Elective Report: A European Take on Neuro-Anesthesia

Ambica Parmar. UBCMJ 2012 4(1):22-23.
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ABSTRACT
The LKH-Universitätsklinikum Hospital lies within Graz, Austria, a small city of approximately 250,000 residents. From a North American perspective this is an unrecognized medical university. It has an incredible dedication to teaching and is frequently visited by both European and Asian medical students as a part of their medical training. My opportunity to complete a four-week elective in the Department of Neuro-anesthesia was an invaluable opportunity that improved my understanding of this particular anesthesia subspecialty and the technological advancements specific to it. Unlike the more popular third world electives carried out by many of my peers, the focus of interest was not on the development of underprivileged healthcare systems. Rather, it was on the importance of international collaboration towards the betterment of medical care.
KEYWORDS: anaesthesia, neuro-anaesthesia