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The Obstetric Anesthesiology Department is committed to training our fellow to become a leader and educator in the field of obstetric anesthesiology in order to provide the safest and most clinically relevant care to our parturients. During this 12 month fellowship, the fellow will spend 7 months gaining experience on the Labor and Delivery Unit providing care with a focus on high risk cases. The 3 month research rotation will be completed throughout the year with 2 days/week dedicated to research during the LD months. There will also be 2 week rotations on our Maternal-Fetal-Medicine service and in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our program offers a broad clinical experience as well as involvement in scholarly activities, simulations, education of residents and quality improvement projects.
Our fellow is exposed to a diverse patient population with a significant portion of these being high risk parturients. Our 13 bed labor and delivery unit is staffed by an in house anesthesiologist 24/7. We have 7 fellowship trained OB anesthesiologists that participate in the fellows daily clinical experience. The fellow will interact with the residents and medical students, assisting with the management of the unit and providing formal and informal educational sessions. The fellow participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds, a high risk consultation service, fetal surgeries, non-obstetric surgeries in pregnancy and high risk deliveries. Fellows are not required to do in-house call but are always included in interesting cases that occur at night or on the weekends.
Fellows will participate in a 2-week maternal fetal medicine rotation. This involves attending daily clinical and teaching rounds with the MFM attending, fellow and residents. They will attend the MFM clinic, review interesting cases and develop peripartum treatment plans for complicated patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
The neonatal rotation is a 2-week period where the fellow has hands on experience improving their neonatal resuscitation skills. Prior to the start of the rotation the fellow will become NRP certified. This rotation is a great opportunity to enhance the team approach and collegiality with our neonatal team.