The Regional Anesthesia Fellowship training program is a one-year, non-accredited program that combines regional anesthesia, ambulatory anesthesia and general anesthesia practice. The fellow is assigned to the regional service three days per week, where expertise will be gained in:
- Upper and lower extremity and plexus nerve blocks
- Trunkal blocks
- Central neuraxial blocks
- Peripheral Nerve Catheters
- Nerve stimulation techniques
- Ultrasound techniques
- Intra-operative management of regional anesthesia
- Acute pain procedures
- Management of acute postoperative pain
- Round with the Acute Pain Service
The fellow will assume the role of junior faculty for general anesthesia cases in the main operating room one day each week, and will take over night call in the main operating room one day each month. The remaining days will be dedicated to teaching and performing regional procedures and helping manage the ambulatory surgery center.
On a daily basis, fellows will participate in our regional keywords conference. On a weekly basis, fellows will participate in our case conferences. One day each week, fellows are responsible for a lecture to residents and interns on the Acute Pain Service, and will furthermore routinely teach hands-on, ultrasound-guided techniques to residents on the Acute Pain Rotation. Fellows will provide monthly Journal Club lectures, present articles under the supervision of an attending anesthesiologist and finally, attend our CME-accredited Spring Regional Anesthesia Workshop.
Fellows will be expected to complete an academic project and present it at a regional or national conference. Opportunities for clinical research and other scholarly activity are abundant and will be tailored to the interests of the fellow.