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Anesthesiology Clerkships

The Basic Two-Week Clerkship is an introduction to the specialty of anesthesiology. The Two-Week Clerkship provides an overview of anesthetic techniques used to obtain pain relief during surgery and to facilitate performance of surgical operations. Students will also learn certain essential psychomotor skills that all physicians may be called upon to perform under controlled and emergent situations.

The Advanced Four-Week Clerkship provides a more in-depth and comprehensive view of the role of physician-anesthesiologist in the preoperative evaluation and preparation of critically ill surgical patients, and in the intraoperative and postoperative management of patients undergoing major surgery. The clerkship will be of interest to students considering Anesthesiology as a career.

The department conducts a regular series of clinical conferences, didactic lectures, and research seminars.

Opportunities for collaborative research are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Comments from medical students on the clerkship experience:

“This was a great rotation for me. The faculty were friendly and willing to teach. I was able to get much more experience than I anticipated and my confidence increased”
“Great clerkship”
“Everyone was superb. Great learning environment”
“Dr. Lollo is an incredible teacher!! He goes out of his way to teach the students”
“Outstanding opportunities to learn valuable procedural skills”

Training Opportunities

Basic Two-Week Clerkship — 4 positions available per rotation
This is an introduction to the principles of airway management, ventilatory support, use of local anesthetics, techniques of monitoring and fluid therapy. Skills taught include intravenous cannula placement, mask ventilation, supraglottic airway placement and endotracheal intubation.
Offered: A,W,Sp,S — Two weeks, full time, 4 credits.
Prerequisite: third or fourth year student.
Seattle sites:
ANEST 680 — University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)
ANEST 679 — Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
ANEST 678 — Veterans Administration Puget Sound (VA)
ANEST 677 — Swedish Medical Center
WWAMI sites:
ANEST 674 — Spokane, WA
ANEST 671 — Boise, ID
ANEST 668 — Missoula, MT
ANEST 667 — Billings, MT
ANEST 665 — Anchorage, AK
Advanced Four-Week Clerkship — 3 positions available per rotation
Clerkship experience for students desiring greater exposure to anesthesiology as a specialty.
Offered: A,W,Sp,S — Four weeks, full time, 8 credits
Prerequisite: third or fourth year student.
Seattle sites only:
ANEST 682 — Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
ANEST 681 — University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

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