All residents in the Department of Anesthesia have the opportunity to participate in a variety of global health research, education and policy initiatives both internationally as well as domestically.
Global Health Curriculum
All residents in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care have the opportunity to participate in a variety of global health educational opportunities. Residents in the clinical anesthesia years receie global health didactics as part of their core curriculum with the option to participate in an elective comprehensive global health curriculum (coming soon).
Global Health Pathway
For anesthesia residents seeking additional global health training, mentorship and elective time, we offer a dedicated Global Health Pathway as part of the multidisciplinary, campus-wide Global Health Clinical Scholars Program. This pathway requires completion of the Global Health Sciences (GHS) 101 course during CA-1 year and the GHS 211 course during three weeks of non-clinical global health time during the CA-2 year. Global Health Pathway Residents also receive up to three months during CA-3 year to participate in global health education, research and policy projects both domestically and internationally.
Applications for the Global Health Resident Pathway are due February 15 during the CA-1 year. (Application info)
In recent years, resident global health projects have included:
- Survey of non-physician anesthesia provider models in LMICs
- Difficult airway management practice patterns in LMICs
- Evaluation of pediatric pain management in low resource settings
- Trauma systems research
- Simulation-based education
- Determinants of c-section anesthetic choice in Uganda
- Anesthetic device development
- Evaluation of ethics for global health partnerships
Residents during their CA-3 year are provided an opportunity to accompany UCSF faculty in Central and South America to participate in 1-week clinical service trips. These opportunities take place through a long-term partnership between the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care and the non-profit Operation Rainbow. Residents work closely with attendings to provide preop, intraop and postop care for a wide range of surgical conditions in resource-limited practice settings. In addition to clinical teaching provided during the trip, residents are provided the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, pre-trip curriculum to develop clinical skills and familiarity with cultural and ethical issues relevant to the practice of anesthesia in resource-limited settings.