"Discovering Anesthesia Subspecialties"
Saturday, September 22, 2012
This was an exciting opportunity for medical students to experience the interdisciplinary nature of the field of anesthesiology with a variety of lectures and hands-on workshops by prominent California anesthesiologists, and the opportunity to network with California residency programs. The symposium was a great success with 77 participating medical students, representing 26 medical schools in 15 states.
Under the leadership of the our department, the UCI Medical Education Simulation Center was approved as a MOCA Simulation Site for board certified Anesthesiologists seeking to maintain their certification. The center was endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network (SEN) as meeting the standards to provide high-quality simulation for the PART IV of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA® (Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia). We are the 2nd center in Southern California out of 5 other centers to be given this prestigious status. The center is the first of all the University of California centers to receive CME approval for this activity as well. The simulation course is an immersive session that the ABA recognizes to provide practice performance and improvement for MOCA. The first course date will be announced soon.
H.O.P.E., Healing Optimization in the Perioperative Environment, is launched! Multidisciplinary in nature, our anesthesiologists are working with nursing, other medical specialties, facilities, psychology and hospital administration, to make our patients’ surgical experience less traumatic and lead to better healing. H.O.P.E. is anticipated to increase a patient's overall satisfaction, and improve perioperative staff satisfaction.