Clinical rotations are scheduled in both academic and private practice hospitals - hospitals within the Emory system, hospitals in metropolitan Atlanta, and out-of-town hospitals in Georgia and other states.
During semesters two through four of the Program, students develop knowledge and skills in fundamentals of anesthesia; patient interviewing and physical examination; vascular access; basic airway management. Clinical activity is interspersed with classroom and simulation lab work on a day-to-day basis. The knowledge and skills in a clinical task progression series must be met before the student may advance to the senior year.
During the senior year (three semesters), clinical is full-time and includes all specialty areas in anesthesia - general surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, genito-urinary surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, transplantation, and trauma. Clinical rotations occur during days, evenings, nights, weekends, and include call. More than 50 clinical rotation sites are available in 14 states and Washington, DC. Senior students attend weekly conferences at their clinical sites.Students spend a minimum of 2500 hours on clinical rotations during their program.