Course Director: William Fritz, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesia
Students, acting as junior interns, function in the Department of Anesthesiology under the supervision of a staff anesthesiologist. They learn the pre- and postoperative evaluation of the patient, and manage the patient and the actual administration of anesthetic agents. All types of anesthetic procedures, including regional and general, are included in the clerkship. Students spend each morning in surgery and have the opportunity to work in the Pain Clinic in the afternoon or assist with pre- and postoperative care.