department of anesthesia and Perioperative medicine

Medical Student Training

Michelle Rovner, MD
Michelle Rovner, MD
Assistant Professor and
Director of 4th Year OR Anesthesia Rotation

Catherin Tobin
Catherine Tobin, MD
Assistant Professor and
Director of 3rd Year OR Anesthesia Rotation


Horst Rieke, MD
Professor and Director
of 3rd and 4th Year
MSICU Rotation


Arthur Smith, MD
Associate Professor and Director of 4th Year Pain Clinic Rotation


Dawn Leberknight
Residency/Fellowship and Medical Student Education Program Coordinator
Send email to Dawn Leberknight

Medical Student Training Lecture Powerpoints

Blood Gas Analysis

Cardiac and Pulmonary Physiology

Common Anesthetics Agents

EKG Lecture

Fluid Management and Transfusions

The Anesthesia Machine

Dear 3rd and 4th year Medical Students,

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine!  We are excited that you are interested in rotating with our department. During the rotation, you will be exposed to a wide range of patients in the operating room and perioperative arena.

Our goals are for you to experience and participate in excellent clinical care of patients, hands-on skills training and didactics, medical simulation, and classroom didactics.  We will make this the best learning opportunity that we can. We expect you to be eager and involved in order for you to get the most education and experience out of your 3-4 weeks with us.

We would be more than happy for you to join us for a rotation if there is an opening. To enroll you will need to contact Sara Frampton in the Dean's Office. Sara can let you know what dates are available. You can reach her by phone at 843-792-2427 or email at frampto@musc.edu.

Below are the rotation options available to 3rd year students…

ANES 822J – Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (Dr. Rieke)

This critical care rotation in the combined medical-surgical MSICU will provide the student with initial insights and impressions about critical care medicine.

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ANES 880J – Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (Dr. Tobin)

This rotation is an introduction to general anesthesia management and encompasses the anesthetic subspecialties of pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, obstetrical anesthesia, and pain management. The student will acquire a working knowledge of commonly used anesthetic agents, techniques and airway management. Teaching includes attendance at resident-oriented lectures, grand rounds, and simulation seminars.

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Below are the rotation options available to 4th year students…

ANES 862 – Adult Medical/Surgical ICU (Dr. Rieke)

This critical care rotation in the combined medical-surgical MSICU will challenge the student with managing complex patients with a wide variety of medical and surgical problems.

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ANES 860 – Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (Dr. Rovner)

The course is an introduction to general anesthesia management and encompasses the anesthetic subspecialties of pediatric, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, obstetrical anesthesia, and pain management. The student will acquire a working knowledge of commonly used anesthetic agents, techniques and airway management.

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ANES 865 – Pain Management (Dr. Smith)

The pain management rotation is an opportunity for the student to learn the fundamentals of pain and pain management. The rotation is intended to provide an overview of the neuroanatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of pain. Students are exposed to a wide variety of disease processes requiring pain management, and these include acute, chronic and cancer pain in the adult and pediatric populations.

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