As a required component of the Core Clerkship in Surgery, students spend one week on Anesthesia. During your rotation, you will work closely with faculty and resident preceptors to broaden your overall clinical experience and provide an introduction to the field of Anesthesiology. If you are interested in further exploring Anesthesiology as a career, or would like to further develop your clinical and technical skills, we welcome students to participate in the Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Elective.
In addition to the required one week component, students may spend an additional two weeks on Anesthesia through the Perioperative Medicine elective. During your rotation you will explore perioperative medicine across the spectrum of care beginning with the preoperative evaluation in the Weiner Center through subspecialty services of your choosing, in and out of the operating room. Participate in caring for patients immediately postoperatively in the PACU, as well as those requiring more urgent care as part of the Code team. Deepen your understanding of acute and chronic pain management while joining the regional block team in the operating room, by following patients postoperatively on the Post-op Pain (POPS) Service and by visiting the Chronic Pain Clinic. We look forward to working with you to individualize your experience.
Anaesthesia in the Clinical Setting (AE501M.23 )
For more information about Medical Student Clerkships in our department, please contact:
Jennifer M. McSweeney, MD
Director of Medical Student Education
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School