An Advanced Boot Camp for Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows.
BACKGROUND: Managing pediatric crises necessitates the acquisition of unique skills and confidence in its execution. Our aim was to develop and assess a curriculum based on the constructivist learning environment to enhance learning, orientation, and preparation of graduating pediatric anesthesiology fellows.
METHODS: Fifty pediatric anesthesiology fellows from 9 academic institutions in the United States were recruited for an advanced boot camp over a 2-year period. Training stations were developed using high-fidelity simulation, standardized patients, self-reflection modules, and facilitated discussions. The curriculum was evaluated using an anonymous survey that assessed knowledge, self-confidence, appropriateness of case-scenario complexity, and usefulness for transitioning into an independent practitioner on a Likert scale (
RESULTS: Ninety-eight percent of the fellows completed a survey. Fellow perceptions of the advanced boot camp was positive. The median scores (IQR) for knowledge, self-confidence, appropriateness of case complexity, and usefulness for transition in 2017 were 5 (3,5), 4.5 (3,5), 5 (3,5), and 5 (3,5), respectively, and 5 (3,5), 4.5 (3,5), 5 (4,5), and 5 (3,5), respectively, in 2018. The IQR in the assessment for an appropriate level of complexity for their level of training, narrowed in 2018 (4,5), when compared with 2017 (3,5).
CONCLUSIONS: Fellow responses support the idea that the advanced boot camp provided tools and strategies for their transition. A narrowed IQR regarding the appropriate level of complexity of scenarios in 2018, when compared with 2017, might suggest an improvement in the curriculum.
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Patel, S. M., Singh, D., Hunsberger, J. B., Lockman, J. L., Taneja, P. A., Gurnaney, H. G., Corridore, M., Ambardekar, A. P., Borzova, V. V., Vecchione, T. M., Lockhart, T. J., Lim, D. J., Shay, J. E., Black, S. A., & Njoku, D. B. (2020). An Advanced Boot Camp for Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows. The journal of education in perioperative medicine : JEPM, 22(2), E641. https://doi.org/10.46374/volxxii-issue2-njoku
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology