Course Director: Dr. Anita Sarmah
Course Duration: 2 weeks
The two-week Anaesthesia course is based on a 'flipped classroom' model. Students are required to complete seven e-modules. The rotation includes two days of simulation training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The first day includes a comprehensive training on IV skills, airway management and fluid responsiveness using ultrasound. Case scenarios are used to teach ACLS protocols and communication skills during critical events in a simulated operating room. During the exit simulation day, the students rotate through preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative scenarios that reinforce the content in the e-modules. There is an interactive Jeopardy quiz to reinforce course learning objectives. For clinical shifts, you are assigned to a faculty staff member in the operating room, labour floor, pre-admission clinic, or pain service, where one-on-one teaching is provided. You assist in all aspects of anesthetic care. There is no overnight call.