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2020-2021 Elective Title: 49AN706 — ANESTHESIA


Only students going into Anesthesia as their specialty are approved to sign up for this course. The St. Vincent Anesthesia elective will consist of daily reading, an airway workshop, working in the OR one on one with an anesthesiologist, and a quiz at the end of the month. The educational focus will be on airway, fluids, autonomics, and cardiovascular physiology with additional topics available as desired by the student. Students should expect to get more than just intubation experience and should be prepared for daily didactics and required reading throughout the month. This is a great course to improve the understanding of private practice anesthesia, general knowledge on the previous topics mentioned, and procedural skills. Goal: Improve understanding anesthesia as a profession, improve knowledge on general medicine topics, and improve procedural skills.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: Ryan Harris, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Assist with safely putting the patient under general anesthesia, managing airways, managing hemodynamics, and OR pharmacology (PC5)
  • 2) Investigate, through daily reading, various topics including airway, fluid resuscitation, autonomic nervous system, and cardiovascular physiology (PBLI1)
  • 3) Experience private practice anesthesia with shorter cases and efficient anesthesia (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Effort, Daily participation, Communication, Case log, Airway workshop, Quiz).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year medical student pursuing anesthesia as a future career.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30-40 (no weekends)

Time Distribution: 75% Clinical; 25% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org) Only students going into Anesthesia as their specialty are approved to sign up for this course. To check availability, contact Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org). We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None