Year 4 Rotations

Kristin Stutz
Director, Medical Education
Texas Tech University HSC
1400 S. Coulter, Suite 4100
Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: (806) 354-5417 FAX: (806) 351-3787

Rachel Forbes
Managing Director, Medical Education
Texas Tech University HSC Covenant Branch- Lubbock
Phone: (806) 743-6161 FAX: (806) 743-7799

Kelley Moss
Clerkship/Rotations Coordinator, Medical Education
Texas Tech University HSC - Lubbock
Phone: (806) 743-3005 FAX: (806) 743-4165

Mike Callaway
Senior Director of Medical Education
Texas Tech University HSC - Permian Basin
Phone: (432) 335-5339

Department:
Course:

Campus: Amarillo
Course Title: Anesthesiology
Course Number: MANE-8401
Course Description:
This elective is for students interested in anesthesiology and the insights this discipline gives into the application of physiological and pharmacological principles to the care of patients in acute life-threatening situations. Daily lectures, laboratory demonstration, and the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients undergoing anesthesia will enable the student to acquire the basic skills necessary to care for the unconscious and critically ill patient during anesthesia and other similar situations. These skills include airway management, ventilatory support, cardiovascular support, fluid replacement, and intravenous techniques. The student will also have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of respiratory therapy and its application to patient care.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 3
Duration: Two (2) weeks or Four (4) weeks
On-Call: Required, frequency as assigned
Make-up Opportunities:
Max. Students Per Rotation: Two (2) per month
When Offered: Available all year
Faculty: Dr. Darren Peterson - Coordinator: Jordan Garst (jordan.garst@ttuhsc.edu)
Objective 1: Perform pre-operative patient assessment and assignment of ASA score.
Objective 2: Describe the pharmacology of commonly used anesthetic agents
Objective 3: Demonstrate suitable skill in securing and maintaining an airway.
Campus: Lubbock
Course Title: Anesthesiology
Course Number: MANE-8401
Course Description:
This elective is for students interested in anesthesiology and the insights this discipline gives into the application of physiological and pharmacological principles to the care of patients in acute life-threatening situations. Daily lectures, laboratory demonstration, and the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients undergoing anesthesia will enable the student to acquire the basic skills necessary to care for the unconscious and critically ill patient during anesthesia and other similar situations. These skills include airway management, ventilatory support, cardiovascular support, fluid replacement, and intravenous techniques. The student will also have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of respiratory therapy and its application to patient care.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of year 3
Duration: four weeks (two weeks upon request)
On-Call: optional
Make-up Opportunities:
Max. Students Per Rotation: four
When Offered: fall and spring
Faculty: Bettina Schmitz, M.D., bettina.schmitz@ttuhsc.edu
Objective 1: To observe and describe the basic concepts involved in the administration of general anesthesia, including the pharmacology and physiology of anesthestic agents, fluid balance, neuromuscular monitoring, etc.
Objective 2: To assess the impact of the patient history, physical examination, laboratory results, and preoperative consultations from non-anesthesiologists on the formation of an anesthetic plan
Objective 3: To assess and classify the patient's airway as to the difficulty for intubation, and to determine the equipment required for securing the airway
Campus: Permian Basin
Course Title: Anesthesiology
Course Number: MANE-8401
Course Description:
This elective is for students interested in anesthesiology and the insights this discipline gives into the application of physiological and pharmacological principles to the care of patients in acute life-threatening situations. Daily lectures, laboratory demonstration, and the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients undergoing anesthesia will enable the student to acquire the basic skills necessary to care for the unconscious and critically ill patient during anesthesia and other similar situations. These skills include airway management, ventilatory support, cardiovascular support, fluid replacement, and intravenous techniques. The student will also have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of respiratory therapy and its application to patient care.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of year 3
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
On-Call: optional
Make-up Opportunities:
Max. Students Per Rotation: 1
When Offered: Available all year with prior approval of faculty at least 6 weeks in advance
Faculty: Neal Ellis, MD / coordinator Isabel Garza @ (432) 703-5290
Objective 1: Develop an awareness for the specialty of anesthesiology involving the pre-, intra-, and post-operative periods.
Objective 2: Develop increased proficiency in the management and assessment of the adult airway.
Objective 3: Describe basic concepts involved in the administration of general anesthesia including pharmacology, physiololgy, fluid balance and patient monitoring.
Campus: Covenant branch-Lubbock
Course Title: Anesthesiology
Course Number: MANE-8401
Course Description:
This elective will provide insights into the discipline and gives the application of physiology and pharmacological principles to the care of patients in acute life-threatening situations.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of Year 3
Duration: 2 week
On-Call: No
Make-up Opportunities: Case-by-case
Max. Students Per Rotation: 1
When Offered: Fall & Spring
Faculty: Dr. Brian Eppright, Dr. Jon Furbee, Dr. Dustin English, Dr. Cecil Fincher and Dr. Raj Sabar
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Objective 2:
Objective 3: