St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Medical Office Building
44555 Woodward Avenue, Suite 306
Pontiac, MI 48341

This department offers medical students a program in anesthesiology comprised of individual instruction in the operating room and a series of regularly scheduled seminars. The major objectives of study in this field include the acquisition of skills and knowledge related to: airway management, including endotracheal intubation; lumbar puncture and spinal anesthesia; monitoring of anesthetized patients; pharmacology of anesthetic agents and other drugs related to anesthesia; preoperative evaluation and preparation of a patient for anesthesia and surgery; physiology of the perioperative period; respiratory therapy including management of patients who require prolonged ventilator care; management of acute drug intoxication; and the management of  pain. A one-month elective in anesthesiology  is offered to medical students during their junior or senior year.