Our clinical electives provide our Fellows with a unique opportunity to enhance their training experience. Ranging from additional experience with our Acute Pain Service Team to medical missions and volunteerism, we offer a wide variety of elective paths.
Any elective must be pre-approved by the Director, Dr. Liguori. Elective time is limited[MH1] to two weeks or a maximum of 10 work days. Fellows choosing an elective that requires travel are asked to work one Saturday OR, without compensation, to help defray expenses. Fellows may submit a proposal for a self-designed elective to Dr. Liguori for consideration.
Previous elective options have included:
All Fellows must participate in academic activity. They may focus their academic activity at HSS in many areas including clinical research, historical research, co-authoring review articles, writing book chapters and creating curricula for sustainable missions.
The Fellowship also provides specific scholarly tracks – including global health, informatics, anesthesia history, and bioethics.
Fellows are contacted prior to the Fellowship and provided with a listing of suggested academic activity and tracks. They may then consult with their assigned Faculty Advisor or a member of the Department’s Educational Leadership Team to discuss options. Fellows applying for specific tracks will be interviewed by the Attending Staff leading those initiatives before selections are made.