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Department of Anesthesia Medical Student Education

Students at Indiana University School of Medicine are exposed to the field of anesthesia in their third year of training through the anesthesia core clerkship. Fourth-year students who are interested in the field can pursue additional elective rotations.

Anesthesia Clerkship

The third-year core clerkship in anesthesia helps MD students understand basic management of the perioperative patient. Clinical learning occurs in the operating room as students participate in the anesthetic care of patients. Guided self-learning occurs through a series of digital learning modules. Technical skills are acquired under the supervision of department faculty and residents during the rotation.

Anesthesia Elective

The Department of Anesthesia offers electives for fourth-year medical students which cover all aspects of anesthesiology. One-month and two-week rotations are available in the areas of adult, pediatric, acute and chronic pain management. During the elective rotation, each student has the opportunity to attend core curriculum lectures and SIM sessions.

Specific topic areas that medical students may experience during a fourth-year rotation include preoperative evaluation and preparation, airway management, management of patients on ventilators, interpretation of blood gases, application of invasive monitoring techniques (including systemic and pulmonary artery catheters), and techniques for postoperative pain management.

Students considering post-graduate training in anesthesiology are encouraged to take elective rotations in the first six months of the year. Visiting students may also take an anesthesia elective.

Medical Student Education Leadership

Statewide Clerkship Director
17646-Collins, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Collins, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Assistant Statewide Clerkship Director
27481-Mitchell, Sally

Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSC

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Statewide Clerkship Coordinator & Elective Coordinator

Belinda Sanborn

1130 West Michigan Street
Fesler Hall 204
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-0267 Phone
bmsanbor@iu.edu

Course Director for Anes. & Preop. Medicine
26045-Yu, Corinna

Corinna Yu, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Co-Director for Anes. & Preop. Medicine
19835-Guillaud, Daniel

Daniel A. Guillaud, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Co-Director for Anes. & Preop. Medicine
9203-Webb, Timothy

Timothy T. Webb, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Career Mentor Liaison
26867-Ye, Jian

Jian Ye, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Career Mentor Liaison
26045-Yu, Corinna

Corinna Yu, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesia

Questions about clerkships or electives in anesthesia?

Please contact Belinda Sanborn, the statewide clerkship and electives coordinator for the Department of Anesthesia.

Email Belinda Sanborn

Anesthesia Specialty Community

The Anesthesia Student Interest Group introduces interested medical students to the exciting field of anesthesiology. Known as the ASIG, this student interest group provides access to a professional community in the anesthesia specialty and prepares students for entry into postgraduate training.

Student Interest Group