The Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) is a student run, faculty supervised, interest group with several purposes. It serves to promote Anesthesiology as a specialty as well as an education avenue for medical students to learn more about the specialty. Partially as a result of this exposure among the students, the OU Department of Anesthesiology receives a high status of respect and is prominent during third year rotations, externships and specialty decision making.
The AIG conducts four to five meetings per school year, open to the entire College of Medicine, though mostly attended by first and second year students, due to the schedule conflicts of the third and fourth year. The general format of the meeting is a luncheon provided by the group, with a guest speaker to present about a particular area or concentration of Anesthesiology. In the first meeting, Dr. Pram Chetty gives an introductory presentation to the year, talks on the specialty as a whole, and focuses on academic medicine. Other meetings include private practice physicians, or specialized anesthesiologist. The final meeting of the year is an open forum board of MS4’s who recently matched in Anesthesiology, to answer questions for first, second and third year medical students about the match process.
The 2020-2021 Elected AIG Officers are:
- Co-Presidents: Travis Kaiser and Lindsey Nguyen
- Secretary: Alexandra Hylton
- Treasurer: Parker Allan
- Stuco Rep: Anna Donovan