The Department of Anesthesiology provides a variety of formal and informal educational opportunities for our team. We believe strongly that diversity in the pursuit of education allows learners to mature in both their professional and personal lives. Through either a supervisory role with residents or working to understand challenging imaging alongside attendings our goal is for our fellows to develop and grow as independent specialists in acute pain and regional anesthesia.

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Didactic Educational Program

A didactic program specifically dedicated to regional anesthesia practice is a core of fellowship training.
In addition to standard lecture and tutorial format content is delivered by simulation, by interdisciplinary conferences, and through an OSCE format. Your future career is also supported by mock oral board preparation.
The regional fellows can deliver a Grand Rounds lecture during fellowship and in addition he/she also can present at the Triangle Regional Meeting (a joint conference with Duke University Regional Anesthesia Division).
The regional fellows can learn and subsequently put into practice modern teaching techniques through the education of junior residents and medical students during the academic year.

Conferences

The department hosts many anesthesiology-specific and multidisciplinary conferences throughout the year including at Kiawah Island. Grand Rounds are held each Wednesday, and often feature visiting faculty from other programs. There is a career development series of lectures for junior faculty and fellows.
We host regional anesthesia workshops where fellows act as course faculty. Attendance at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Spring Meeting is a highlight of the year and the majority of previous fellows have presented at this meeting in the past.

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Library

The library of the Department of Anesthesiology provides excellent educational resources for residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. The Health Sciences Library subscribes to many anesthesiology publications, electronic journals and books plus databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, and ISI Citation Databases. Faculty, staff, and students can access all electronic resources from remote locations. Library staff are available for assistance with literature searches and helpful advice regarding which reference manager software will best suit your needs.