Intraoperative Critical Care

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: WVU CLINICAL FACULTY / Eric Persily, M.D. Course Director - will make an assignment of one preceptor for each student
DURATION: 2 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: Three (One student per hospital)
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for Critical Care.


This course has been specifically designed for the student whose primary interest is in a surgical specialty, critical care medicine, or anesthesiology; therefore, the major emphasis is directed toward those facets of the practice of anesthesia involving preoperative evaluation and the intraoperative critical care of the surgical patient.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Disturbances of normal physiology (pathophysiology) resulting from the primary illness, the surgical procedure and the anesthetic are discussed so that the appropriate therapeutic measures become obvious to the student.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Preceptor will be assigned and forwarded by e-mail by Charissa Davis or Eric Persily, MD. Syllabus will also be e-mailed to you.