Anesthesiology and Critical Care Clerkship

Staff Support: cct@qatar-med.cornell.edu

Rotation Duration: One week
Anesthesiology

The Anesthesia Clerkship is a comprehensive one-week clinical rotation that teaches medical students how to preoperatively evaluate patients, assist with initiation of anesthesia, understand basic monitoring principles, observe maintenance of the hemodynamic state of the surgical patient, and transfer of patient care to the post-anesthesia care unit. The core concepts focused upon during the Anesthesia Clerkship include: preoperative assessment, airway assessment and maintenance, cardiovascular physiology and management, pain management, and postoperative care.

Goals and Objectives
  • Exhibit suitable operating room etiquette, including proper self-introduction to OR team, appropriate dress code, and respectful demeanor.
  • Perform preoperative assessment and evaluation of surgical patients with the anesthesia team.
  • Assist in preparation of anesthesia equipment, including: anesthesia machine, pharmacologic agents, intravenous lines, airway equipment, and suction apparatus.
  • Demonstrate basic skills of airway assessment and management, including mask ventilation, oral airway placement, and intubation.
  • Assess patients with cardiovascular comorbidities.
  • Identify patients with pain and modalities or intervention.
  • Identify commonly treated issues in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, including hyper/hypotension, changes in urine output, tachy/bradycardia, and agitation/delirium.
Critical Care Clerkship

Co Director: Bakr M. Nour, MD, FACS, PhD
Co Director: Mai Mahmoud, MBBS, FACP
Co Director: Amal Khidir, MD
Staff Support: cct@qatar-med.cornell.edu

Rotation Duration: Two week

Students will have a 2-week clinical experience in one of the ICUís at one of the HMC hospitals. They will be assigned to the CCU, MICU, SICU, or TICU. Occasionally, under specific circumstances, students who have completed their Pediatric clerkship will be assigned to the NICU. They will join the ICU teams to care for patients and then meet as a group for didactic conferences. The main goals of the ICU component are to learn to assess a critically ill patient, understand the pathophysiology of shock, sepsis, and multisystem organ failure and learn the principles of mechanical ventilation.

The objectives of the rotation are for the students to be able to:

  1. Evaluate a patient who is critically ill
  2. Explain circulatory physiology
  3. Outline multi-system organ dysfunction
  4. Explain severe sepsis and septic shock
  5. Discuss physiology of mechanical ventilation



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