Perioperative Medicine Fellowship
Perioperative medicine is an emerging specialty that emphasizes the care of patients from the time surgery is contemplated until full recovery. Anesthesiologists are uniquely positioned to touch each phase of this new pathway of care. The Duke Perioperative Medicine Fellowship is a collaboration between Duke Anesthesiology and University College London (UCL) that provides a unique opportunity for anesthesia trainees who have the ambition of reaching outside of the operating room to gain academic, clinical and research expertise in perioperative medicine. The role of an anesthesiologist is being redefined and with that comes the need for new skill sets and training in perioperative medicine. Fellows will participate in rotations at high-risk surgical pre-operative clinics and intensive care units, learn point of care ultrasound techniques, deliver specialized care in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and collaborate on research projects with Duke’s Perioperative Enhancement Team (POET). Other unique opportunities include enrollment into a masters program in perioperative medicine at UCL as well as the opportunity for international collaboration with a core rotation in London.