Student Programs and Activities

2018 Procedural Skills Lab

Students participating in an anesthesia procedural skills workshop.

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology student courses and activities! We hope you find time to rotate in one of our many courses, participate as an extern, or come to one of our Anesthesia Interest Group meetings. You can find information on each of these below. 

Whether you’re trying to decide on anesthesiology as a career or you have chosen to pursue a different specialty altogether, rotating with the anesthesia department will provide an invaluable experience that you’ll be able to draw from throughout your practice of medicine.  

If you choose to rotate through one of our courses, you would have the opportunity to gain experience with procedures such as airway management and line placement. You would also gain a better understanding of both perioperative and critical care medicine in a wide variety of patient populations: geriatrics, adults, pediatrics and obstetrics, all of which have their own anesthetic implications. 

Please feel free to contact us anytime at (405) 271-4351 with questions/concerns about any of our programs.

casey-windrix
 
Casey Windrix, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Medical Student Director


Student Program Coordinator
(405)271-4351 ext. 55012


Link for ASA Medical Student Component Page: 

 https://www.asahq.org/about-asa/component-societies/asa-medical-student-component


Link to become ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) Student Member (cost $10):

 https://www.asahq.org/member-center/join-asa/listing


Link to become OSA (Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists) Student Member (cost $5):

 https://www.osahq.org/pages/member_registration


Externship

Welcome to the OUMC Anesthesiology Externship! This program was founded to give medical students an opportunity to gain more experience in the field of Anesthesiology, interact with the residents and faculty one-on-one, and earn some money in the process.

Extern Handbook

Erin Shirley Ryan Mitchell 
Erin Shirley, Chief Extern
(918)857-6501
erin-shirley@ouhsc.edu
 Ryan Mitchell, Co-Chief Extern
(918)708-3811
zachary-Mitchell@ouhsc.edu

 

Extern Videos

       

Anesthesiology Interest Group

The Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) is a student run, faculty supervised, interest group with several purposes. It serves to promote Anesthesiology as a specialty as well as an education avenue for medical students to learn more about the specialty. Partially as a result of this exposure among the students, the OU Department of Anesthesiology receives a high status of respect and is prominent during third year rotations, externships and specialty decision making.

The AIG conducts four to five meetings per school year, open to the entire College of Medicine, though mostly attended by first and second year students, due to the schedule conflicts of the third and fourth year. The general format of the meeting is a luncheon provided by the group, with a guest speaker to present about a particular area or concentration of Anesthesiology. In the first meeting, Dr. Jane Fitch gives an introductory presentation to the year, talks on the specialty as a whole, and focuses on academic medicine. Other meetings include private practice physicians, or specialized anesthesiologist. The final meeting of the year is an open forum board of MS4’s who recently matched in Anesthesiology, to answer questions for first, second and third year medical students about the match process.

Garrett Sutton Kailee May 
Garrett Sutton, President
garrett-sutton@ouhsc.edu
 Kailee May, Secretary
kailee-may@ouhsc.edu

MS-1, MS-2 Research Opportunities

For additional opportunities to pursue clinical experiences in research, please complete the Professional Enrichment INDT form and return to the College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, BSEB 103.

Professional Enrichment (INDT 8001)

Additional Forms/Courses Needed to Rotate:

-Meditech Access Request
 -OU Medical Center Rotating Resident/Student Information Form
-IRB/CITI Training for Research

For questions/concerns, contact:
Brian Johnson
405-271-4351 Ext.55012
Brian-Johnson@ouhsc.edu

Courses

Medical Student Course Information: Link

ANES 9110: Anesthesia Selective

Weeks 2  
Available: July A, August A-June B Max. Enroll:  6
Limited Availabilty: July B Max. Enroll:  2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This selective is designed to introduce the student to the basic knowledge and skills used in the administration of anesthesia to individually assigned patients. Students will follow the patient from preoperative evaluation through convalescence, Didactic sessions covering basic principles of anesthesiology are presented. 

Additional info: Students will need to wear scrubs on the first day. 

INDT 9403-101: Anesthesiology Sub-Internship

Weeks:4   Max Enroll:10

Prerequisites: Anesthesiology Selective (Anes 9110)

Course Description: These courses will expose the students to 5 possible sections of Anesthesia:

Adult Clinical (Max Enroll 4)
Pain – (Max Enroll 1)
OB – (Max Enroll 1)
Pediatric – (Max Enroll 2)
Private Practice Community – (Max Enroll 2)

Each student will work along side faculty and residents within our department and gain insight into some of the expanded applications of Anesthesiology. The students will follow assigned patients from preoperative evaluation through convalescence under the supervision of residents and faculty members.

INDT 9404-101:   Anesthesiology Research

Weeks: 4   Max Enroll: 2

Prerequisites: Anesthesiology Selective (Anes 9110)

Course Description: Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member to complete research and write a publishable article about a predetermined subject.

Students must have a predetermined faculty mentor and research topic prior to beginning this course. Assistance can be provided by the department, but this must occur well in advance of anticipated course start date.

INDT 9405-101 Anesthesiology Off Campus

Weeks: 4   Max Enroll: Form Required For Enrollment

Not Available in May

Prerequisites: Anesthesiology Selective (Anes 9110)

Course Description: An off-campus elective is defined as work not at the Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine-Tulsa, or in a formally affiliated hospital; nor under the direct supervision of a member of the full-time faculty of the College of Medicine. A statement from the course director of the proposed elective concerning the supervision and grading of student's experience and a detailed course description of the proposed elective are required.

INDT 9406-101: Anesthesiology Special Study

Weeks: 4   Max Enroll: Requires Special Study form for enrollment

Prerequisites: Anesthesiology Selective (Anes 9110)

Course Description: May be repeated with change of subject matter. Topics of special nature or of unusual interest to the individual student.