The Anesthesiology Service provides pre, intra, and post-anesthesia support for patients throughout the hospital. Students requesting this elective ordinarily require very close supervision because of the feeling that one can learn better by "doing" in this specialty. The student will be exposed to the role of the anesthesiologist in these areas; the preoperative evaluation of patients for anesthesia; the management of the unconscious patient; and post-anesthesia support of vital functions. The student will attend and/or participate in all of the didactic portion of the anesthesia residency training program during the rotation.