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The fellowship program is a structured program with focus on enhancing competency in crisis resource management and prepare ‘Crisis Leaders in Anesthesiology’. It serves to bridge the gap between CanMEDS roles and the competency of crisis leadership. The other equally important focus is on nurturing a fellow to become a simulation master in creating an immersive, safe learning environment through simulation-based medical education. The fellows are awarded with the certificate of Simulation Master & Crisis Leader in Anesthesiology after successful completion of training and the exit exam.
The key objectives for the fellows are:
1. Describe the principles of adult learning theories in relation to simulation-based education, experiential learning and reflective practice8-10
2. Describe the principles of crisis resource management, non-technical skills and their relevance to human factors and critical event management in Anesthesiology.
3. Describe the swiss cheese model of accident causation and apply the knowledge in constructing a safe environment of perioperative patient care.
4. Distinguish multimodal simulation methodologies and identify scenario specific utility.
5. Demonstrate scenario writing skills and effective debriefing skills in order to facilitate a safe learning environment with enhanced learner engagement in a simulation-based exercise.
6. Provide anesthetic management of patients including preoperative assessment and postoperative acute pain management for various specialities and sub-specialities under supervision.
7. Attain competency in simulation-based training and critical events management following Miller’s stages of ‘knows’ and ‘knows how’ to ‘shows how’ and ‘does’.
8. Design modules of critical events in peri-operative clinical areas based on I-CARE model (Identify problem -Call for help- Assess patient -Review plan -Execute plan).
9. Organize and conduct simulation-based learning activities for anesthesia residents in collaboration with the Residency Program and Simulation Program.
10. Identify areas of clinical improvement and design simulation-based exercise for residents and faculty as a quality improvement tool.
11. Design interprofessional simulation project to influence patient related outcomes
12. Understand the principles of ethics for research on human subject.
13. Conceptualize and develop a simulation-based educational research project with relevance to critical event management. The project would promote outcome-based education.
14. Organize a quarterly online simulation club with focus on recent advances in the science of simulation-based learning and human factors.
15. Disseminate research knowledge in scientific meetings and department rounds.
12 months (involves active training and teachings & includes four weeks’ vacation time and two weeks’ conference leave)
To access the application form use this link PGME Application Page
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PLEASE NOTE: Applications for Fellowships are open for the 2023/2024 year until Sept 30, 2022.
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Simulation & Crisis Management in Anesthesia
Dr. Vandana Vaishnav, MBBS, FRCPC