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Medical Student Training

3rd & 4th Year Medical Students

During the rotation, you will be exposed to a wide range of patients in the operating room and perioperative arena. Our goals are for you to experience and participate in excellent clinical care of patients, hands-on skills training and didactics, medical simulation, and classroom didactics. We will make this the best learning opportunity that we can. We expect you to be eager and involved in order for you to get the most education and experience out of your 3 to 4 weeks with us.

We would be more than happy for you to join us for a rotation if there is an opening. To enroll you will need to contact Christine Talbot-Bond in the Dean's Office. Christine can let you know what dates are available. You can reach her by phone at 843-792-2427 or by email at talbotbo@musc.edu.

3rd Year Student Rotation Options 

ANES 880J: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (PDF) (Dr. Herbert)

This rotation is an introduction to general anesthesia management and encompasses the anesthetic subspecialties of pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, obstetrical anesthesia, and pain management. The student will acquire a working knowledge of commonly used anesthetic agents, techniques, and airway management. Teaching includes attendance at resident-oriented lectures, grand rounds, and simulation seminars. Students will be in the Main hospital OR, and possibly the ART OR, VA OR, RT (Rutledge Tower), or Shawn Jenkins OR. 

4th Year Student Rotation Options

ANES 862: Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (PDF) (Dr. McMurray)

Fourth-year medical students will work with interdisciplinary critical care teams lead by both Pulmonary Critical Care and Anesthesia Critical Care physicians to learn about evaluation and management of acute care illness in both medical and surgical patient populations. Students will be directly involved in assessing, stabilizing, and treating critically ill patients with a variety of complex diseases with a focus in but not limited to Heme/One and GI. With supervision and guidance, students will be primarily responsible for their patients and will gain experience in developing clinical plans for critically ill patients. Students will become familiar with the basics of mechanical ventilation, intravenous fluids, shock and vasoactive medications, surgical emergencies, procedural indications and end-of-life care issues in the TCU. Students will observe and potentially perfo1m invasive procedures.

ANES 860: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (PDF) (Dr. Gallagher)

The course is an introduction to general anesthesia management and encompasses the anesthetic subspecialties of pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, obstetrical anesthesia, and pain management. The student will acquire a working knowledge of commonly used anesthetic agents, techniques, and airway management.

ANES 865: Pain Management (PDF) (Dr. Selassie, Dr. Burke, and Dr. Hillegass)

The pain management rotation is an opportunity for the student to learn the fundamentals of pain and pain management. The rotation is intended to provide an overview of the neuroanatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of pain. Students are exposed to a wide variety of disease processes requiring pain management, and these include acute, chronic, and cancer pain in the adult and pediatric populations.

ANES 866: Cardiovascular ICU (PDF) (Dr. Bell)

Fourth-year medical students will work with an interdisciplinary care team lead by Critical Care Anesthesiologists to manage critically ill cardiac patients in consultation with cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists. Students will be directly involved in assessing, stabilizing, and treating critically ill patients with a variety of complex cardiovascular diseases. With supervision and guidance, students will be primarily responsible for their patients and will gain experience in developing clinical plans for critically ill patients. Students will become familiar with the basics of mechanical ventilation, shock and vasoactive medications, procedural indications, and end-of-life care issues in the ICU. Students will observe and potentially perform invasive procedures. 

Visiting Students

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