Medical Students

Summer Preceptorship

The Anesthesiology Summer Precpetorship allows students the chance to work side by side with anesthesiology residents and faculty in the main operating rooms at the Chandler Medical Center, Center for Advanced Surgery, as well as Shriners Hospital. The preceptorship is available to all University of Kentucky College of Medicine Students finishing their second year in Spring 2018. It is a great experience for all medical students regardless of future career interests.

Preceptorship Dates:

  • Spring 2018 dates TBA
  • 0700-1430 hours, Monday through Friday (35 hrs per wk/flexible)

Preceptorship Objectives:

  • Become skilled in airway management
  • Learn pertinent issues in pre-anesthetic evaluation
  • Perform a simple general anesthetic with supervision
  • Experience applications of cardiac physiology
  • Learn about obstetric analgesia
  • Become familiar with concepts in acute and chronic pain management
  • Effectively utilize invasive monitors
  • Have fun

Several lectures are scheduled throughout the four weeks for Preceptorship students.

Sample didactic sessions include:

  • Airway Management
  • Anesthesia Equipment
  • Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation
  • Invasive and Non-Invasive Monitors, PAC and TEE Monitoring
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Basics of Neuro
  • Patient Simulator

How to apply:

Information on how to apply will be sent out in the first part of January via an email from the Medical Student Coordinator. Application materials are submitted to Dr. Dung Nguyen.

Comments from former summer preceptorship students:

“This was a wonderful experience that I am very grateful to have been given an opportunity to participate in. I feel like I’ll be steps ahead of my other 3rd year colleagues.”

“This preceptorship was extremely successful in exposing me to the field of anesthesia as well as reinforcing key concepts that were learned during the basic science years. It was also exciting to learn various clinical skills such as intubation, mask ventilation, and IV placement. I would highly recommend this to anyone regardless of whether they were considering anesthesiology as a career.”

For more information contact Dr. Dung Nguyen at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.