SURG661BM.01 (Reno)

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Anesthesiology
  • Short Name: SURG661BM.01 Anesthesiology
  • Course Number: SURG661BM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 weeks, up to 4 weeks for students applying to anesthesia residency
  • Preceptor: Department Faculty at Renown, Saint Mary's and VAMC

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • Understand anesthesiologist's considerations in preoperative and postoperative evaluations
  • Discuss the utility of general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and monitored anesthesia care
  • Understand intraoperative care including hemodynamic goals
  • Gain experience in airway management
  • Become familiar with common pharmacologic agents in anesthesia
  • Recognize and treat common post operative problems

Description of Rotation

The fourth year Anesthesiology rotation is an opportunity to participate more fully in anesthesia care of our community. This is a two week rotation that takes place mostly in the operating room, but also in other areas of the hospital including the radiology, cardiac lab, and obstetrics ward. Anesthesiologists provide both general and regional anesthesia undergoing invasive procedures. Bedside didactic instruction of basic anesthesia principles with be presented. Students will gain an understanding of pre-anesthesia risk assessment, fluid balance evaluation, airway/establishment/management, ventilatory support, intraoperative monitoring and acute pain management. Appropriate participation in procedures will be determined on a case to case basis.


Yao and Artusio: Anesthesiology. Lippincott.

Evaluation Method

Oral Final Examination and written evaluation by faculty preceptor.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives