Clerkship Contact Information:
MAJ Robert Vietor: email@example.com
Kellie Nealeigh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Anesthesia Experience:
All students are required to pass either ANR 4200 “Anesthesia Comprehensive Clerkship” or ANR 4202 “Anesthesia Selective: Anesthesia in the Operating room” prior to graduation. This requirement can be completed during a Selective block (during the Core Clerkship year) or during an Advanced Clinical Rotations block. These courses are 4 weeks in duration and the grading is H/P/F. Both courses require the submission of a completed Student Passport and a passing grade on the end-of-rotation exam. Please note that any change requests must be requested more than 4 weeks in advance of the rotation start date, and will require OSA approval.
ANR 4200 Anesthesia Comprehensive Clerkship
- Experience: 2 wks ANE, 1 wk pain, 1 wk ICU. During this clerkship students interact with staff from several surgical and non-surgical specialties. Students are introduced to and participate in pre-, peri-, and postoperative patient evaluations while accounting for co-existing diseases and conditions that affect the management of the surgical patient. Students are taught critical technical skills required of all physicians, including airway management and intravenous catheter placement, along with the use of physiologic monitoring. Students gain exposure to interventional procedures and the bio-psycho-social model of pain, and participate in multidisciplinary pain management for patients with acute, chronic, and cancer pain in the outpatient and inpatient setting.
- Locations: WRNMMC, NMCSD, SAMMC, and TAMC (Fort Belvoir by request)
ANR 4202 Anesthesia Selective: Anesthesia in the Operating Room
- Experience: 4 wks in the OR. Students are involved in the perioperative care of patients undergoing anesthesia and surgery. This selective will introduces students to a systematic approach of perioperative evaluation while high-lighting co-existing diseases of particular concern to the surgical patient. Critical technical skills required of all physicians, including airway management and intravenous catheter placement, will be taught along with the use of physiologic monitoring that are used in many specialties.
- Locations: Bremerton, Eglin, Camp Lejeune, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bliss/WBAMC, Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Jacksonville, MAMC, Nellis, Pensacola, Portsmouth, NMCSD, SAMMC, TAMC, and WRNMMC (Korea, Okinawa, and Pensacola by request)
Can be completed during an Advanced Clinical Rotations block AFTER successful completion of ANR 4200 or ANR 4202. Grading for the electives is P/F. To schedule an Anesthesia elective please contact the Clerkship Coordinator first (email@example.com).
ANR 4222 Expanded Anesthesia Experience- Comprehensive Clerkship
- Experience: This clerkship experience is designed to build upon students’ past Anesthesia clerkship experience(s), providing them with greater exposure to, and a stronger foundation in, Anesthesia. This clerkship experience mirrors the ANR 4200 Clerkship experience and responsibilities, except there is no USUHS exam component at the end of the clerkship experience.
- Locations: WRNMMC, NMCSD, SAMMC, Fort Belvoir, and TAMC
ANR 4223 Expanded Anesthesia Experience- Operating Room Selective
- Experience: This MS4 clerkship experience is designed to build upon students’ past Anesthesia clerkship experience(s), providing them with greater exposure to, and a stronger foundation in, Anesthesia. This clerkship experience mirrors the ANR 4202 Clerkship experience and responsibilities, except there is no USUHS exam component at the end of the clerkship experience.
- Locations: Bremerton, Eglin, Camp Lejeune, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bliss/WBAMC, Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Jacksonville, Korea, MAMC, Nellis, Okinawa, Pensacola, Portsmouth, NMCSD, SAMMC, TAMC, WRNMMC
ANR 4220 Pain Selective
- Experience: Students will be involved in the care of patients in the pain management clinic. This includes: participating in inpatient consults, being responsible for the supervised evaluation of new/returning patients; and participating in performing appropriate regional conduction blocks and developing outpatient treatment regimens.
- Locations: WRNMMC and SAMMC
- To participate in a course or at a site which is not listed here please complete the USU 114 form (https://www.usuhs.edu/reg/4th-year-clerkship-forms). Submit the completed 114 form to the Clerkship Coordinator (Kellie Nealeigh firstname.lastname@example.org) for Department approval. Note that processing the request takes time, especially when a new site agreement is needed, so please be sure to submit the completed 114 well in advance of the proposed rotation start date.
Helpful Links/Additional Information:
Sakai: During the Anesthesia rotations Sakai is used to share course requirements and materials. Students will be added to the appropriate Sakai courserooms prior to the rotation start.
ASA Student Membership
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has a category of membership for medical students. A few of the benefits of membership for medical students include access to the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Student Portal which offers resources on learning more about the Anesthesia profession, Anesthesia sites, and Anesthesia-related study materials (ex. A Multiple-Choice Question Bank for medical students).
If you are interested in becoming a medical student member of the ASA, please contact Kali Holloway at email@example.com for additional information.