The Department of Anesthesiology provides formal education for residents, interns and fellows. In addition, we provide supplementary educational support for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) students, paramedic students and dental residents.
Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
The Department of Anesthesiology hosts students for clinical anesthesia experience amongst four Michigan Medicine locations located in southeast Michigan (University and Mott Hospitals, Brighton Center for Specialty Care, East Ann Arbor Surgical Center and Kellogg Eye Center). As a graduate nurse anesthesia student, you will be assigned a CRNA teacher to work with while you rotate to each location. Please take advantage of the variety of surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques unique to each site.
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 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.