Year 4 Rotations

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

Kelley Moss
Clerkship/Rotations Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs
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:

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: Bruce Pistocco, M.D. with Lone Star Anesthesia - Northwest Texas Hospital Brian Schneider, MD
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: Lubbock
Course Title: Anesthesiology/Pain Center
Course Number: MANE-8402
Course Description:
The student will evaluate patients using common pain assessment tools and a focused physical examination under the supervision of the Pain Attendings and Pain Management Fellows in the clinic. They will develop algorithms for treatment including pharmacologic, non-interventional and interventional therapies. The remaining time will be spent observing pain procedures in the operating room and the procedure clinic.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of year 3
Duration: two or four weeks
On-Call: none
Make-up Opportunities:
Max. Students Per Rotation: one
When Offered: fall and spring
Faculty: Miles Day, M.D.; miles.day@ttuhsc.edu
Objective 1: To evaluate a patient with pain using common pain assessment tools and physical examination
Objective 2: to observe and describe the modalities available in treating pain, including pharmacologic, non-interventional and interventional therapies
Objective 3: to develop an algorithm for treatment using the available modalities
Campus: Lubbock
Course Title: Anesthesiology Research
Course Number: MANE-8403
Course Description:
Interested students must commit to a definable goal with an end product (presentation, literature review,etc.) completed at the end of the rotation. The project should relate to ongoing basic, translational or clinical studies in progress. The applicant must submit resume and indicate interest at least 3 months before wanting to start the rotation. The student must be making satisfactory progress through medical school.
Required, Elective, or Selective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of year 3 and approval by Dr. Heavner as described above
Duration: two or four weeks
On-Call: none
Make-up Opportunities:
Max. Students Per Rotation: one
When Offered: fall and spring
Faculty: pending
Objective 1: To review introductory statistics, epidemiology and research planning
Objective 2: To identify, organize and develop a research project related to basic, translational or clinical studies in progress
Objective 3: To organize and prepare an end product (presentation, literature review, etc.)