Clerkship Year 3

The Anesthesia Clerkship is a 2 week rotation. Students may be assigned to one or two of three teaching hospitals in London; LHSC University Hospital, LHSC Victoria Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care.

You will spend one day (usually the first Monday of your rotation) in Anesthesia Bootcamp at the CSTAR Facility in the Legacy Research Pavilion at London Health Sciences Centre. This experience will enhance your two week anesthesia rotation with an intensive and directed introduction to anesthesia in the operating room environment by providing high quality, highly realistic simulation scenarios and facilitated debriefing sessions.

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You will also spend one day in the Cataract Suite at St. Joseph’s Health Care for the purpose of comprehensive IV training. The remaining 8 days, you will be assigned to the operating room, preadmission clinic, obstetrical, endoscopy, or lithotripsy suites.

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Students will be given 10 daily evaluation forms and a “Topics for Discussion” form to assist faculty members to discuss topics relevant to the third year anesthesia curriculum. 

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A textbook, Anesthesia for Medical Students, edited by Ahtsham Niazi and Clyde Matava, is your primary learning resource and it is available for your use for free online http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/anesthesiaqr/AnesthesiaQR_Content/assets/pdfs/Revised_AFMS.pdf.
It is a concise clerkship manual issued by the Department of Anesthsia at University of Toronto. Students are also directed to another excellent text written by Dr. Karen Raymer of McMaster University. This eBook “Understanding Anesthesia: A Learner’s Guide” is available as  a free PDF copy and can be downloaded here.