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Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology

A Case-Based Approach


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The core clinical competencies in anesthesiology can be pretty blurry - just how do they apply to real life? This book answers this question, incorporating the core clinical competencies into an engaging format that anesthesiologists like - case studies. So, far from being a 'dry and dusty volume of forgotten lore', this book actually makes learning the competencies fun! Written in the same engaging style as a number of other anesthesia books (specifically, the Board Stiff opus) by leading anesthesiologists from leading medical centers across the United States, this book will bring the core clinical competencies to life for medical students.

Author Biography

Dr Christopher J. Gallagher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University. He is the recipient of teaching awards from Duke University, the University of Miami, and Stony Brook University. He was also awarded the Anesthesiology Teaching Recognition Award for Achievement in Education by the International Anesthesia Research Society. Dr Gallagher is the author of books on oral boards, anesthesia procedures, and TEE simulation. Outside of medicine, he has written one book on tennis, one on World War I, and another on learning foreign languages. He is fluent in five languages, conversant in another five, and can ask for the bathroom in an additional five. He has not yet achieved People magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People' list, but hope's spring is eternal in the human breast. He is the father of one and husband of one. Dr Michael C. Lewis is a Professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He has served as Chief of Anesthesia Service at the Miami Veterans Affair and as Director of Medical Student Teaching. He also held the position of Chief of Academic Programs in Transplant Anesthesia in addition to his capacity as Residency Program Director, Chair of the Medical School Faculty Council, and Vice Chair of the University Senate. Most recently, he has been appointed as Assistant Dean for the International Graduate Medical Education. Dr Lewis has been awarded a Hartford Award from the American Society of Geriatrics and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2006. He is active in the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, presently serving as its president. He is also the current national president of the Israel Medical Association, World Fellowship: USA and is on two committees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, while being an active member of the House of Delegates. He is married to Judy and has three daughters. Dr Deborah Schwengel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She is Founder and Director of the International Adoption Clinic of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In addition, she is a critical care consultant at St. Agnes Hospital and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. Dr Schwengel's research is focused on clinical studies of the care of asthmatic patients in the pediatric intensive and intermediate care units, the placement of catheters in pediatric surgical patients, anesthesia care for patients undergoing spinal fusion, and the pharmacokinetics of magnesium in children with asthma.
Release date Australia
April 12th, 2010
Edited by Christopher J. Gallagher Edited by Deborah A. Schwengel Edited by Michael C. Lewis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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