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Department of Anesthesiology

Curriculum

Master
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The following is the curriculum details for the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program:

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Clinical Rotations

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The obstetric anesthesia fellow will complete clinical rotations at Ben Tab Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine which includes the labor and delivery unit and the obstetric operating rooms. There is also a one month rotation at Texas Children’s Hospital where the fellow provides anesthesia for fetal surgery cases in the Pavilion for Women, Texas Children's and neonatal cases at the main Texas Children's Hospital location. The fellow gets to participate in the multidisciplinary conferences for every fetal surgery case during the month of rotation at Texas Children's.

The fellow assumes direct patient care with a focus on complex high –risk and critically parturients including peripartum care. The fellow participates in multi-disciplinary rounds whenever need arises, evaluates high-risk patients and coordinates consultation with other appropriate services which include Maternal Fetal Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Hematology and Critical Care Medicine. The fellow will also supervise and teach medical students, residents and student nurses anesthetists.

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Didactics

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The follow participates in resident lectures and attends a fellow level lecture with the Maternal Fetal Medicine fellow or sometimes with a member of the faculty with expertise in obstetric anesthesia. The fellow will attend the fetal heart rate course discussed by the MFM faculty. In addition, the fellows will participate in Grand Round conferences which include: Quality Assurance, case conferences, departmental and simulation in airway management skills. The fellow also gets to participate in the SOAP webinars offered monthly. The fellow is required to have ACLS certification and Neonatal resuscitation certification.

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Research

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The fellow has three months of protected research time for pursing research and other academic interest: Baylor College of Medicine has classes related to research topics (e.g., study design, implementation, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation) which are open to fellows. The fellow under the mentorship of the faculty, will design, implement, and publish an abstract on at least one research project.