We are pleased to welcome fellows into this year long fellowship during which the fellow will rotate through the major surgical subspecialties provided at our institution. Each rotation is a month in duration and fellows may narrow down their areas of interest during the year.
Rotations may include anesthesia for Spine, Neuro, Hepatobiliary, Vascular, Urology, ENT, Trauma, Plastics, General surgery, Regional anesthesia and Simulation training.
- To become an expert in clinical anesthesia.
- Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management within the various sub specialities.
- To be an independent and excellent clinician.
- To participate in simulation both in creation of scenarios, running the scenarios and debriefing thereafter.
- To undertake at least one research project within a specialty
- To present their work at a national meeting
- To present at Grand Rounds
- To organise teaching rounds
- To learn the fundamentals of conducting basic clinical research.
- Teaching residents, medical students, Anesthesia Assistants, paramedics and nursing staff.
Clinical and research opportunities are also available in various subspecialties and blood bank medicine.
In all subspecialty rotations, Fellows will learn the various anesthetic techniques pertinent to case management, participate in pre-operative anesthetic assessments and consults, participate in postoperative care and pain management, and undertake basic clinical research (including quality assurance), as well as the teaching of residents, medical students and allied health workers.
Many of our patients are higher risk and invaluable experience will be acquired.
Fellows may spend time outside of the operating rooms (OOR) managing patients in the Psychiatry suite, Interventional Radiology suite (IR) and in our stone tract suite (also in the Radiology Dept).
Fellows will be in attendance in the Preoperative assessment clinic as well as seeing patient pre-assessment consults on the ward.
The curriculum also provides for attendance at:
- Neuro-anesthesia, Cardiac and Regional Journal Clubs
- Anesthesia grand rounds
- Critical incident/M &M rounds.
- Visiting Professor monthly rounds.
The fellows are also encouraged to attend additional anesthesiology-related meetings with available financial support.
- 3 days in subspecialty anesthesia,
- 1 day in general clinical anesthesia in independent practice.
- 1 academic day per week in order to prepare lectures or write manuscripts. Research/lectures/presentations will be planned and undertaken during this time.
This schedule will change when in different rotations.
The fellow will meet with Dr. Lennox and Dr. Rieley every 3-4 months and the subspecialty program director at least once a month to review the progress being made during his or her fellowship.
A written summative evaluation is provided to the fellows and reviewed with the program directors at the end of the fellowship year.