American University of Beirut

Clerkship Program

​​​​​​MED III Clerkship

​The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management hosts third year medical students as they complete a clerkship that lasts a total of three weeks.

During their three-week rotation, they are introduced to the principles of general anesthesia, neuraxial blocks (spinal and epidural), regional blocks for the upper (Bier block, axillary and supraclavicular) and lower extremities (femoral, sciatic and popliteal); as well as principles of sedation and pain management. They also rotate in the different anesthesia subspecialties (cardiac, neurosurgery, pediatric, obstetric, regional and pain) and the preadmission unit where they complete preoperative patient assessments.
The students are exposed to various monitoring techniques used intraoperatively (ECG, EtCO2, SpO2, arterial line, central venous pressure, swan-ganz etc…), to airway management tools (oropharyngeal airways, face masks, endotracheal tubes, laryngeal mask airways) and to a variety of traditional laryngoscopes (Mackintosh, Oxford and Miller blades) and video laryngoscopes such as the Glidoscope and C-Mac.

Furthermore, the students observe pain procedures performed by the anesthesia pain team; and are introduced to the principles of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) and patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA). Simulation sessions are also given to ensure that the principles of intravenous insertion, airway control, induction of general anesthesia, monitoring and complications that might arise during maintenance of general anesthesia are understood.

Elective Rotations for AUB Medical Students

Students attending AUBMC are welcome to schedule elective rotations in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, where they will receive the opportunity to fully participate in the care of our patients. A fulfilling mix of clinical experience, didactics, workshops and simulations will ensure a challenging, educational and thoroughly enjoyable elective rotation for those with an interest in Anesthesiology.

Visiting Students

The department of Anesthesiology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) offers a one-month elective rotation for local, regional and international medical students. This program has been a positive experience for both national and international students who have integrated well within the department. 
We have had several students coming from Lithuania, Slovakia, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, England, Bulgaria, as well as, Syria. Some have chosen to come for another month, others have referred their medical colleagues to the same clerkship program.



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