Each RA&APM Fellow must participate in academic activity. Starting approximately six week into the fellowship year, each fellow is given one weekly academic day to facilitate their academic activities. The academic day varies each week. Fellows have the opportunity to choose from several academic tracks or submit a self-designed proposal to the Director of the Fellowship and the Director of Anesthesiology.
- Bio-Ethics: This academic track requires fellows to attend bio-ethics committee meetings, assist in drafting policies, and participate in relevant external courses to sharpen their understanding of bio-ethics in anesthesia practice.
- Global Health: This academic track involves work with the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management’s Global Health Initiative, providing sustainable medical education and training to anesthesia providers. Fellows will provide care on humanitarian missions, design curriculum, and teach anesthesia techniques abroad.
- History: The history academic track consists of the creation and development of a historically-relevant project that includes research, survey creation and analysis, interviews and communications with relevant parties, and manuscript development.
- Informatics: This academic track helps enhance the Department’s use of EPIC, our electric record system by working with EPIC super users, attending departmental EPIC committee meetings. The Informatics academic track may require travel to Wisconsin to participate in the EPIC Physician Builders’ Program.
- Integrative Medicine: This academic track requires fellows to apply for certification in acupuncture, or another complimentary alternative medicine modality, such as herbal certification or ayurvedic medicine, and complete a required reading list before they graduate the Fellowship. This academic track will also require the design and submission of a research proposal or creation a clinical pathway relative to the alternative medicine modality and will hone his/her new skills under supervision on their academic day.
- Value Curriculum: The Value Curriculum academic track will complete introductory modules from the ACP-AAIM High Value Care Curriculum before the start of the fellowship. These fellows create timelines to map cost and quality drivers and evaluate clinical decisions. Fellows within this academic track will attend periodic value conferences throughout the year.
Note: If a fellow opts for an academic track that requires travel, that travel will count as his/her clinical elective.
Fellows may opt to participate in departmental or collaborative research as their academic activity, or, in addition to one of the academic tracks. All fellows will be sent a list of current and planned research protocols a few months before the start of their fellowship.
Fellows can further individualize their time at HSS by choosing a clinical elective to supplement their clinical and didactic experience. Clinical electives are optional, but encouraged.
- If a fellow participates in an academic track that includes travel, that is considered the fellow’s clinical elective and they may not choose another.
- Any elective must be pre-approved by the Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management.
- For any elective requiring travel, the fellow must submit a proposed budget for the elective to the Director.
- Elective time is limited to two weeks (a maximum of 10 workdays) but may be less than two weeks.
- Fellows choosing any elective that requires travel are asked to work one Saturday OR, without compensation, to help defray expenses.
- Two weeks at Paracelsus University in Salzburg, which includes clinical work and presentation of a lecture
- One additional week on the Acute Pain Service
- One week’s Observership with the Interventional Pain Management Team
- One week’s experience with the Critical Care Team
- One to two weeks medical mission/volunteerism opportunity (see Global Health Track)
- One week (five days) of non-clinical time dedicated to academic/research activities
- One to two weeks as an observer at another regional anesthesia/acute pain medicine program
- One week in Copenhagen attending an advanced course in Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)
Fellows may also submit a proposal for a self-designed elective to the Director.
Questions: Please contact Mary Hargett, Director of Education and Clinical Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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