My first semester consisted of :
Monday: Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology
Tuesday: Anatomy, Biochemistry
Wednesday: Anatomy, Anesthesia for Dummies
Friday: Pharmacology, Physiology
Clinical the first semester consisted of intubation attempts, IV starts, charting, maybe spinal attempts, basic adjustments in anesthesia. You had a patient assignment the night before and needed to look up co-existing diseases and procedures but wern't responsible for much beyond having the room set-up and the table-top set-up.
Monday: Physiology, Pharmacology
Tuesday: Physiology, Pharm
Wednesday: Anesthesia for the not-so-bright, Regional anesthesia
Thursday & Friday: Clinical
Second semester: Responsible for care plans
for all patients. All inpatients seen the night before, day after. responsible for pre-op assessment, IV starts on all, A-line insertions with CRNA or MD OK. Central line attemts occasionally, Epidural and spinal knowledge and attempts.
Monday : Statistics, Research
Tuesday: Anesthesia for the mediocure, Journal club
Wed, Thurs, Fri. : Clinical with weekend shifts, evenings weekends and beginning specialty rotations. Everything else the same.
Monday: Anesthesia for those that have a clue, Journal club
Tuesday: Microbiology (only 1 class, can you believe it?)
Wed, Thurs, Fri: Clinical with weekend shifts, evenings weekends and beginning specialty rotations. Everything else the same.
And so on and so on and so on.
First few times in the OR were OK, the CRNAs hold your hand and the MDAs haven't started telling you you are worthless yet. Good experience because as your Phar teacher tells you about the purple gas you get to turn on the Isoflurane vaporizer. It is pretty good experience. I've done my 1st year and have done close to 300 cases and intubated over 175 people already. So I can apply theory to practice a bit.
Not claiming to be good or anything yet but I do know which end of the larygoscope to put in the patients' mouth.