ANES 7181

Introduction to Anesthesiology


Ella Booth
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Catalog Description: This introductory anesthesiology clerkship is designed to provide medical students with a foundation of core principles of anesthesiology. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the anesthetic care of patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures and be exposed to the broad scope of anesthesia practice.  Students will become familiar with the preoperative evaluation of patients presenting for surgery and understand how their underlying clinical conditions impact the anesthetic management plan.

Most of the time will be spent in the operating room with anesthesiology residents and attendings where medical students will have opportunity to participate in airway support including mask ventilation, oral and nasal airway placement, direct and video-assisted laryngoscopy, and endotracheal and laryngeal mask airway placement.  There may be opportunities to practice peripheral intravenous placement as well.  


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



UMMC - East Bank

UMMC - West Bank - East Building

Students go to both sites


Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center


St. Luke's Hospital



VA Medical Center


 Required session attendance: Medical students must be able to attend entire orientation (first day). At UMMC, if medical students are unable to attend the 2nd simulation scenario, arrangements may be made to make up the 2nd simulation with the anesthesiology residents.

Including interviewing season, medical students may make up to 2 absences over the weekend.  Prior to the start of the clerkship, if more than 2 make up days are necessary, medical students will be asked to drop the course.

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 6:00am-3:00pm

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling. In order to facilitate PBL discussions, we will have a minimum of 2 medical students enroll at a time.

Grading Scale: P/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency: Does Not Apply