4th Year Elective

Welcome to the MS4 Anesthesiology Elective 1001

The Anesthesiology fourth year elective is a 2 or 4 week rotation that offers students an opportunity  to observe and participate in the administration of inpatient and outpatient operative anesthesia, obstetrical anesthesia, and the diagnosis and management of chronic pain syndromes. The students, under the close supervision of the resident and attending staff, will participate in the administration of inhalation and conduction anesthesia and the use of diagnostic and therapeutic regional anesthetic techniques. The students will learn principles of preoperative evaluation, and the physiological and pharmacological management of the patient undergoing surgery. Points to be emphasized include airway management, monitoring techniques, the interpretation of laboratory values obtained intraoperatively and the pharmacology of the anesthetic agents and other drugs used in patient management.  The student is expected to attend weekly departmental lectures and conferences. Final grade is based on evaluations and quizzes.

Goals & Objectives:
• Learn fundamentals of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative considerations of common anesthesia practice
• Participate actively in patient preoperative assessment, intraoperative and postoperative management (SAS/OR/PACU)
• Become familiar with common anesthesia drugs
– Induction agents
– Volatiles anesthetics
– Opiates
– Neuromuscular blocking agents and reversal agents
– Local anesthetics
• Understand basic mechanisms of action of common anesthesia drugs
• Demonstrate knowledge of the common side effects of anesthesia drugs
• Understand the basic physiological principles as they apply to anesthesia practice
• Demonstrate understanding of basic anesthesia monitoring
• Cite the different types of anesthetic (general, regional, MAC……)
• Demonstrate understanding of the different steps of general anesthesia
– Induction
– Maintenance
– Emergence
– Recovery
• Identify most common intraoperative and postoperative complications and how to treat them.
• Function as a team member
• Perform preoperative evaluation
• Formulate an anesthetic plan
• Interact with patients and parents in a professional manner
• Interact with nurses, medical staff in a professional manner
• Lead discussions, review sessions, and lectures on different anesthesia related topics

Visiting Students

UVA uses VSLO, Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (formerly called VSAS) for all visiting student applicants.  For the 2018-19 academic cycle, the site opens on March 1, 2018.  Students may apply for ANES 1001.  Students will need to submit an updated transcript, USMLE Step 1 score, CV, and a picture/headshot based on SOM application requirements.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.  If highly interested, please apply early as space is limited.

** Unfortunately, UVA School of Medicine does not accept osteopathic or international visiting medical students at this time.**

More information for visiting students can be found at the UVA SOM Student Source: Visiting Medical Student Information

New scholarship for 4th year medical students. Applications open concurrent with VSLO application with a deadline of April 15th. For more information

Contact Information

Peter Amato, MD
Director, 4th year ANES Medical Student Elective
E-mail: PEA2M@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
Lisa Morton
Education Coordinator
Phone: (434) 924-9454
E-mail:  LM7CB@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu