated patients for elective routine surgery.
2. Recognize indications for general or regional anesthesia.
3. Establish and manage airway via mask.
4. Intubate a healthy, uncomplicated patient.
5. Categorize the pharmacologic and physiologic functions of multiple systems in the anesthetized
and unanesthetized states.
6. Discuss the complexities and complications involved preoperatively and intraoperatively with
the administration of anesthesia.
7. Describe the recovery of patients from anesthesia.
8. Compare the various modalities available for the management for acute and chronic pain.
Course Description: The anesthesia clinical rotation will provide the medical students with hands on
experiences at airway management including bag/mask ventilation, laryngoscopy, and intubation. The
student will learn basic principles of anesthetic management and the indications for different general
and regional anesthetic techniques. He/she will also experience a practical review and refinement of
pharmacology and physiology in the clinical setting. Students will also receive an overview of acute and
chronic pain management.
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