UNM-Sandoval Regional Medical Center Anesthesiology Sub-Internship

This one-month sub-internship is open to fourth year medical students who have an interest in anesthesiology in a community hospital setting.

UNM-SRMC is the main center for total joint surgery in the UNM system and is a center of excellence for bariatric surgery.  There are also a wide variety of general surgical, urologic , robotically assisted,  orthopedic and ENT cases done here.    The anesthesiology department is staffed by full time UNM faculty with expertise in regional anesthetic techniques.     There are at present no anesthesiology residents or other learners at SRMC,   affording the sub-intern maximum learning potential.

The sub-intern will be assigned to a room Monday-Thursday.  The student will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the peri-operative management of the patients assigned to that suite, including pre-operative evaluation, patient preparation, induction, maintenance, emergence and post-operative care.  This will occur under the mentorship of one of the attending anesthesiologists and the mid-level anesthesia provider (AA or CRNA) also assigned to the suite.

In addition, the sub-intern will participate in the following didactic activities:

  1.  Anesthesiology Grand Rounds
  2. Resident  CA-1 and CA-2  Friday lecture series
  3. Thursday afternoon ultrasound guided regional anesthesia resident lectures

Friday afternoons will be reserved for independent study/reading (Students will be provided with a copy of a standard introductory anesthesiology text).

On the final Friday of the month, the student will make a case presentation to the SRMC staff.