Committees  |   May 2013
Committee on Academic Anesthesiology: Securing the Future
Author Affiliations
  • Neal H. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
    Committee on Academic Anesthesiology
Article Information
Education / CPD / Quality Improvement / Committees
Committees   |   May 2013
Committee on Academic Anesthesiology: Securing the Future
ASA Monitor 05 2013, Vol.77, 48-49.
ASA Monitor 05 2013, Vol.77, 48-49.
The Committee on Academic Anesthesiology serves as the formal liaison between ASA and academic departments. While many other groups address issues of importance to the academic community, the committee is charged with defining ways in which the academic departments and ASA can collaborate to ensure that we are educating anesthesiologists with the appropriate skills and training to fulfill the needs of our patients and support basic science and clinical research to advance clinical practice.
The committee addresses a number of issues of importance to both the educational programs and the specialty as a whole. Some of the topics under discussion by the committee include the challenges associated with balancing clinical, educational and research roles within an academic department, the need for faculty mentoring and leadership training, and ways to address the request to develop educational programs to support anesthesiologists returning to practice. Since one of the most important roles for academic departments is to provide outstanding training to prepare anesthesia residents for careers in anesthesiology, this overview will address some of the changes taking place in resident education and the potential impact these changes might have on the future of the specialty.
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