MS-3: Anesthesiology Clerkship (AC)

2 weeks

Course Director
William R. McIvor, MD, FASA
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
mcivorwr@anes.upmc.edu

Course Description

This 2-week clerkship is designed to help the student develop proficiency in common anesthesiology procedures, including airway management and intravenous cannulation.

Teaching with attending physicians and residents occurs in conferences, the operating room, at the bedside, and in small groups.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in common anesthesiology procedures, including airway management and intravenous cannulation.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the approach to preoperative evaluation of patients to anesthesia.

Educational Methods

  • Conferences
  • Clinical experiences
  • Small groups
  • Simulation sessions

Evaluation

The Anesthesiology evaluation is based on feedback from faculty and residents and a written exam. Anesthesiology evaluations are split equally (50% each) on clinical performance and in-house exam.

Grading: The clerkship is graded Honors, High Satisfactory, Satisfactory, Low Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory.  

Faculty Note

Shawn Beaman, MD, FASA is a member of the UPSOM Academy of Master Educators.