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Program Coordinator, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Maria-Cristina Wells-Albornoz, MHA, MPH
Phone: 305-585-1191, 2-1
Email: mcwells@miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All positions are filled through the SF Match Program.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the SF Match Program’s Central Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from October to May. Interviews are conducted from October to January.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills and Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed anesthesiology residency in an ACGME-accredited program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is for our fellows to develop skills and competencies to provide comprehensive anesthetic management of women during pregnancy and in the puerperium. Additionally, our goal is to afford fellows opportunities to be involved in research and quality improvement projects.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is for our fellows to develop skills and competencies to provide comprehensive anesthetic management of women during pregnancy and in the puerperium. Additionally, our goal is to afford fellows opportunities to be involved in research and quality improvement projects.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program.

Our program offers a one-year fellowship position in obstetric anesthesiology under the direction of fellowship-trained obstetric anesthesiologists. The members of the division of obstetric anesthesia provide labor analgesia for approximately 80 percent of our nearly 4,000 deliveries each year. This active service provides ample opportunity for fellows to supervise and personally administer numerous neuraxial blocks.

Our fellowship program allows fellows to rotate through the largest Level III neonatal intensive care unit in South Florida, and through high-risk obstetric clinics led by maternal fetal medicine attendings.

Anesthesiologists and obstetricians work together as a team to provide optimum care for the highest-risk group of pregnant patients. The close relationship with the obstetricians and neonatologists provides an excellent environment for patient care and joint-research endeavors.

Patient simulation training in obstetric anesthesia has been fully integrated into the standing fellow curriculum, as fellows regularly visit the Center for Patient Safety at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

-Reine Zbeidy, MD

Description

Anesthesiologists and obstetricians work together as a team to provide optimum care for the highest-risk group of pregnant patients. The close relationship with the obstetricians and neonatologists provides an excellent environment for patient care and joint-research endeavors.

Patient simulation training in obstetric anesthesia has been fully integrated into the standing fellow curriculum, as fellows regularly visit the Center for Patient Safety at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

-Reine Zbeidy, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

4,000+ anesthesia patients annually (many of whom are high risk)

Awarded Clerkship of the Year (several years in a row)

Opportunities for fellow-led patient simulation training & QI project involvement

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Our program offers a one-year fellowship position in obstetric anesthesiology under the direction of fellowship-trained obstetric anesthesiologists.

The aim of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is for fellows to develop proficiency in the following areas:

Patient Care:
Procedural skills (gastric ultrasound; lumbar ultrasound; neuraxial techniques; TTE) and coordination of obstetric care with nursing and consultation services; crisis management and management of complications.

Medical Knowledge:
Master the topics of obstetric anesthesia, maternal fetal medicine and neonatology as related to labor and delivery (vaginal, cesarean), produce scholarly activity, generate research.

Systems-Based Practice:
Overcome barriers that limit health care, practice cost-effective care, use local, quality data to make systems improvements.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:
Educate anesthesia care teams, develop practice-based improvement projects.

Professionalism:
Demonstrate commitment to carrying out responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
Demonstrate effective exchange of medical information and collaboration with OB, nursing and consultation services, as well as with patients and families. Lead the anesthesia care team, including debriefing.

Our fellows rotate through the largest Level III NICU in South Florida, as well as through high-risk obstetric clinics led by maternal fetal medicine attendings.

Scheduled use of the fully equipped simulation lab is one of the best education tools our program offers. It is located right in the hospital and fellows are relieved of clinical duties to participate in common (and uncommon) hospital scenarios in order to better develop clinical skills.

A close relationship with the obstetricians and neonatologists provides an excellent environment for joint-research endeavors. Each fellow is expected to participate in ongoing research, as well as to design, attain Institutional Review Board approval for and implement a research project.

Your Faculty

David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH
Professor, Anesthesiology
Senior Associate Dean, Safety, Quality and Risk Prevention
Director, UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Daria Moaveni, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Selina Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology

Reine Zbeidy, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program

Alumni Placements Include:

Orlando Health
University of Miami
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Alumni Placements Include:

Orlando Health
University of Miami
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio