Global Anesthesia Programs

Past Locations: Nicaragua, Thailand, Myanmar, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala

Future Locations: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ukraine

The Global Anesthesia Consortium

 

A collaborative network of academic departments supporting a Global program committed to building anesthesia infrastructure through service, education and research program in low or lower-middle income countries (LMICs).

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Anesthesiology (UWSMPH DOA) is currently developing The Global Anesthesia Consortium, will consist of several academic anesthesiology programs with a collective interest and focus on supporting anesthesia education training, quality initiatives, and research. Initially, the consortium will support one or two centers in LMICs. Our goal is to progressively improve the quality of anesthesia training and help to increase the number and expertise of trainees in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

All departments will participate in the shared vision and strategy of educational training tailored to the specific needs of the programs we support. There will also be excellent opportunities for the development of clinical, educational, and quality research projects abroad. This Consortium will provide excellent rotations for U.S. residents interested in gaining knowledge of global anesthesia volunteerism and the provision of anesthesia in a country with limited resources.

 

We anticipate that commitment coverage for each participating institution will be approximately 4 weeks in-country (COVID pending), however, this will be flexible. All academic centers will share responsibility for providing educational resources and supporting travel and housing for their faculty and residents traveling abroad.

 

The UWSMPH DOA is currently seeking funding support for the multi-center collaboration of academic centers that will support the development of an anesthesia residency program and participate in the education and training (both virtual and on-site) of anesthesiologists, anesthetists, and anesthesia residents initially in Lukasa, Zambia in collaboration with the University of Zambia. Future center expansion is anticipated.

 

We are actively recruiting other academic anesthesia programs to participate in The Global Anesthesia Consortium. Please email drusy@wisc.edu for more details.