Thank you for your interest in our Student / Resident Clerkship Program. The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Anesthesia offers an elective in perioperative care to all medical/dental students.
The main purpose of our clerkship program is to allow students to become familiar with the field of anesthesia and what it entails to safely manage a patient through their perioperative period. The goals of the clerkship elective:
While the clinical practice of anesthesia has had a long and interesting history, it is only in the last 50 years that the specialty of anesthesiology has become a fully recognized medical discipline. It now requires of its practitioners a broad working knowledge of pharmacology, physiology, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics and electronics. In addition, the anesthesiologist must be skilled in airway maintenance, regional techniques and invasive monitoring. Other than the management of the patient in the perioperative period, this specialty is strongly committed to: