Akron General

4 weeks

Number of Students

Lance Talmage, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, Ohio 44307

Teaching Faculty

  • Joseph Kirk, MD


Students will review anesthesia techniques. Students will be exposed to the practical application of anesthesia techniques in the operating room.

This elective will provide the student with a broad and comprehensive experience in the field of anesthesiology. The student will be exposed to aspects of physiology, pharmacology and coexisting diseases that affect the decision making of the anesthesia team. Each student will have training in the various techniques of airway management and intravascular access.  Students are expected to be intimately involved in the preoperative evaluation, induction, airway management, monitoring, emergence, and recovery of patients undergoing surgical procedures undergoing surgical procedures under supervision of the attending anesthesiologist. Students will rotate through the preoperative clinic, PACU, and main operating rooms. Over the course of the rotation, students will practice anesthesia across several specialties including general surgery, OB/GYN, cardiothoracic, orthopedics and plastics.  In the second half of the elective, students will spend time learning the principles and technique of peri-operative nerve blocks, including instruction in the use of ultrasound. Students are required to attend anesthesia department conferences and education sessions. Evaluations will be completed at the end of the rotation by the attending anesthesia preceptor.