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Department: MEANE-Anesthesiology
Course: 401-Clinical Anesthesiology

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jose Rivers,Dr. Laura Torres
Course Faculty: Dr. Crystal C. Wright
Elective Location: BTGH
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine & Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 6:30am-3:30pm Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery: 80
  Didactic: 10
  Other: 10
Statement of Goals:
Students acquire supervised experience in the preoperative preparation, anesthetic management, and early post operative care of patients from all surgical specialties. Pre-operative anesthesia care is provided for about 8,000 patients every year. As the Ben Taub General Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the City of Houston, Approximately 33% of these patients require emergency procedures. Monday-Friday, Clinical 6:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, Individual academic site conferences Wednesday, Department Grand Rounds, 6:30-7:30 am Mondays & Wednesdays, CA I Lectures, 4:00-6:00pm
Learning Activities
Faculty anesthesiologists provide around-the-clock education and supervision in the 10-operating rooms, the Cystoscopy Suite, and Pre and Post Anesthesia Care Units, the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The Anesthesiology Service participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and provides consultation for emergency airway management, vascular access, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, and perioperative pain management.
Evaluation Methods
Students will be evaluated by faculty, fellows and residents. This evaluation will be based upon objective and subjective criteria: attendance, fund of knowledge, attitude, level of professional maturity. The grading system will be Honor, High Pass, Pass, Marginal Pass, Fail.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Central OR Desk on the 4th Floor, Ben Taub General Hospital
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Oscar Porter or Cealey Browder
Contact Phone: 713-873-2860
Contact Fax: 713-873-2867
Contact Location: 4th Floor, Ben Taub General Hospital
Email: or
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