Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine >> Education >> Fellowship in Perioperative Quality & Patient Safety

Fellowship Training Program:
Fellowship in
Perioperative Quality & Patient Safety

Description

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.

Clinical Experience

  • As per standard Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine practice for faculty fellows
  • 2 days/week as attending in OR at Harborview Medical Center with additional specified call commitment
  • Curriculum Outline

Application Process

The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Application for Faculty Fellowship
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
  • Three current reference letters, including one from the residency program director or current director
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of anesthesia degree (if applicable)
  • Current medical license
  • USMLE all three steps
  • ECFMG documentation (if applicable)
  • Documentation supporting citizenship status (if applicable)

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Baya D. Walls
Faculty Fellowship Program Assistant
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington, Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540

phone: 206-221-3017 / fax: 206-543-2958
e-mail: anesfell@u.washington.edu


Fellowship Director

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Monica Vavilala, MD
Professor & Interim Vice-Chair of Clinical Research Director of Faculty Fellowships
Dept Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics;
Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery;
Interim Director, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC)

Email: vavilala@u.washington.edu

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