Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Medical Student Education

Surgical Subspecialties

IDPT 410 Surgical Subspecialites
Credits 9
All Teaching Blocks
Enrollment: maximum 39
Dr. Jan and Staff
A required, six-week course with exposure to Anesthesiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Urology.


ANEST 402 Subinternship
Credits 6
11th through 21st Teaching Blocks
Enrollment: minimum 1, maximum 5
Dr. Rattan and Staff

This comprehensive elective introduces the medical student to preoperative evaluation, intraoperative and postoperative anesthesia management of surgical patients. Emphasis is placed on the principles of anesthesia (general and regional), physiology of various organ systems, anesthetic pharmacology and hemodynamic monitoring. The elective is especially valuabe for students contemplating a career in Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Surgery, or Emergency Medicine.

The medical student works as a member of the anesthesia care team, interacting with staff anesthesiologists and residents.

Hands on technical experience of establishing intravenous access, noninvasive/ invasive hemodynamic monitoring, various airway management and regional anesthesia techniques are taught under close staff supervision. The operating room teaching is supplemented by twice weekly lectures. Students also get an opportunity to go to the Anesthesia Simulation Center and participate in a case with a resident. During their rotation, students do not have any overnight call obligations.

The last week of the rotation can be spent in the subspecialty of the student’s choice; i.e., cardiac, neurosurgery, obstetrics anesthesia or acute pain management.

Pain Management

  1. ANEST 403
Pain Management
Credits 6
11th through 21st Teaching Blocks.
Enrollment: minimum 1, maximum 1
Dr. Wang and Staff
Enrollment by arrangement only. Contact Mary Long at (215) 955-2172

The student is a member of the pain management team and applies the principles of evaluation of patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes. Time will be spent in the postoperative acute pain service and in the chronic pain clinic. Teaching stresses the need for a complex, multidisciplinary approach to pain problems. The course is useful for students planning a career in anesthesia as well as those who will encounter patients with chronic pain syndromes in family medicine, internal medicine, and surgical practices.

Dr. Jan

Rehana A. Jan, MD.
Coordinator for Anesthesia Electives

Dr. Rattan

Neeru Rattan, MD
Medical Student Coordinator for IDPT 410

Mary Long
Coordinator, Education & Research
Department of Anesthesiology
111 S. 11th Street
Suite 8270 Gibbon
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2172
(215) 503-9899 fax


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