IU School of Medicine



The student will be exposed to a wide variety of pain management patients and anesthesia experiences. The student will be exposed to: 1. surgical anesthesia; 2. outpatient pain management patients; and 3. post-surgical pain management patients.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Gene Grove, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the patho-physiology of acute and chronic pain (MK3)
  • 2) Manage acute pain (PC1)
  • 3) Formulate a treatment plan for chronic pain (PC3)
  • 4) Participate in the management of surgical anesthesia (PC1)
  • 5) Do pre- and post-surgical assessments (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of participation in patient cases and pre-post-surgical assessments. Students will be asked to give oral presentations on patho-physiology objectives and management and treatment plans for patients. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None