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Monday – Friday 7 AM to 5 PM (please note that there may be some weekend responsibilities when the physician is on call).

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

Location: Atlanta

This inpatient US clinical experience will take place in Atlanta, Georgia (two locations – one 25 miles south of downtown and the other 70 miles north of downtown). Because of the distance between these locations, a vehicle will be required.

Inpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine

What you will do:

This inpatient clinical experience will be under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist with years of experience educating medical students and graduates. The physician holds hospital appointments at several institutions within the WellStar and Piedmont Health Stems.

Rotators will learn about the role of the anesthesiologist in patient care in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods. Prior to surgery, learners will understand how an experienced anesthesiologist can form a connection with a new patient, address concerns, and reassure anxious patients. Students will also learn how to assess patients undergoing anesthesia, recognize comorbidities that can impact anesthetic care, examine the airway, and develop a basic anesthetic plan.

In the operating room, the emphasis will be on careful monitoring of the patient while providing anesthesia. A variety of pharmacologic agents will be used to support and manage these patients, allowing the student to deepen their knowledge of pharmacology. As the case proceeds, students will have the opportunity to see how the attending recognizes intraoperative events (e.g., hypotension, hypertension), evaluates the event, and then responds accordingly.

In the postoperative period, time will be spent in the post-anesthesia recovery unit (PACU). During this time, the student will become familiar with the evaluation and management of common postoperative events, including nausea, vomiting, pain, hypoxia, hypertension, and hypotension. Rotators will also recognize when it is safe for a patient to be discharged from the PACU based on standard criteria.

To maximize learning during this clinical experience, we recommend that you read pages 23-50 of the following handbook:

Anesthesiology Advanced Clinical Rotation Handbook

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​


  • Taking patient histories under supervision.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Observing surgical cases in the operating room.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.​

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in anesthesiology.

How to obtain a letter of recommendation:

The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft.

During the rotation:

Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.


Dr. X is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!


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