Our residency program has two long-standing, well-developed global health opportunities for residents. The first, Project Ear, involved sending 3-4 residents and 2 faculty, 3 times per year to the Dominic Republic to provide anesthetic care and develop a health system in a low resource setting. Our program also is a leader in the No Pain Labor and Delivery Global Health Initiative, a non-profit that focuses on correcting the unnecessarily high cesarean delivery rate and the poor utilization of anesthesia during labor in China. In addition, our program has sponsored residents in seeking additional global health experience including participation in the Society for Education in Anesthesia Health Volunteer Overseas (SEA-HVO) Traveling Fellowship.
We are fortunate to have both the immediate past President of the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA), the Speaker of the House of Delegates of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and several other faculty active in health policy. The Department provides membership for residents in both the OSA and ASA, and continues to support those with an interest in resident component leadership. We have also supported residents in attending the ASA Policy Research Rotation in Washington, DC. With the College of Public Health just a short walk away from the medical center, there is a tremendous opportunity for residents to grow a career in health policy while in our program.
The REsident MilestOne-baseD Educational Learning is a system built from the ground up for our residents to be able to rank which operating rooms they want to work in every day. They can also set an educational objective for each day which is sent to their faculty when room assignments are made to facilitate goal-directed teaching, and formative feedback.
The program offers resources to provide a research track of up to six months devoted to a laboratory or clinical investigation. For the resident who elects this track, it is expected that the result of the investigations will be suitable for presentation at a local, regional or national scientific meeting. The research track generally occurs in the CA-3 year, but at the program director's discretion, may be taken earlier.
In addition to time to complete research, the Department has allocated specific funding to resident research projects including:
- Mandolfino Funds: A resident or clinical fellow trainee and a regular clinical, research track or tenure track faculty member must serve as a Senior Mentor on the study and principal investigator. The proposal should be written by the research-trainee, with supervision from a Senior Mentor. This is intended to provide an early educational experience in clinical investigation and IRB development for the trainee.
- Resident/Fellow Publication Award: Support the costs of publication of resident driven research in peer reviewed journals.
- Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial or Study: can fund up to $30,000 for hypothesis-driven studies.