The Anesthesia acting internship (AI) is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to participate in the postoperative management of surgical patients from various specialties who have undergone complex surgical procedures. During this rotation, emphasis is placed on the areas of pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, nutrition and infection. The student would learn how to use mechanical ventilators, vasopressors, inotropic drugs, fluid management, as well as learn the role of renal replacement therapy, and prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis etc. You may also get the chance to learn how to intubate in real patients.
Your average day would run from 6AM to 5PM. You will be expected to take several weekend day shift calls. Your responsibilities would include examining the patient, reviewing the investigations, drugs, and the intake and output chats. With this background you would present your case to the attending during rounds and suggest a plan of action. You are also required to help the residents in terms of updating the daily progress notes, discharge planning in power chart and rounds. You are expected to participate in bed side case discussion. If time permits, you should also attend anesthesia lectures and simulation sessions with the anesthesia residents.