Medical Student Clerkships

UCSD School of Medicine Clerkship

Contact Julie Nguyen for further information on the following medical student clerkships.

Winter quarter ANES 227- Introduction to Clinical Pain Management

Prerequisite: Medical Student
Preceptor: Mark Wallace M.D.

  • Hand on, interactive course - both patient and faculty interaction
  • Learn to perform a pain history and physical
  • Develop a differential diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Daily pain mechanisms and management didactics
  • Offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters

ANES 229 - Practical Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

Prerequisite: 2nd Year Medical Student
Preceptors: Daniel Lee M.D., Ph.D. and Lawrence Weinstein M.D.

  • Clinical elective with emphasis on respiratory and cardiac physiology
  • Hands-on operating room experience with normal and physiologic events and pharmacologic therapy
  • Offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters

ANES 401 - Anesthesiology Clerkship

Prerequisite: 4th Year Medical Student
Preceptor: Mark Greenberg M.D.

  • Four week elective
  • Participation in all activities of the Anesthesia Services
  • Team provides anesthetic patient care
  • Faculty-student conferences held on daily basis
  • Emphasis on clinical management of unconscious patient
  • Physiology of oxygenation, acid-base balance, and electrolyte disturbances discussed in depth
  • Airway problems, oxygen therapy, and drug therapy in resuscitation reviewed
  • Basic knowledge and skills of emergency resuscitation
  • Physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory failure emphasized
  • Topics include pre and post operative care, long term respirator treatment, and pain and its treatment
  • Exposure to anesthetic management during cardiac and thoracic surgery, obstetric emergencies, infant resuscitation and pediatric surgery
  • Effects of anesthetics and other drugs on respiration, circulation, and neuromuscular function are reviewed
  • Offered during all quarters

ANES 403 - Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Clerkship

Prerequisite: 4th Year Medical Student
Course Director: Angela Meier, M.D. Ph.D.

  • Hands on elective where students get integrated in a team taking care of the most complex patients
  • Exposure and training in procedural skills (including emergent airway management, arterial and central line placement)
  • Exposure and training in management of the critically ill patient
  • Exposure and training in management of the ventilated patient
  • Exposure of management of codes (such as cardiac arrest etc)
  • Basic training in cardiac resuscitation