Anesthesiology

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M4 Electives

 

Ambulatory:  Pain Management

Course Director:  Hariharan Shankar, MD

Description:  Students will acquire knowledge that will be useful and applicable to a chosen medical specialty.  Students will learn assessment and management of patients in a variety of pain states, including chronic in a multidisciplinary setting, as well as acute and cancer pain whenever the opportunity arises.  The students learn through active participation in patient care.  The pharmacology of pain treatment and pain medications will be an integral part of the student's experience.

Location:  Pain Center of Wauwatosa

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:30 am until scheduled patients are seen, no call or weekends

 

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Sub-Internship:  Anesthesiology Sub-1

Course Directors:  Rachel Budithi, MD and Markus Kaiser, MD

Description:  Refresh and broaden the knowledge of anesthesiology gained in the junior year.  (1) Learn advanced hemodynamic monitoring and application of physiology and pharmacology with an emphasis on cardiovascular anesthesia.  (2) Hands on experience in the technical aspects of anesthesiology, e.g. airway management, tracheal intubation, placement of venous and arterial catheters and management of pulmonary artery catheters.  (3) Understand risks/benefits of various anesthetic techniques.

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:45 am to 5:00 pm, 5-6 night calls may include weekend call

      

 

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Elective:  Anesthesia for Trauma and Emergencies

Course Director:  Olga Kaslow, MD, PhD

Description:  The student will learn: (1) Comprehend the pathophysiologic response to the traumatic injury of specific organ systems (2) Understand the goals and methods of the resuscitation of a patient with single and multiple organ traumas; develop the ability to recognize often conflicting goals (3) Learn different methods of evaluation and establishment of a definitive airway in both the controlled and emergency settings (4) Acquire skills for obtaining basic vascular access; develop basic knowledge of methods of invasive monitoring (interpretation of arterial, central venous, and pulmonary artery pressures) (5) Understand the pathophysiology of various types of shock and basic methods of resuscitation:  fluid and blood components; learn the pharmacology of the most commonly used resuscitation drugs and anesthetic agents in a trauma patient.

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, night call and weekends

 

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Elective:  Clinical Anesthesiology

Course Director:  Lois Connolly, MD

Description:  Be able to formulate an anesthetic plan for a healthy patient and conduct anesthetic with assistance of anesthesia care team.  develop skills of IV placement and airway management techniques.  Other opportunities may include arterial line and central line placement.  Understand risks/benefits of various anesthetic techniques.  Understand and interpret homodynamic monitoring.

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:45 am to 5:00 pm, no call or weekends

 

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Elective:  General Anesthesia

Course Director:  Sarah Reck, MD

Description:  Refresh and broaden the knowledge of Anesthesiology gained in the Junior year.  Student will gain experience in the technical aspect of Anesthesiology with hands-on experience in anesthetizing patients under the supervision of senior residents and faculty.  By the end of the month the student will understand risks/benefits of various anesthetic techniques, understand the goals of pre-operative clearance of patients for surgery and how medical co-morbidities alter anesthetic management.

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:45 am to 5:00 pm, no night call or weekends

 

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Elective:  Cardiac Anesthesia

Course Director:  Sweeta Gandhi, MD

Description: Integrative management of patients with heart disease for cardiac surgery.  Student will learn advanced hemodynamic monitoring and transesophageal echocardiography for patients with heart disease.

Location:  Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:30 am until assigned cases are completed, no call and no weekends

 

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Elective:  Anesthesiology

Course Director:  Sweeta Gandhi, MD

Description:  Student will be able to formulate an anesthetic plan for a healthy patient and conduct an anesthetic with assistance of the anesthesia care team.  Gain experience with invasive techniques, e.g. IV lines, arterial lines and central lines and develop skills in airway management.  Understand the risks and benefits of various anesthetic techniques.

Location:  Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:45 until cases are complete, no call or weekends

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Elective:  General Anesthesia

Course Director:  Wilfred Szerenyi, MD

Description:  This course should only be taken by students who are seriously considering anesthesiology as a career.  Refresh and broaden the knowledge gained during the junior anesthesia clerkship.  Student will attain further experience in the technical aspects of the specialty such as maintenance of airway, spinal taps, starting of intravenous, intra-arterial lines.

Location:  Waukesha Memorial

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, no call or weekends

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Elective:  Pediatric Anesthesiology/Pain Management

Course Director:  Susan Staudt, MD and Steven Weisman, MD

Description:  Gain insight into perioperative physiology in infants and children.  Students will attain experience working with children in the technical aspects of pediatric anesthesiology.  Including airway management, intravenous cannulation, administration of sedatives and analgesics and the conduct of a routine anesthetic.  Obtain a broader degree of understanding of pediatric perioperative medicine.  Introduction to acute and chronic pediatric pain management, including the setup and management of patient controlled analgesia systems.

Location:  Children's Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:30 am until scheduled patients are seen, no call or weekends.

        

 

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Elective:  Obstetric Anesthesiology

Course Director:  Elizabeth Ellinas, MD

Description:  The students are expected to observe the practice and execution of current standards of Obstetric Anesthesia.  Read and discuss the following topics:  Physiology of normal pregnancy and anesthetic complications, pain control in Obstetrics and anesthesia consideration in high-risk pregnancies.

Location: St. Joseph's Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, no call or weekends

 

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Advanced Airway Management (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  James DuCanto, MD

Description:  Student will be introduced to a comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of the routine and difficult airway.  Student will learn multiply methods of airway management, with an emphasis on ventilation-centered care.

Location:  St. Lukes Medical Center

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, no night call, no weekends

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Ambulatory: High Risk Anesthesia Consultation (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Ann-Marie Manley, MD

Description:  Focus will be on performing a comprehensive and concise preoperative history and physical exam, evaluating the patient's current medical status, and assessing the clinical risk profile to help guide the perioperative plan (additional preoperative testing or consultations, intraoperative anesthetic plan, and postoperative pain management plan).

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, no night call, no weekends

 

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Ambulatory:  Anesthesiology at FMLH Surgery Center (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Thomas A. Stekiel, MD

Description:  This course is intended to enhance the student's experience with the management of surgical patients in the ambulatory setting.  Students will be expected to have had basic (initial) exposure to the surgical setting (i.e. anesthetic techniques, sterile field/technique etc.) during their junior year.  Along with attending physicians and anesthesiology residents the students will participate in preoperative evaluation and perioperative management of patients with a particular focus on objectives relevant to the ambulatory setting.  Such objectives include preoperative screening of patients suitable for a free standing surgery center, implementation of anesthetic techniques that are of appropriate duration, preemptive systemic and regional pain management techniques and efficient case turnover.

Location:  Froedtert Surgery Center

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, no call or weekends

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Elective:  Critical Care Anesthesiology Sub-Internship (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Larry Lindenbaum, MD

Description:  Anesthesiology Critical Care Sub-Internship is a 4 week rotation during which the student will care for critically ill patients in the CVICU at FMLH and the SICU at the VAMC.  The focus will be on the evaluation and management of patients in the immediate post-operative period after a variety of cardiovascular interventions, including CABG, valve repair, VADs, aortic dissections, TAA/AAA as well as management of other co-morbid critical conditions often present in this same patient population.

Location:  The student will alternate between the FMLH CVICU and the VAMC SICU, spending a total of two weeks at each location.

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, night call, some weekends

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Elective:  Critical Care Sub-Internship (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Christofer Barth, MD, Eric Siegal, MD and David Kramer, MD

Description:  The 4th year medical student will rotate through the Aurora Critical Care Service at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.  The student will act clinically at the level of a post-graduate year one resident in regard to evaluating the patient's medical history, performing an admission physical exam, and formulating an organ system based approach to optimize the health of the critically ill patient.

Location:  St. Luke's Medical Center

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, night call optional, one weekend

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Elective:  Neuroanesthesiology (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Suneeta Gollapudy, MD

Description:  Students will be assigned to the Neurosurgical cases along with the anesthesia residents.  They will be directed in the OR by several Neuroanesthesiology faculty.  Students will be introduced to the anesthetic care in all phases of Neurosurgical care (intracranial as well as spine surgery).  Primary focus will be on the preoperative evaluation and identifying risk factors and acuity of the disease.  Intraoperative management will include management of increased ICP, positioning, and fluid management.  Postoperatively the students would be introduced to pain management and knowledge of signs of intracranial hypertension.

Location:  Froedtert Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 6:45 am until scheduled patients are seen, no nights or weekends.

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Elective:  Obstetric Anesthesiology (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Anil Aggarwal, MD

Description:  Broaden the knowledge of anesthesiology gained during the junior year.  Learn advanced hemodynamic monitoring and application of physiology and pharmacology with emphasis on cardiac and cardiovascular anesthesia.  Hands-on experience in technical aspects of anesthesiology, e.g. airway management, intubation, management of pulmonary artery catheters.

Location:  Community Memorial Hospital

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, no call or weekends

 

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Elective: General Anesthesiology at Columbia St. Mary's (available 2015-2016)

Course Director:  Cindy Zhang, MD, PhD

Description:  This 4-week rotation should be taken by M4 students who are seriously considering anesthesiology as a career.  The focus will be on performing a preoperative evaluation and identifying risk factors through a timely effective interview, intraoperative management and postoperative care.  Students will get hands-on experience on peripheral IV placement, airway management and other procedures in a private practice setting in the operating room.

Location:  Columbia St. Mary's

Time Commitment:  4 weeks, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, no call or weekends

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