GPR residents participate in a two week Anesthesia rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital and are under the supervision of the Department of Anesthesiology. Residents get experience in establishing IV access, intubation, selection and administration of drugs, pre-operative patient assessment and post-operative managment. They also gain experience in the prevention and treatment of anesthetic emergencies.
Residents are exposed to one week of internal medicine via the Wings Clinic. During this time the resident learns to take appropriate medical histories and perform phsyical examinations. They also evaluate and interpret laboratory results and are able to interpret and manage common medical emergencies.
This rotation is based in the University of Louisville Hospital Emergency Room under the direction of Emergency Medicine Department faculty. Upon completion of this two week rotation, a resident should be able to anticipate and intervene in a systematic emergent event. Also, a resident should have the ability to treat or refer appropriately emergencies related to the maxillofacial region. Participation in this rotation requires the resident to work shifts outside the normal 8 to 5 workday.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The GPR resident is on the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service for a total of 8 weeks through out the year. Residents are involved in evaluating and diagnosing acute or chronic dental pathology, understanding the principles and techniques of dentoalveolar surgery and are able to manage complications. Residents perform simple and surgical extractions of erupted teeth, impacted third molars, pre-prosthetic surgery and soft tissue biopsies. Residents also go to the Operating room to observe a wide variety of OMFS cases. The Chief resident (OMFS) is responsible for the resident's schedule while on the OMFS service.
Ryan White Community Service
The Ryan White Community based Dental Partnership Grant is part of a federal program to provide access to healthcare for people with HIV/AIDS. The Residents increase their knowledge of how HIV infection effects oral health and are able to manage the oral complications.