Now that Step 1 is over, I’m beginning my group B selectives – two weeks of anesthesiology followed by two weeks of neurosurgery. Although I’m very excited about both, its been several months since I was last in an operating room (or in the Texas Medical Center, for that matter). Hope I can quickly readapt to the environment!
I’ll be working in our county hospital gaining intravenous access points, establishing airways, bagging, etc. for the two weeks of anesthesiology. I’m hoping to learn more about the interesting pharmacology and monitoring associated with surgical anesthesia from induction to reversal. It’ll be two weeks of sevoflurane, propafol, neostigmine, glycopyrrolate, fentanyl, ketorolac, and other central/autonomic nervous system drugs while monitoring blood pressure, oxygenation, temperature, and CO2. Anesthesiology is something I’m still considering, so hopefully this selective will give me more insight. 🙂