Goals and Objectives
- Learn the roles of the anesthesiologist in the pre-, intra-, and postoperative care of surgical patients. This includes exposure to pediatric and adult anesthesiologists.
- Learn the roles of anesthesiologists who perform their duties outside of the operating room. These include anesthesiologists who practice in the ICU, pain clinics, preoperative clinics, and research laboratories.
- Learn general principles of pharmacology that apply specifically to anesthetic and anesthetic adjuvant drugs.
- Learn the basics of preoperative anesthetic evaluation and optimization of patients prior to surgery.
- Learn principles of airway management and ventilation with masks and airway adjuvants. Learn techniques of endotracheal intubation along with its indications and complications.
- Learn basic methods of monitoring human physiology during anesthesia.
- Learn basic methods of administering and monitoring the depth of anesthesia.
- Participate in the care of patients throughout their entire perioperative course.
- Attend departmental Grand Rounds: Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the Pauly Auditorium (Rahn Building)
- Complete assigned reading from the introductory anesthesia book that will be provided to you.
- Be prepared to discuss, in general terms, the implications of specific disease states on anesthetic management.
- Ask questions regarding any aspects of anesthesia and/or medical care.
- Give us feedback as to how to improve this rotation for subsequent medical students.
- Have fun!
Current Freshman Medical Students
- Hands-On Airway Management
- Fluid and Transfusion Therapy
- Applied Pharmacology: Anesthetics, Pressors, Antihypertensives
- Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology
- Applied Renal Physiology
- Applied Neurophysiology
- Hemodynamic Monitoring in the OR and ICU
- Perioperative Medicine
- Postoperative Pain Management
Group 1: Monday, June 6, 2022 – Friday, July 1, 2022
Group 2: Monday, July 11, 2022 – Friday, August 5, 2022
UAMS Obstetrical Anesthesia Unit; UAMS Operating Rooms; ACH Operating Rooms; UAMS Surgical Intensive Care Unit; UAMS Pain Clinic; UAMS Ambulatory Care Unit
Number of Positions: Six (three for each group)
Stipend: Work-study or equivalent (approx $1,280) You do not have to be on work-study to apply!
Application Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: On or before Friday, February 25, 2022
Application Form (Word Doc): Preceptorship Application
The application is now closed and will re-open January 2023.
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Matthew Spond, M.D.