Chair & Program Director: Robert M. Craft, MD
In partnership with The University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, the Department of Anesthesiology offers a unique experience both clinically and educationally. During the 18-month fellowship, the physician will practice clinically in addition to being enrolled in the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program. This program is a preeminent, nationally ranked degree program exclusively for physicians seeking leadership, management and business skills.
2. Clinical Experience and Training
The Perioperative Medicine fellow will gain experience in learning to supervise providers and move toward expertise in medical direction supervision and management at a Level I Trauma Center. The fellow will be required to complete approximately 45 hours of clinical work per week, in addition to the 15-20 hours per week focused on requirements for the PEMBA program. The fellow will not work nights and weekends, nor will they take call during the duration of the program.
As part of the PEMBA program curriculum, the fellow will complete an Organizational Action Project. The purpose of this exercise is to design a project that will improve both patient and organizational outcomes, with deliverables scheduled throughout the year. The fellow will present the finished product to the department at the of the training program.
4. Clinical and Managerial Consultations
1. Pre-Anesthesia Testing
2. OR Management/Practice Management
3. Hospital Services
5. Patient Safety/QI
6. Ambulatory and Out of OR Procedures
7. Pain Management
8. Perioperative Medical Management
The Perioperative Medicine fellow is expected to attend the department's weekly conference held on Wednesday mornings, but is also encouraged to attend additional resident lectures as scheduling permits. The fellow will also be scheduled to present their Organizational Action Project to the department near the end of the training program.
The Perioperative Medicine fellow is expected to regularly engage in teaching residents, medical students and student nurse anesthetists utilizing the Socratic Method. In addition to attending conferences, the fellow is required to prepare and present a minimum of one resident lecture per academic year.
The Department of Anesthesiology will support travel to The Washington Campus' Health Care Policy course, or equivalent, during the first six months of training.
At the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (UTCAMS), physicians, students, and other members of the healthcare team attain not only improvement in individual skills, but also learn and practice team skills that are essential for patient safety. This type of multi-faceted, orchestrated training improves critical thinking, decision making, and clinical techniques - all without imparting risk to a real patient. Discover how the UTCAMS is enhancing the learning of our anesthesiology residents and nurse anesthetists:
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