Chair

Timothy M. Bittenbinder, M.D.

Education

The elective clerkships offered by the Department of Anesthesiology are designed to provide an introductory experience in the practice of anesthesiology. The two-week, third-year elective introduces the student to basic principles of anesthetic care in the operating room under supervision of a senior staff anesthesiologist or resident. The student gains practical experience with airway management, including endotracheal intubation. The four-week, fourth-year elective attempts to familiarize the student with the breadth of clinical anesthesiology. Through a lecture series and daily operating room experience, the student is introduced to the preoperative evaluation, anesthetic management and postoperative care of surgical patients. Emphasis is given to the pharmacology and practical use of common general and local anesthetic agents, management concepts of mechanical ventilation and essentials of fluid and transfusion therapy. Further experience in anesthesia subspecialty areas, including obstetric anesthesia and pain management, are provided.

Anesthesiology GME

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
The Texas A&M Health Science Center - College of Medicine
Scott & White Hospital
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Academic Offices

Phone: (254) 724-2408
Fax: (254) 724-7527
Email: cdelarosa@sw.org