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RN Anesthetist Student Rotation

In 2008 Berkshire Medical Center became an American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)-approved clinical site for graduate students enrolled in the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at Albany Medical College. Under the direct supervision of the attending anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist staff, junior and senior students develop the clinical skills necessary to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based anesthesia care. Students gain proficiency in administering all types of anesthesia in a variety of surgical and obstetric settings in effort to fulfill the requirements set forth by the AANA Council of Accreditation.

Comments from our recent graduates:

  • "BMC has an excellent and experienced staff and supportive teaching environment. The clinical faculty are open to providing immediate feedback."
  • "BMC offers a wide variety of clinical experiences and encourages the use different techniques and equipment."
  • "Very nice staff and operating rooms with a great variety of cases. I would seriously consider working there."

In addition to their clinical education, students are encouraged to attend monthly departmental in-services. They are provided with on-campus housing equipped with wireless internet service, as well as instruction and access to the electronic medical record and the OmniCell automated drug delivery system. To enhance their didactic educational component, students are also provided with 24 hour access to the Berkshire Medical Center's Health science Library. In addition to Interlibrary Loan services, computer access and instruction is available with online catalog search engines such as PubMed, CINAHL, and ExpertConsult.

For more information, visit the web site of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program at Albany Medical College.

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