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Anesthesiology (Clinical)

LOCATION: University Healthcare, Berkeley Medical Center
PRECEPTORS: Jack Shamblin, MD; Satish Menon, DO; Linda McLellan, MD; Christopher Spiess, MD
DURATION: 1/2 month minimum
OFFERED: Continuously (limit of 10 rotations per year; must be coordinated through the Eastern Division Office of Student Services)
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for Critical Care.


Our goal is to assist senior medical students to develop basic acute care medical skills which are useful in any medical discipline. These skills include but are not limited to airway management and respiratory support, invasive and non-invasive monitoring, cardiovascular support and resuscitation, and ethical issues related to these environments. Rural primary care physicians are often the first to respond to critical events in their practice. Prompt recognition and institution of life saving measures may determine their patient's ultimate survival and/or quality of life.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Direct participation in all aspects of anesthetic management and care: operating room, recovery room, intensive care unit, conferences, seminars and rounds. Completion of assigned readings and reviews.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Clinical evaluation by attending, attendance and participation in all assigned patient care activities, completion of assigned readings, and exam at end of rotation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

You must contact the Office of Student Services, Eastern Division, two weeks prior to beginning of rotation to determine where to report. Phone: (304) 596-6312. Email address: horstj@wvumedicine.org