Medical Student Rotations

Electives Offered

For UNC and Visiting medical students: Anes 401 / Anes 403 / Anes 407 / Anes 409

For UNC medical students only: APS 416 / Integrative Selective 401B

 


Anes 401- Acting Internship in Anesthesiology

 

Faculty Directors: Rob Kyle, DO and Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH

Coordinator: Marietta Wagner, mwagner@aims.unc.edu or 919-966-5136

Prerequisites: Completion of medicine and surgery clerkships

Offered: July-May (Blocks 1-11) Mon-Fri only, no call requirements

Max Enrollment: 5 (coordinated with Anes 407, 416, 401B)

Duration: 4 weeks

Credit Hours: 6

Clinical: Yes

Meeting Location and Time: Anesthesia Resident Library, N2198 UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC @ 7:00am

Learning Objectives:
The primary objective of the Acting Internship is to provide insight and training in the principles of anesthesia and intraoperative care. Experience will include:

  • Pre- and postoperative evaluation of patients, with direct patient responsibility
  • Care of the anesthetized patient
  • Clinical pharmacology and physiology of the perioperative period
  • Principles and practice of both regional and inhalational anesthetic techniques including intravenous therapy, principles of the intravenous administration of drugs, airway management and endotracheal intubation, cardiovascular monitoring, and care of critically ill patients during the operative period
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain problems
  • Further training in the principles of cardiovascular support

Learning Activities:

  • Preoperative assessments and procedures such as intubations, mask ventilation and intravenous catheters
  • Interviewing of patients
  • Set up an anesthetic care and ventilator
  • Participate in conferences and interact with residents, attendings, and nurses

Evaluation:
Students will be observed and evaluated by attendings and residents as they perform the above activities. Only 2 absences are allowed during the rotation, including planned absences. All planned absences need to be cleared through the course director prior to the start of the elective.

Special Note to Visiting Students:
The Department of Anesthesiology will not except students for "Off-Block" dates, you must apply for the scheduled UNC dates to be offered a rotation.

 


Anes 403- Anesthesiology Research

 

Faculty Director: Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, smclean@aims.unc.edu or 919-843-5931

Prerequisites: Completion of 1st year medical school and good academic standing (Permission of the course director is required prior to enrollment)

Offered: All Months (All Blocks)

Max Enrollment: 1

Duration: 4 weeks

Credit Hours: 6

Meeting Location and Time: Anesthesia Research Office, Room 45, Ground Floor Wing C, Chapel Hill, NC @ 7:00am

Learning Objectives:

  • Receive exposure to clinical research within an active multidisciplinary research group
  • Perform a literature review, participate in a clinical research data collection, and/or perform an individual research project
  • Receive exposure to anesthesiology clinical practice
  • Receive exposure to the ethical conduct of research

Learning Activities:
This course provides exposure to clinical research performed in medical care settings. The department of anesthesiology is involved in a large number of clinical research projects including randomized controlled trials, large scale observational projects, and studies focused on basic disease mechanisms. These studies are based in the operating room, emergency department, and hospital floor. Students participate in research protocols, daily research rounds, and journal clubs. At minimum, students are expected to give a presentation at the end of the month on a topic selected by the student and mentor. Students may also elect to perform data collection and/or analysis of data in the context of an individual project leading to completion of an abstract or paper. This would likely require time investment on evenings and weekends, and could extend past the completion of the clerkship.

Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated by the course director through direct observation and verbal discussion with staff, faculty, and residents. Only 2 absences are allowed during the rotation, including planned absences. All planned absences need to be cleared through the course director prior to the start of the elective.

Special Note to Visiting Students:
The Department of Anesthesiology will not except students for "Off-Block: dates, you must apply for the scheduled UNC dates to be offered a rotation.

 


Anes 407- Advanced Elective in Anesthesiology

 

Faculty Directors: Rob Kyle, DO and Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH

Coordinator: Marietta Wagner, mwagner@aims.unc.edu or 919-966-5136

Prerequisites: Completion of Anes 401

Offered: August-May (Blocks 2-11) Mon-Fri only, no call requirements

Max Enrollment: 5 (coordinated with Anes 401, 416, 401B)

Duration: 4 weeks

Credit Hours: 6

Clinical: Yes

Meeting Location and Time: Anesthesia Resident Library, N2198 UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC @ 7:00am

Learning Objectives:
The rotation builds on the foundation of Anes 401 and is designed for medical students who wish to pursue a residency in anesthesiology. Students will spend two weeks in two different subspecialties of anesthesiology, such as obstetric, cardio-thoracic, or neuro anesthesia. They will take an active role in patient care, including preoperative assessment, induction of anesthesia, intraoperative monitoring, and postoperative evaluation. Students will have an opportunity to perform various procedures including intubation, invasive monitoring, and regional anesthesia.

Learning Activities:
Students will attend departmental lectures. They are expected to participate in all the necessary preparations for each patient's anesthetic, and will need to arrive in the operating room at 6:15am each morning.

Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated by the attendings and residents with whom they work. Areas assessed include, but are not limited to, data gathering, clinical judgement, procedural skills, motivation, and curiosity. Only 2 absences are allowed during the rotation, including planned absences. All planned absences need to be cleared through the course director prior to the start of the elective.


Anes 409- Pain Management

Faculty Director: Justin Rountree M.D.

Coordinator: Tashalei Chau, tchau@aims.unc.edu or 919-966-5136

Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd Year

Offered: All Months

Max Enrollment: 4

Duration: One elective period

Credit Hours: 6

Clinical: Yes

Meeting Location and Time: The Southern Village Pain Clinic 410 Market Street Suite 368 Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Please arrive at clinic by 7:45 on the first day in appropriate clinic attire.

Learning Objectives:
The objective of this rotation is to provide the student with an excellent foundation for managing both acute and chronic pain. At the end of this rotation the student will be capable of managing both oral and intravenous opiate medications as well as non opiate pain medications in a safe manner for inpatients and outpatients. The student will also be introduced to interventional techniques including epidural catheters and steroid injections, facet blocks, trigger point injections, major joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks, Radiofrequency ablation of lumbar, thoracic, and cervical medical branches, and possible Spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pump implantation if available.

Learning Activities:

Based on a 4 week rotation the students’ rotation will be broken down as follows:

Week 1: Southern Village Pain Clinic

Week 2: UNC Spine Center Interventional Pain Clinic

Week 3: UNC Memorial Hospital Acute Pain Management – Inpatient

Week 4: UNC Memorial Hospital Chronic Pain Management – Inpatient Consults

The Student will be expected to be at the outpatient clinics in order to see the first patient. The first patient is schedule at 7:45AM.

When on their acute pain inpatient rotation the student will be expected to be present for epidural placement prior to the first OR start times which varies depending on the day, but is usually 7:30AM. The teams on the service can determine the exact time of arrival for both inpatient rotations.

Expected work hours – 8 hours per day.

On Call Requirements – none

Lectures: Each Tuesday morning the student will be expected to attend the Pain management lecture at the Spine Center at 7:00AM.

Evaluation:
The students will be graded based on their participation while rotate with the various teams during clinic hours and rounds. They will be expected to interview, present, and develop appropriate plans for patients interviewed on rounds.

In lieu of a written test the students will be given a topic on their first day of the rotation. Throughout their month rotation they will be expected to research this topic and develop a presentation to be given to the Pain fellows and Pain attendings on the last Tuesday of their rotation.


 

APS 416- Advanced Practice Selective


Faculty Directors:
Rob Kyle, DO and Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH

Coordinator: Reid Johnson, reidjohn@email.unc.edu or 919-966-3106

This course is only offered to UNC medical students. For more information about this rotation please see the link below:

Advanced-Practice-Selective-Anes416


Anes 401B- Integrative Selective


Faculty Directors: Rob Kyle, DO and Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH

Coordinator: Stacey Owen, stacey_owen@med.unc.edu or 919-966-4781

This course is only offered to UNC medical students. For more information about this rotation please see the link below:

Integrative-Selective-401B

 

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