The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine offers third and fourth year medical students the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical and research learning activities.  

Three clinical courses are offered to fourth year medical students in 2 or 4-week blocks:

Inpatient Anesthesia
Anesthesiology Critical Care
Chronic Pain/Cancer Pain Management
Anesthesiology - VA Service

Additional courses offered include:

Anesthesiology Research
Anesthesiology Selective

Medical students are expected to participate in the department activities during their rotation, including:

  • Morning Clinical Conferences which include Morning Report, during which a different attending anesthesiologists mediate a discussion, usually involving a case presentation, as well as Keyword Lectures, Mini-Mock Oral Exams, and Core Didactics.
  • Grand Rounds which consist of a presentation of a topic of interest by either a departmental faculty member or by a Visiting Professor.  Additional topics include Core Curriculum and Practice Management subjects which address basic learning needs and practical skills required for further development during training and practice.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement Clinical Conferences during which residents and faculty mentors review and present a case or cases in which adverse events occurred, adverse events were avoided, or unusual or uncommon conditions developed.
  • Medical Student Lectures typically involving a formal lecture followed by informal discussion about specific cases and other issues in anesthesiology.
  • Meetings with the Vice-Chair for Education typically involving a casual lecture, and discussion about various topics, including anesthesiology techniques, ethical dilemmas in anesthesiology, anesthesiology residency programs, and post medical school training.

Enroll

For more information about these courses, call 205-934-6525 or contact Kim Harris or Celia Keenan

Non-UAB visiting students: complete the Visiting Student Application
UAB students: contact Marla Ferguson at (205) 934-3821

View the UAB School of Medicine course catalog for more information.