Dr. Cynthia Wong
OBSTETRIC ANAESTHESIA FELLOWSHIP REGISTRY
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education
250 E. Superior
Supervisor: Dr. Cynthia Wong
Enquiries: Sean Jones
Duration: Twelve months, usual start date July 1
The Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a 12-month program that starts on July 1. The fellowship faculty is members of the Obstetric Anesthesia Section of the Department of Anesthesiology. Fellows will also interact with faculty from the Medical School’s Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The obstetric anesthesia faculty is dedicated to providing a well-rounded educational experience for anesthesiologists interested in a career in obstetric anesthesiology.
Fellows will be expected to participate in at least one research project, with the goal of one abstract and one publication. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to provide independent anesthesia in the general operating rooms two to four times per month. It is our goal to produce a well-rounded anesthesiologist whose primary interest and expertise is obstetric anesthesiology.
At the end of the 12-month program, fellows should be facile in the anesthetic management of all obstetric patients, particularly high-risk patients, as well as have grounding in clinical research, management of a clinical service, and the education of fellow professionals.
Fellows must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. The must be American College of Anesthesiology Board Certified or Eligible or the equivalent. International fellows must be ECFMG certified and hold the appropriate visa (http://www.gme.northwestern.edu/programdirectors/licenses_visas/index.html) to work in the United States.
Obstetric anesthesia fellows are expected to gain experience in advanced clinical care. The obstetric anesthesiology clinical service consists of medical students, anesthesiology residents, fellows and attendings. The service works closely with obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and the obstetric nursing staff to provide care to both healthy and high-risk parturients. Fellows will help manage the clinical service and are expected to contribute to both formal and hands-on teaching of anesthesiology residents and medical students.
Prentice Women's Hospital, a part of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, provides Level 3 maternity and neonatal care for over 12,500 deliveries per year in a state-of-the facility which opened in 2007. Northwestern Memorial Hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.