Other Learners

The Department of Anesthesiology provides formal education for residents, interns and fellows. In addition, we provide supplementary educational support for paramedic students, dental residents and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) students. 

Paramedic Students

Paramedic students rotate through University Hospital ORs to learn intubations on adults. The program requires five witnessed, successful intubations. Prior to this hands-on experience, students practice intubations on mannequins. Students can also practice other airway maneuvers including bag-mask ventilation, placement of LMAs, and use of other airway devices. Although it is possible to complete five intubations in one eight-hour day, it is frequently necessary to come for a second day. Still, students are encouraged to complete more that the minimum number of intubations.

Dental Residents

Dental residents are affiliated with the University of Michigan Dental School and are in the midst of a year of post-DDS training, which focuses on hospital-based patients. Residents rotate three weeks on the anesthesia service after having completed six months of their residency. These residents are treated like medical students during the month on anesthesia and are assigned to rooms where they are paired with an anesthesia resident or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Overall, residents focus on airway management and use of anesthetic drugs.

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Michigan Medicine Department of Anesthesiology accepts students for clinical anesthesia experience shared between four Michigan Medicine satellite locations located in SE Michigan (Livonia Surgery Center, Kellogg Eye Center, East Ann Arbor Surgery Center and Brighton Center for Specialty Care). As a student of anesthesia, you will be assigned a mentor CRNA to work with while you are assigned to each satellite location. Please take advantage of the variety of surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques unique to each satellite location. 

  • Ray Elmblad, CRNA, DNAP (remblad@med.umich.edu) is the Clinical Site Coordinator and liaison between the U of M-Flint anesthesia program and Michigan Medicine and oversees clinical evaluations from Livonia Surgery Center and Brighton Center for Specialty Care. 
  •  Kathy Samoray, CRNA, MS (ksamoray@med.umich.edu) is the Assistant Clinical Site Coordinator and oversees clinical evaluations from East Ann Arbor Surgery Center and Kellogg Eye Center. 
  • Each satellite location has a resident manager (or designated CRNA) who will act as Satellite Site Coordinator.
  • Sharon Hollamon (shollamo@med.umich.edu) is a Mott administrative assistant 734-763-2435 and will most likely be your first contact individual for initial onboarding procedures (required Mlearning modules, IDs, x-ray badges, parking etc.)


Parking for orientation day

  • Michigan Medicine Main Hospital address:
    1500 East Medical Center Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5048
    Follow directions sent to you from Sharon Hollamon (shollamo@med.umich.edu) 734-763-2435 as to where to park on orientation day. She validates your parking voucher for your orientation day.


Location information for clinical sites:

Livonia Surgery Center

Kellogg Eye Center

East Ann Arbor Surgical Center

Brighton Center for Specialty Care



Student Expectations

  • Most rooms start at 7:30, except on Thursdays where some locations may start at 8:30.
  • An abbreviated care plan is expected for any case you have not done before or any pathophysiology you have not previously seen. We do not want extensive care plans; be specific to the case, the potential complications, and the treatments regime.
  • Assignments will be available by 3PM the day before. You will be sent an email with the assignment that will include the CRNA you are assigned and the OR in which you will be working. You will then be able to view patient information by looking at the CRNAs assignment, once access to Michart has been established for you.
  • Mentor evaluations must be filled out for each clinical day spent at Michigan Medicine.  It is the students responsibly to have these forms filled out by the mentors they work with.  Three copies are required: One for the SRNA, one for the anesthesia program and one copy for the Satellite Clinical Education Coordinator-Manager. 

Welcome to Michigan Medicine Department of Anesthesia, Satellite locations.  We look forward to meeting you.