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

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Exposes students to the fundamentals of community anesthetic practice in the Stanford Hospital Operating Room and in four private outpatient surgical facilities. In the Stanford Hospital clinical setting, under close preceptor supervision (by a private anesthesiologist faculty member), students have the opportunity to learn principles of preoperative evaluation of patients, intraoperative monitoring techniques, assessment of cardiovascular and respiratory status, and the opportunity 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, in the non-Stanford Hospital locations the student will be able to observe but not do procedures. 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. Richard Novak by email three to four weeks before); Time: 6:55 am.

Units 3       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Richard Novak, M.D. Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesia (Email:; office 650-323-0617).

Other Faculty
R. Novak.

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


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