The Hospital-Anesthesiology Refresher and Re-acclimatization Program [ARRP] at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY is a formal, didactic, and hands-on course of study tailored to gaps in your hospital anesthesia knowledge and skills from not having practiced in a hospital in a while.
About Our Program
Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is a public teaching hospital affiliated with the Health Sciences Center of Stony Brook University and with Northwell Health. The 19 story, 631 bed Level I Trauma Center is located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY.
The mission of Nassau University Medical Center is to provide comprehensive high-quality health care services to Nassau County residents regardless of their ability to pay.
NuHealth Anesthesiology Clinical Training Program:
The anesthesiology clinical training program was established at Nassau University Medical Center in 2020 with the mission to provide a broad experience in hospital anesthesiology and perioperative medicine in a supportive learning environment. Our program is not ACGME accredited and does not intend to become so.
Nevertheless, our program is unique and innovative several ways. First, it primarily aims to reintegrate anesthesiologists who fall into 1 of 3 specific cohorts:
Cohort 1. Ambulatory anesthesiologists who wish to now work in the hospital setting
Cohort 2. Anesthesiologists who have been away from medicine and wish to return
Cohort 3. Anesthesiologists only able to work in a structured environment per the DOH/OPMC
Additionally, primary care specialties with interests in perioperative medicine are welcome to apply.
Second, the curriculum conforms to specific gaps in the fellow’s knowledge, competencies, or performance. These gaps are determined through extensive pre-start evaluations and simulations.
Third, although we expect and require a one-year commitment, the actual duration will reflect closing the defined gaps or meeting OPMAC mandates.
The program will have a strong educational curriculum mixed with a vast clinical experience including daily participation in hospital anesthesia cases, including the use of various techniques, such as, general, regional, and monitored anesthesia care. Cases will include pediatric, obstetrical, and trauma as well as pain management experiences. More in-depth experiences are possible at affiliated facilities.
The program incorporates hands-on experiences in most subspecialties as we as focused time targeted to address fellow-specific gaps in areas such as clinical, compliance/documentation or other non-clinical imperfections.
In- and out- patient anesthesia cases are included, as well as operative and non-operative methods of treatment for a wide variety of acute and chronic pain conditions. Emphasis in clinical training is placed on giving each fellow sufficiently graded responsibilities to ensure that upon completion of the program, they will have ample experience and knowledge to make important clinical decisions and the skill to perform an extensive variety of major and minor anesthesia cases. Each fellow’s responsibilities will progress commensurate with their evaluated knowledge, competency, and performance capabilities.
Our learner-friendly environment has very experienced and academically involved attending staff from a variety of medical specialties. Although the Department of Anesthesiology does not have a residency program, it nonetheless embraces the tenets of learning and has anesthesia faculty with extensive anesthesia teaching experience. To supplement learning sessions, faculty presented grand rounds are conducted every Wednesday morning and regular journal club and case presentations.
Each fellow is required to undertake at least one scholarly activity during the program and, if necessary, will participate in the formulation of study designs and present to the institution’s IRB. Scholarly activity can be an original basic science or clinical research project, book chapter, presentation, poster, or review article.
Established in December 2020
Affiliated rotations / available experiences:
- US Residency Program Completed