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Regional Fellowship

Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

The fellowship is a mixture of both clinical experience and clinically oriented research.  We are a busy regional practice in a tertiary medical center at the largest hospital in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Fellows receive a broad exposure and will become proficient to numerous types of blocks.  We utilize both nerve-stimulator and ultrasound-guided approaches to peripheral nerve blocks.  We have a strong emphasis on continuous catheter infusions and a sizable home infusion patient population following ambulatory surgery.  The fellows are instrumental in the education and overseeing of anesthesiology residents during their regional rotation.

The goals and objectives of a regional anesthesia fellowship are to train a fellow in techniques of regional anesthesia.  Regional anesthesia is an intricate part of the practice of anesthesiology.  Numerous surveys have emphasized the need for enhancing teaching of regional anesthesia in anesthesiology training programs.  There currently remains a major deficiency in regional anesthesia training in such programs.  One reason for the training deficiency is due to the lack of personnel appropriately trained in regional anesthesia techniques to act as mentors or instructors.  The goals of this regional anesthesia fellowship are to provide this much needed expertise.

It is anticipated that any fellow completing our program would be in high demand for an academic appointment at any teaching institution and if they so choose, highly recruited in the private sector as others are recognizing the important role of regional anesthesia.

Approximate Salary: $112,850 plus benefits.  The first three months are 100% as a fellow.  October through June, the fellow will function as a Junior Faculty two days/week (40%) and three days/week  (60%) as a fellow.

Prerequisite: Board eligible/Board certified Anesthesiologist accepted into the Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

Application Requirements
Curriculum Vitae
Personal Statement
ITE scores
USMLE scores 
Completion of ACGME approved anesthesiology residency
KS active medical license and DEA (prior to beginning fellowship program)
Three (3) letters of recommendation: Anesthesiology residency Program Director at your training institution and two (2) from faculty at your training institution

Please send all application information to:
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship - Tiffany Dempsey
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160

Application Deadline: open until position is filled

Last modified: Oct 11, 2018
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director:
John Bracken, MD

Fellowship Coordinator:
Tiffany Dempsey

Available Positions:
2 (2019 - 2020)

Application Due Date:
Open until position is filled