Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine
Education

Rotations

Our anesthesiology rotation curriculum has been designed to provide students with a solid foundation of the general principles of anesthesia. We offer two different rotations, Anesthesia Operating Room and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine rotation.

Medical Students GroupStudents will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of surgical cases as well as experience the broad scope of anesthesia practice. In addition to rotating in our operating rooms, students will rotate on the obstetric and acute pain services. Clinical teaching is supplemented with attendance at resident lectures, medical student case conferences, and grand rounds. In addition, we are excited to provide medical students with teaching sessions at our comprehensive Simulation Center to further develop hands on skills and critical thinking during acute situations. We are continuously working on a curriculum that will keep pace with the dynamic needs of our medical students and new advances in medical knowledge and technology.

Orientation

UC Irvine Medical Center
Building 53 - Room 226D
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

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Orientation starts promptly at 9 a.m. and consists of the following:

  • Meet with the Course Coordinator
  • Obtain ID badge and parking permit, if necessary
  • Receive orientation packet
  • Take pre-test (for self-assessment purposes only)
  • Tour of facilities
  • Introduction to the course by Course Director
  • Check OR Schedule for assignments and contact assigned anesthesia team for case prepartion

Anesthesia Operating Room - Course 605A (4 Weeks)

Course Material

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During this advanced track students become part of anesthesia care team in the operating room and take on the role of a junior resident! A resident and an attending supervise students during this rotation. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of surgical cases as well as experience the broad scope of anesthesia practice. In addition to rotating in our operating rooms, students will rotate on the obstetric anesthesia services and regional anesthesia services.

Didactics Sessions

Clinical teaching is supplemented with attendance at resident lecture days, medical student case conferences and departmental grand rounds.

Prerequisites

UC Irvine students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum. Extramural students must be in their final year of undergraduate medical education.

Introduction to Anesthesia - Course 605D (2 Weeks)

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This course will give medical students who are considering specializing in anesthesia a more informed idea of what the anesthesiology specialty is all about. A brief exposure to anesthesiology and to how an anesthesiologist can best serve as a consultant to other specialists.

Didactics Sessions

Clinical teaching is supplemented with attendance at resident lecture days, medical student case conferences and departmental grand rounds.

Prerequisites

UC Irvine students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum.

Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine - Course 605F (4 weeks)

Perioperative medicine is quickly becoming an integral part of anesthesiology practice and well recognized as an important care component that can help dramatically improve patient outcomes and experience. We are excited to now offer a medical student rotation dedicated to this focus.

During this advanced track, the student will be an integral member of the Anesthesiology Perioperative Medicine Inpatient Service and will be under the supervision of an attending and Perioperative Medicine Fellow. The focus of this rotation is addressing unique concerns of the perioperative patient. Students will learn preoperative risk reduction and optimization strategies as well as enhanced recovery strategies. Students will manage postoperative complications and learn pain management techniques.

Didactics Sessions

Clinical teaching is supplemented with attendance at resident lecture days, medical student case conferences and departmental grand rounds.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of basic science courses (1st and 2nd year curriculum) and successful completion of the following clinical clerkships: general surgery, internal medicine, Anesthesiology General OR. Extramural students must be in their final year of undergraduate medical education.

Anesthesiology Pain Management - Course 605E (2 weeks or 4 weeks)

The widespread prevalence of chronic pain necessitates healthcare providers to be empowered with knowledge and tools to provide quality clinical care.

The UC Irvine Health Center for Pain & Wellness welcomes medical students to be an integral part of the team. In this advanced rotation, students will acquire knowledge of diverse pathologies. Students are coached on comprehensive, multidisciplinary and interventional care practices. Great emphasis is placed on the current concerns of the opioid prescription epidemic and the strategies to combat the epidemic. We offer two week or four week rotations to enhance the experience and to pave the path for continued development.

Didactics Sessions

Clinical teaching is supplemented with attendance of resident lectures and medical student case conferences.

Prerequisites

UC Irvine students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum. Extramural students must be in their final year of undergraduate medical education.

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