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Department of Anesthesiology

ADDITIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

Clinical Anesthesia Elective offers students a brief introduction to a multifaceted medical specialty, which is acute critical care medicine at its finest. Students will be introduced to techniques and interventions which have a broad application to other specialties in medicine. If further experience or training is desired, an Individually-Designed Anesthesiology Elective can be developed with the assistance of the Departmental faculty.

DRESS CODE RESTRICTIONS

Students are reminded that guidelines for dress/accessories when in the OR are strictly enforced. Please ...

  • No jewelry (wedding rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.); a watch is allowed.
  • No outerwear clothing under the scrubs (tee-shirt is okay as long as it is totally covered by scrubs).
  • No nail polish of any kind.
  • No artificial nails.
  • If you have any questions regarding these restrictions, please ask the faculty or staff.

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP

All of the staff anesthesiolgists at Memorial Medical Center are on the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology of SIU School of Medicine. You may contact any of them to assist you during your coursework.

FACULTY RESOURCES:

Reginald Bulkley, M.D., Professor and Chair of the SIU Department of Anesthesiology, is available for consultation with students regarding electives, residency training, and the specialty of Anesthesiology as a career (schedule via secretary at 217-788-3754).

Matt Peecher, M.D. (pager #492-2508), is a valuable resource available to students during their elective coursework.

Chris Reavis, MS, Office of Education and Curriculum, SIU School of Medicine, Liaison for the Department of Anesthesiology, is also available to answer questions and resolve problems (545-4187).

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

The ASA has established a Student Membership for those interested in the specialty. Dues are $10/year, and the benefits include receipt of the monthly journal Anesthesiology, the monthly ASA Newsletter, a copy of the Annual Directory of Members, and free registration at the annual ASA Convention. It is an exceptional value. See Dr. Bulkley for information on this membership opportunity.