Introduction Last Updated:28/11/11
Department of Anesthesiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the largest departments, which has over the years expanded from a nuclear family to a large joint family. The department was set up in 1956 under the leadership of Col. G.C. Tandon. Following his retirement in 1970, Prof. G.R. Gode took over and after his retirement in 1988, the department is currently running under the leadership of Prof. Chandralekha.
Over the years, along with the development of medical sciences, the department has set up its own high standards in patient care, education and research. All clinical departments are anchored to this specialty. Residents join this department from various parts of the country as well as from abroad. The department follows an integrated approach and standard protocols for patient care, education and research.
Postgraduate course (MD) is of three years duration and includes a thesis. Selection of junior residents for postgraduates course is made twice a year i.e. in January and July. No diploma course is available for this specialty. A total of 34 junior residents are presently pursuing their MD in this department. Apart from regular seats sponsored candidates from different states are also allowed to join the course. The selection is based on an all-India entrance examination.
A total of 24 senior residents are working in the Department .
All post graduates are rotated in all surgical specialties, Intensive Care and clinics. The department has fixed guidelines for anesthetic procedures to be undertaken and the curriculum planning for the junior residents.
Thesis is essential for partial fulfillment for the final examination. All junior residents take part in the Didactic teaching activities regularly. The activities are for 4 days a week, which includes seminars, journal clubs, case discussion, tutorials etc. This is in addition to daily teaching activity based on the cases conducted in the operation theatres & Intensive Care Unit.
Senior Residents are also rotated in all specialties except in cardiothoracic centre and Rotary Cancer Centre. They also actively take part in all academic and research activities. They are posted in village for 2 months.
The department runs Pre Anesthesia Clinic on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 -5 pm in Room no 5054 . Pain Clinic is run in the afternoons of every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the 7th floor of OPD block. In the pain clinic facilities for various modalities of pain therapy viz. regional blocks, neurolytic block, TENS, Acupuncture, Acupulsor etc. are available.
National & International conferences, workshops and continuous medical education programmes are organized by the department regularly.