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Students

Anesthesiology Clerkship

Medical Student Information

The Department of Anesthesiology hosts a two-week Clerkship to third- and fourth-year medical students. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of perioperative patient care from preoperative evaluation to postoperative management. In addition, students will gain experience outside the Operating Room with our Obstetric and Regional Anesthesia Services. Didactic opportunities include several Simulation experiences, resident lectures from faculty, and Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. We also offer two-week elective rotations for students interested in learning more about the specialty. Welcome to the Department!

Contact Information

Dr. Jeremy Hensley, Medical Student Rotation Director 

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Jeremy Hensley, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Phone
304-598-4929

Amanda Goodnight

Clerkship Coordinator

Amanda.Goodnight.m@wvumedicine.org

Pediatric Anesthesiology

The department of Anesthesiology offers a two or four-week elective in pediatric anesthesiology for medical students in their third or forth year of training. Students will gain hands-on experience in airway management and IV placement while learning the unique physiology of the pediatric population compared to adults. We also provide time to attend simulations and resident lectures on a variety of topics in anesthesia. Opportunities are also available for a more tailored experience based on a student’s goals (i.e. more exposure to cardiac, etc). Application information is available on the SOLE website. Further inquiries and questions please contact Dr. Christopher Deskins, MD. Pediatric Anesthesiology Rotation Director, cdeskins@hsc.wvu.edu. 

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Christopher R Deskins, BS, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Phone
304-498-4929

Chronic Pain 

The Department of Anesthesiology offers an elective rotation in Chronic Pain for interested fourth-year medical students. Application information is available on the SOLE website. Further inquiries and questions please contact Dr. Richard Vaglienti, MD. Chronic Pain Rotation Director, vaglientir@hsc.wvu.edu.

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Richard Vaglienti, MD, MBA
West Virginia University
Positions
Pain Management, Clinical Faculty, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-598-6216

Anesthesiology Externship & Anesthesia Interest Group

Dr. Rebekah Guillow, MD. Externship Rotation Director and Faculty Advisor for Anesthesia Interest Group

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Rebekah Guillow, MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Phone
304-598-4929

WVU Anesthesiology Externship

The Department of Anesthesiology hosts a paid elective Summer Externship in Anesthesiology.   The Externship is a four week immersive experience in Anesthesiology with experiences in the subspecialties of anesthesiology including Regional Anesthesiology, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, and other Operative Anesthesiology.  Medical students may apply to participate during March of their first year of medical school and participate in the summer between 1st and 2nd years.  This is an opportunity for those students with interest in Anesthesiology to get exposure and experience in it early on during their training.  Many participants are able to foster their love for anesthesiology during this experience. Plus, students meet and interact with many residents and faculty in the department. Application information is available on the SOLE website. Further inquiries and questions please contact Rebekah.Guillow@hsc.wvu.edu.

WVU Anesthesia Interest Group

The Anesthesiology Interest Group is a student led club for medical students at the WVU School of Medicine with support from anesthesiology faculty and residents.  The club exists to help students gain exposure to the exciting field of anesthesiology early in their medical school careers.  The club hosts meetings throughout the year on dates and times convenient for medical students with topics such as Introduction to Anesthesiology, Subspecialties of Anesthesiology, and Q&A with the Residency Program Director.  In addition, the club hosts fun workshops for skills like intubations. AIG provides students a casual environment to learn more about anesthesiology and get to know residents and faculty of the department.  For more information, please see https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/md-student-services/organizations/anesthesia-interest-group/ , or contact the Faculty Advisor, Rebekah.Guillow@hsc.wvu.edu

Visiting Students

The Department of Anesthesiology offers two-rotations for Visiting Medical Students interested in our program. Students may apply through VSAS and are encouraged to apply early as space may be limited. Please contact Dr. Hensley for additional information.

Links

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Anesthesiology Educational Links

Global Anaesthesiology Server Network

Anesthesiology Society Links

Society for Education in Anesthesiology
American Society of Anesthesiologists