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 four 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.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Students

The U-M Health System accepts up to four CRNA student rotators each month, two of which will work at the main University Hospital and two of which will work at Mott Children's Hospital. For more information regarding these opportunities, please see the additional CRNA links, to the left.

  • CRNA - Mott: Each month, Mott Children's Hospital accepts two CRNA students to rotate. Students work directly with our CRNA staff. Current students seeking information regarding expectations, schedules and more should contact co-coordinators Emily MacNeil at emacneil@med.umich.edu and/or Kirsten Thulin at kthulin@med.umich.edu.
  • CRNA - UH: Each month, the main hospital accepts up to two students to rotate. Students are assigned a mentor CRNA for the duration of the experience. Current students seeking information regarding expectations, schedules and more should contact Administrative Assistant, Michelle Tripp at marra@med.umich.edu or 734-936-4211.