Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Medical Student Rotations
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Medical Student Rotations

Medical Student Rotations

The Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care offers a variety of clinical training opportunities to Harvard medical students and Harvard residents training in related specialties, as well as external medical students.

Anesthesia Rotation

This rotation places medical students within the Main Operating Room suite with opportunities to actively observe a broad range of surgeries while developing an appreciation for the field of anesthesia.

Cardiac Anesthesia Elective

The cardiac anesthesia elective provides an opportunity to learn about the unique and challenging demands of anesthesia for cardiac surgery.

Critical Care Elective

This elective program places the fourth-year medical student into a team caring for critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care unit.

Mass General Surgical House Officer Elective

Surgical house officers gain deep knowledge of anesthesia through direct observation.

Oral-Maxillofacial House Officer Anesthesia Tutorial

This tutorial program consists of eight weeks of one-on-one tutorial designed to develop anesthesia competencies required to practice effectively within the surgical subspecialty.

Medical Student Education Within the Center for Pain Medicine

Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine (AE502M.3)
Course Director:  Shihab Ahmed, M.D.
Credits (Clinical Elective), full time one month rotation, 8:00 to 5:00 M – F

The Mass General Center for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine is committed to the education of future physicians.  Our faculty, residents, and fellows take an active role in the education of medical students.  A month-long elective course is offered for fourth-year medical students in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine through Harvard Medical School.  Students from other medical schools may enroll in this course through the Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerk Program.  Application is required three to six months in advance of the anticipated course start date.

On the first day of the rotation, the medical student will meet with the education coordinator between 8 – 8:30 a.m. to sign any required paperwork and to obtain an MGH ID badge.  Initial orientation will ascertain their goals and expectations.  During the course, students meet with the program director to discuss their learning, have any questions answered, and address any issues or concerns.  At the end of the clerkship, the student will present a brief lecture to the group on any pain topic of their choice.

Information may be obtained by contacting:

HMS Registrar's Office
25 Shattuck Street, Gordon Hall, Room 213
Boston, MA 02115-6092
Phone 617-432-1515

Pain Medicine Course Description

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Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Public Transportation Access: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes