Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at StanfordUniversity School of Medicine
Outstanding contribution and commitment, Indonesia Society of Obstetric
Anesthesia and Indonesian Society of Regional Anesthesia (2010)
The H. B. Fairley, MBBS, Teaching excellence award, Department of
Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009)
Stanford Anesthesia Teaching Scholar, Anesthesia Department, Stanford
University School of Medicine (2009)
Honorarium Member, Paranaense Society of Anesthesiology (2008)
The Paradigm Shift of Anesthesiology Training after the COVID-19
Anesthesiologists have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic as airway, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Perioperative Medicine specialists. At most Academic Anesthesiology Programs, trainees account for a significant proportion of their workforce. Although COVID-19 has perturbed Graduate Medical Education (GME) in all specialties, hands-on disciplines (including Anesthesiology) have been affected the most.
It is our hope that this pandemic, despite its many costs, has provided an avenue of rapid growth in Anesthesiology training. Engaging online learning environments may supplant the banal slide presentation. System-level committee participation and the structured wellness of our trainees may remain central foci of residency training. Our trainees are uniquely positioned to lead in this pandemic (and the next). Training programs have responded broadly to the stresses of COVID-19, and these actions should serve as guides for needed national standards and objectives that will guide the future of Anesthesiology training.