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Perioperative Medicine Program Fellowship | The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Anesthesiology

Perioperative Medicine Program Fellowship



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The program combines weekly online interactive instruction with four one-week long residence periods on campus at the business school. An Organizational Action Project is included with additional details listed below. The PEMBA program is designed for immediate impact and significant return on investment (ROI). The PEMBA program champions a robust alumni network with over 650 physicians from fifty states and ten countries and is the longest running and most highly respected physician-only MBA. Twenty-five hours of CME credits are included after completion of the program. No entrance exams or business prerequisites required.

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 expected to average 40-45 hours of clinical work per week, in addition to the 15-20 hours per week focused on clinical enrichment activities and requirements for the PEMBA program. The fellow will not have any weekend or night clinical responsibilities, nor will they take call during the duration of the program.

Perioperative Research and Academics

As part of the PEMBA program curriculum, the fellow will complete an Organizational Action Project (OAP). 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 end of the training program. Additionally, the fellow will participate in other perioperative research and quality improvement initiatives as able through guidance and assistance with ongoing resident projects.

Clinical Enrichment Activities and Consultations

Perioperative Medical Management

Perioperative Ultrasonography

OR and Practice Management

Hospital Services

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Ambulatory and Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)

Multimodal Pain Management

Leadership Development and Advocacy Training

Advanced Medical Simulation


Didactics and Teaching

The fellow is expected to attend the department's weekly grand rounds conference, and is also encouraged to attend additional resident lectures as scheduling permits. Additionally, the fellow is expected to engage in intraoperative teaching of residents, medical students, and student nurse anesthetists utilizing the Socratic Method of teaching. Also, the fellow will be expected to provide at minimum one resident lecture per academic year on Perioperative Medicine.

National and Regional Conference

The Department of Anesthesiology will support travel to The Washington Campus' Health Care Policy course, or an equivalent conference, during the fellowship program. Additionally, the fellow is encouraged to present their Organizational Action Project (OAP) at any relevant national/regional conference where accepted.


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