The department has a number of other priorities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Excellence occurs when individuals from diverse backgrounds come together. With this conviction, our clinical, educational and research programs actively foster safe and supportive environments. Our residents, faculty and staff have participated in educational sessions on recognizing bias and microaggressions in health care. As part of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, we closely monitor and implement its recommendations.
To learn more about SMPH’s Commitment to Diversity visit this link: https://www.med.wisc.edu/about-us/diversity/
Led by Dr. Deborah Rusy, residents can participate in global anesthesia efforts (including clinical service, education and training and research) to support patients and providers in low- and middle-income countries. Simulation: Residents participate in simulation activities throughout their training. First-year simulations focus on procedural skills such as central line placement and advanced airway management. Clinical anesthesia sessions offer active training for crisis scenarios and rare anesthesia-related events and provide practice in difficult patient scenarios.
Faculty and residents participate in our yearly series of in-person and virtual interactive workshops to improve their teaching skills. Recent topics include giving effective feedback and successfully mentoring learners.
A healthy planet leads to healthy people. That’s why the missions of both UW Health and the Department of Anesthesiology include a commitment to advancing health through social responsibility. In the past decade our department has enhanced the social, environmental and economic sustainability of our practice through waste reduction and education about climate-smart anesthesia practice.
For more information visit: https://anesthesia.wisc.edu/sustainable-anesthesiology.