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Anesthesia student survival guide


At UC San Diego medical school, third year medical students’ exposure to Anesthesia is often as part of a two-week selective during their surgery rotation. Students are told to read up on Miller or Bareish (not for the faint of heart) to understand the foundational knowledge for the rotation. Fourth year medical students often feel like there should be a concise introductory document to help students before the rotation. This document is to provide a brief introduction to the field of anesthesia and ensure students feel more prepared prior to the rotation. This document is intended to be modified and altered as other students find the information outdated or irrelevant to the Anesthesia rotation.

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