Articles  |   October 2018
The 2018-19 ASA Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program
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Articles   |   October 2018
The 2018-19 ASA Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program
ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 64-66.
ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 64-66.
The ASA Committee on Global Humanitarian Outreach (GHO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship program! This program, which started in 2015, is designed to send U.S. CA-3 anesthesiology residents to a low-resource setting for a one-month rotation. The residents are embedded within an anesthesiology department in a hospital to allow them to experience the challenges of delivering safe anesthesia in a low-resource setting, to understand what it is like to be a patient and an anesthesia provider in a low-resource setting, and to see the challenges of anesthesia education around the world. Residents work alongside local anesthesia providers, trainees and other health care providers to experience what 5 billion of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants experience every day: limited access to safe surgery and safe anesthesia. The deaths that result from lack of safe surgery and safe anesthesia exceed those caused by HIV, TB and Malaria combined. After the Lancet Commission’s landmark report on Global Surgery 2030, it has become widely recognized that safe surgery requires safe administration of anesthesia and that there is only a fraction of the required number of trained anesthesia providers in many countries. Education and training of anesthesia providers around the world are critical elements that are needed in order to meet current and future surgical needs.
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