Stanford Anesthesiology: Management of Perioperative Services Fellowship

Stanford Anesthesiology: Management of Perioperative Services Fellowship


[MUSIC PLAYING] I want to tell you a little
bit about the management of perioperative
services fellowship that we offer here at Stanford. It’s one of the more unique
and innovative programs in the Department of
Anesthesia at Stanford. The fellowship was
started in 1996, and we’ve had about
25 fellows since then. One of the most
frequent questions I get is, what’s the curriculum
for the fellows. And what we’ve
learned over the years is that each fellow
has a unique background and training and interests. So each fellow’s experience
is quite different. Some people are interested in
learning about O.R. management and we spend a lot
of time talking about how to schedule
cases accurately or how to allocate O.R.
time in an efficient manner. On the other hand,
some fellows are more interested in
information technology, and those fellows might take a
course at the business school or work in a project to improve
the electronic medical record in the operating room. Other fellows have
been interested in quality improvement, and
having worked on QI projects and taking courses
related to quality. The fellowship is 12
months and consists of three main components. The first is a
seminar series where we have an invited speaker
who has an important role outside of the clinic
or the operating room– related to business
or management– to share their story
and provide a role model for what fellows can aspire to. The second component
of the curriculum is courses that fellows
audit on campus, and those could be at the
business school or the law school or the design school. And typically, the fellows
will audit one or two classes and provide some real
terrific classroom learning as part of the fellowship. And then the third
component of the fellowship are one or two projects
that the fellow develops over the year related
to their area of interest. Fellows spend one day in
the operating room working as an attending to develop their
clinical skills, which is also very important for the
year after residency when fellows do this fellowship. We have had Fellows
who are mid-career, who are interested in switching
into a non-clinical role, and that has worked
out well as well. I look forward to meeting
you and please contact me with any questions. Thank you. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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