The Associate Program Director/Vice Medical Director of the Anesthesiology Residency program must possess the following minimum qualifications and those stipulated in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME basic document criteria for program directors:
a. Membership in the ACGME.
b. Certification by the ACGME through the ABA and recertified within the prescribed time frame of the certifying body.
c. Be credentialed and have staff privileges by the department or section of Anesthesia at the base institution.
d. Practice of anesthesiology for a minimum of five (5) years or three (3) years full-time with an anesthesiology residency program. Active staff membership within the department of anesthesiology.
e. Active staff membership within the department of anesthesiology.
f. Fulfill the qualifications as a faculty member of an anesthesiology residency program, including program administration, demonstrated leadership skills, faculty development, anesthesiology training skills, and completion of ACGME continuing medical education (CME) requirements. ACGME requires 150 hours of CME credits over a three-year period, fifty (50) of which are to be in the specialty of anesthesia.
g. Active participation in community and professional organizations (i.e, city, county, state).
h. Involvement in scholarly research and academic pursuits; examples may include but are not limited to publication in peer review journals, textbooks, local or specialty publications, formal lectures, and visiting professorships.
Associate Program Director/Vice Medical Director Responsibilities:
a. Assist the Residency Director in the daily leadership, oversight, and direction of the Anesthesiology Residency program to ensure that the residents compliantly meet and exceed the necessary training requirements.
b. Arrangement of formal affiliation agreements and/or outside rotations necessary to meet the basic standards or enhance training to meet the program objectives. Evaluations from the individual responsible at the affiliated training site must be included in the Program Director’s annual report of each resident.
c. Provide evidence of progressive and increasing responsibility by the resident as his/her training progresses.
d. Submit quarterly Associate Program Director’s reports to the DME and the ACGME. Annual reports must be submitted to the ACGME, and the completion of each report must be submitted to the ACGME at the completion of each year of training.
e. Provide evidence of cooperative assistance in the training of the anesthesiology residents by other departments.
f. Provide a printed format of reading assignments for the residents.
g. Schedule formal journal club meetings.
h. Provide evidence of the utilization of allopathic concepts and philosophy in the residency program.
i. Schedule/participate in medical audits, mortality reviews, tissue, and tumor conferences.
j. Work with the DME to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education and training at the institution.
k. Collaborate with the Department Chief/Chair/Medical Director of Anesthesia to ensure the integration of resident training with the operational, service, and staffing needs of the department and the hospital.
About Somnia Anesthesia
Since 1996, Somnia (www.somniainc.com) has had a singular focus on anesthesia–investing in clinician professional development so patients can get the best care possible. We welcome and encourage applicants of all races, colors, genders, religions, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well as those who have served.