The UNC Department of Anesthesiology offers many educational opportunities in a variety of formats. Fellows will have a comprehensive educational curriculum through hands-on experience, lectures, conferences, self-learning, simulation, problem-based learning discussions, and journal clubs. Fellows will participate in and lead discussions. The obstetric anesthesia faculty member assigned to labor and delivery will be present to help facilitate the daily discussion.
- Anesthesiology Departmental Grand Rounds/Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held on Wednesday mornings from 7:00am-8:00am. The fellow will have the opportunity to present at one of two obstetric anesthesia sponsored grand rounds.
- OB-GYN Departmental Conferences: Obstetric anesthesia fellows are expected to attend relevant OB-GYN Departmental Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality conferences on Wednesday afternoons.
Computer Workspace and Library
All fellows have ready access to intradepartmental, campus-wide and Internet computer facilities to assist with literature searches, research activities, lecture presentations, and self-paced programmed education. The obstetric anesthesia office is equipped with multiple computers and ample desk space. Rotation goals and objectives, educational material, pertinent journal articles and clinical guidelines can be found on MedHub. Computer facilities are available 24 hours a day to allow fellows free access to the latest methods of education in anesthesia. In addition, the fellow has designated workspace close to the labor and delivery unit.
The department has collaborated with the UNC Health Sciences Library to develop the Sugioka Library and Educational Resource Center. The “electronic” library provides access to all major English language Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Obstetric and Pain Medicine journals and electronic textbooks. Links from this page and others from our website allows access to multiple educational resources including PubMed, Cochrane Library, MD consult and Up To Date. Our physical Anesthesia Library maintains a set of core text books, multiple computer stations and comfortable reading areas. The Health Sciences Library is located in close proximity to the UNC hospitals complex. Electronic journals and books and databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, ISI Citation Databases, BIOSIS, PsychINFO, eFacts, and Lexi-Comp are available anywhere on campus. Faculty, staff, and students can access almost all electronic resources from home.