On April 5th, 2012, the Faculty Fellowship Seminar's focus was on "Work in Progress". This seminar was dedicated to faculty fellows presenting and discussing their academic projects, which is a requirement of the faculty fellowship. Clinician and basic scientists provided feedback and mentorship to faculty fellows for their projects in an informal and supportive environment. Faculty Fellows Lizbeth Martin, Kate Gentry and Darwin Viernes gave oral presentations on their projects, which was followed by a question and answer session. The second half of the seminar consisted of breaking into groups and discussing their projects with their peers and group facilitators. This night was definitely about brainstorming and solutions to help create the perfect project.
On December 1, 2011, the faculty fellowship program held its quarterly Faculty Fellowship Seminar. The topic presented was "Careers in Anesthesiology". The night included guest speakers Dr. Karen Souter speaking about what makes a good teacher; Dr. Gordon Leftenant, who broadened our horizons on the importance of physicians going into private practice being fellowship trained; Dr. Monica Vavilala, explaining how one can practice medicine and science at the same time; and, last but not least, Dr. Debra Schwinn, who shared what an anesthesiology chair wants from her faculty. (Their presentations are available in pdf.)
Overall, the night was filled with good food, company and a wealth of information.