ANES 7185

Anesthesiology Advanced Elective


Ella Booth
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: Students will learn more advanced concepts by being exposed general anesthesiology and a combination of specialties including cardiothoracic, regional, pediatric anesthesiology, and pain medicine. The medical students will be expected to perform a preoperative evaluation and develop an initial plan prior to meeting the patient. These rotations will be in one- to two- week blocks depending on availability.

Sample Schedule:
East bank -general ORs -week 1
Regional Anesthesiology East Bank – week 2&3
Chronic Pain week 4

The medical student will develop a greater understanding of perioperative cardiovascular physiology/hemodynamics, pulmonary physiology, and interpretation of data from multiple monitors in adult and/or pediatric patients.
The medical student will further develop skills including mask ventilation, placing peripheral intravenous catheters, and endotracheal intubation and be exposed to advanced skills including central line, and arterial line placement (in more complex cases and in cardiac anesthesiology).
Daily medical student-anesthesiology attending interactions include discussion of pre-operative evaluation, anesthetic plan, implications of the plan, and care of patients in the post-operative period. The student will spend most of his/her time in the operating room or in the pain clinic as part of an anesthesiology team paired with an anesthesiology resident or subspecialty anesthesiology fellow and an anesthesiology attending.
The medical student will be assigned a mentor to assist in guiding the medical student through the four weeks of their clerkship. The medical student will spend at least one day working directly with the mentor.

Towards the beginning of the rotation, the medical student will choose an interesting anesthesia-related topic to research in-depth and present at the end of the elective to available faculty (in person or on Zoom). The presentation should be about 20 minutes in length. The medical student may choose the presentation modality. Your mentor will assist in picking a topic and develop the presentation.
An oral exercise will be administered by your assigned mentor at the end of the rotation.
Medical students will be expected to review basic anesthesiology topics via recorded PowerPoint lectures posted on Canvas. Advanced topic learning materials will be posted on Canvas.
Materials for subspecialties will also be posted on Canvas. You will be responsible for reviewing those materials only if you are assigned to that particular subspecialty.


Note: Contact the Course Coordinator for any syllabi for previous years.


View site addresses by clicking on the site name below or visiting the site codes table.

Site Code Site Name Notes
VA-1000 VA Medical Center  

Clinics and Surgery Center - Ambulatory Surgery Center - 5th Floor

Clinics and Surgery Center - Pain Clinic - 4th Floor

Clinics and Surgery Center - Maple Grove - Ambulatory Surgery Center

Masonic Children's Hospital

UMMC - East Bank - Perioperative Area (3rd Floor)

UMMC - West Bank - East Building

Students are at varying Fairview sites depending on what surgeries are being done.

Required session attendance: Does not apply 

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  

Grand rounds: Most Tuesday mornings from 6:30-7:30AM
Typical OR weekly schedule: 6:00AM-3:00PM, M-F
Another East bank OR shift from 3:00PM (or after didactics) to 11PM may be implemented
Typical Pain Clinic schedule is from 8:00AM-4PM, M-F

The medical student will be expected to attend CA-1 didactics and simulations that typically start at 4PM. CA-2 and CA-3 lectures are encouraged, but optional.
On your subspecialty weeks, you will be expected to attend subspecialty didactics that may occur. For example, during your weeks of cardiac anesthesiology, you will be expected to attend the Cardiac Fellow Core Sessions and ECHO rounds.
Cardiac Anesthesiology: Medical students will take one to two calls with a post-call day off.
The resident/fellow lecture schedule can be found at

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement:  Arranged.  Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

ANES Arranged Electives Form

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does Not Apply