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ANES 308A. Associated Anesthesiologists Community Anesthesia Clerkship (SUMC)

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Exposes students to the fundamentals of anesthetic practice in the Stanford Hospital Operating Room and in four private outpatient surgical facilities. In this clinical setting, and under close preceptor supervision (by private anesthesiologists), students have the opportunity to learn and apply principles of preoperative evaluation of patients, intraoperative monitoring techniques, assessment of cardiovascular and respiratory status, and the opportunity to learn a variety of technical skills, including airway management, endotracheal intubation, and intravenous line placement, which will be of value in any clinical specialty. Didactic lectures and clinical conferences are available during this rotation. Students will work closely with their preceptor during the two-week clerkship. As all the patients on this rotation are private, there may be situations and/or locations where the student will only be able to observe. Students must obtain approval prior to registering for this clerkship.

A major clerkship in medicine or surgery is strongly recommended.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for two weeks (with pre-approval). 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Control Desk at Stanford Operating Room (contact Dr. Atkinson by email three to four weeks before); Time: 6:55 am.

Units 3       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Rhett Atkinson, M.D. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Email:; Pager: 650-317-1314, Stanford 10024; 650-964-9791 or 650-323-0617).

Other Faculty
R. Atkinson, E. Baer, B. Bohman, W. Bohman, M. Champeau, R. Novak, L. Saunders.

Yun Tao (650-724-1706),, H-3580, Stanford Hospital.


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