Clerkship Curriculum in Anesthesiology

AIM
To introduce clerks to clinical anaesthesia covering: peri-operative assessment and optimization,
monitoring techniques, management of acute medical care issues including resuscitation, acute pain, and
application of basic science to clinical problems, acquisition of good basic airway skills, placement of
intravenous cannulae, and experience in more advanced airway management techniques.
To benefit from the rotation clerks are expected to have read the “Anaesthesiology Clerkship Rotation
Handbook” before starting. Additional reading during the rotation using the “Anaesthesia for medical
students” textbook provided is highly recommended. Clerks should also supplement reading by
QUESTIONING THE FACULTY TUTORS, observation, and clinical practice. This is one of the few
times during clerkship when you are one-on-one with a member of staff all day every day; take advantage
of it. Clerks are asked to ensure that their faculty tutor(s) record and deliver to them, for feedback and
safekeeping, their evaluation sheet each day or evening. Each clerk will collect and hold all these
evaluation sheets, which are to be given to the anaesthesia undergraduate secretary at the end of the
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