More than two dozen Weill Cornell Medical College students turned out to Archbold Commons to take turns performing ultrasound procedures on a volunteer and using a simulator to practice nerve blocks.
The hands-on workshop, held December 18, was designed to give first-year medical students exposure to the specialty of anesthesiology.
“I like to introduce medical students to what we do, because they often don’t get a lot of exposure to the field of anesthesia in medical school,” said Dr. Michael Akerman, an assistant professor of clinical anesthesiology, who led the workshop. CA-2 resident Dr. John Rubin also served as an instructor, and Khoi Nguyen, a student in the class of 2022, helped organize the event.
“I love the fresh perspective of engaging with medical students,” Dr. Akerman added.