The night before a rotation, a student contacts the resident that he/she will be working with the following day. Residents can be found in the OR, paged, or called at home. With the residents, students review the charts of the OP and ADP patients that will be seen the next day, discuss the respective anesthetic plans, and for inpatients, students may see them alongside their resident.
On a day when a student is assigned to the OR, he/she takes call, once during the rotation. Students contact the assigned resident to know where and when to meet. Call duties end at 11:00 p.m. if the evening is uneventful. Students are allowed to stay through the night, however. In total, students are assigned approximately 20 days in the Department of Anesthesiology. Evaluations are a part of students' grades and are sent to faculty and residents with which the student was assigned.
Students are expected to complete cases in the assigned room with the assigned resident unless the case is expected to wrap-up after 5:30 p.m. Students are also excused from OR duties and sub-specialty rotations during scheduled tutorials and lectures. However, students must immediately return to OR duties and sub-specialty locations following tutorials / lectures. Students ask the assigned resident and faculty the role that he/she can have in a patient's management. This role may range from observing to more interactive, hands-on responsibility. The student assists the resident as needed, especially in bringing the patient to the room and placing monitors. If a student is not performing the induction or the block, he/she begins the anesthesia record.
On the day of, a student arrives and changes into scrubs at the hospital, then proceeds to Keywords and Journal Club which take place 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, except Thursday, in the Anesthesia Library 1H245 or 2G321. On Thursdays, students attend the Morbidity and Mortality conference, held 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. at Med Sci 1 M3330. After each morning's conference, a student goes to his/her assigned room / sub-specialty and sets up the room with his/her assigned resident.