The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine offers a 16-month fellowship in the field of perioperative quality and patient safety. Emphasis will be placed on the current and future directions of science behind quality and patient safety initiatives, to promote systematic, academically rigorous approach to the subject. The curriculum is centered on a selected, high-impact, patient safety and/or quality improvement project in which the fellow serves a leadership role, working closely with UW Medicine leaders to complete a project aligning with UW Medicine's mission, and ideally one sharing relevance for the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine. Recognizing that the success of any quality/patient safety initiative requires a thorough understanding of the overall health care delivery system, the fellowship integrates many pertinent principles of health economics, health care system management, outcomes measurement, compliance, and health informatics. To gain the needed knowledge and skills to complete the project at the core of the fellowship, the fellow will develop further expertise in quality and patient safety principles by attending essential lecture courses, seminars with faculty, informal faculty discussions, self-study, and participating in key committee meetings across UW Medicine.
The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:
phone: 206-221-3017 / fax: 206-543-2958
Monica Vavilala, MD