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Fellowship Structure

The fellow must have privileges assigned by Abington Hospital’s Department of Surgery Chairman, a current Pennsylvania license, an active DEA license, and be compliant with Abington Hospital staff bylaws. In relation with residents, the fellow will act as a junior attending surgeon.

Expectations of the Bariatric Fellow

Daily

  1. Participate in daily surgical rounds on all bariatric patients in the service, co-sign resident and/or PA notes if available or generate appropriate clinical note; provide daily care to patients on the service.
  2. In a timely fashion, participate in operating room (OR) patient preparation, positioning and be readily available in OR when patient is going under anesthesia and emerging from anesthesia.
  3. Provide postoperative patient care, write postoperative orders, and discharge patients if PA or residents are not available.
  4. Follow OR and office schedule linked to assigned attending surgeon’s schedule (see below).  Exceptions from the assigned schedule include: revisional surgery (must participate in at least 5 cases per year), scheduled open bariatric surgery cases (must participate in at least 5 cases per year) or unusual bariatric cases defined by Program Director (PD).
  5. Follow on-call assignments (see below). There will be about 10 calls per month (including two weekends). No requirement to stay in house. Act as a junior attending surgeon with on call back up from attending surgeon. Discuss Emergency Room patients with surgery residents and, if patient requires intervention or admission, arrive to the hospital to confirm resident’s findings. All patients are discussed with on call attending prior to disposition. If patient requires admission, discuss with the admitting attending at the time of admission.
  6. All patients are admitted under attending surgeon on call name.
  7. No moonlighting or general surgery calls will be permitted during fellowship training.
  8. Log operative cases in the Fellowship Council log system. “New Innovations” system will be used for duty hours log.
  9. Self-education and research projects.

Weekly

  1. Attend General Surgery Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  2. Participate in resident, student, and nurses teaching rounds
  3. Attend one full day in the outpatient office
  4. Optional participation in other Abington Hospital educational conferences.

Biweekly

  1. Attend textbook review conference

Monthly

  1. Attend Midwest Minimally Invasive Teleconference
  2. Attend the Clinical Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (IMBS) meeting
  3. Participate in research project update/journal discussion meetings
  4. Participate in Simulation lab and animal lab teaching activities.
  5. Attend the Graduate Medical Education Committee meeting

Quarterly

  1. Attend Multidisciplinary Conference
  2. Attend the fellow performance written assessment (knowledge, skills and overall performance) by faculty (Fellowship Council Assessment Tool).

Annually

  1. Attend bariatric support meeting and information session.
  2. Submit at least one abstract and present it at regional or national meeting; complete at least one clinical and/or research manuscript and submit it for publication.
  3. Attend the fellow exit interview
  4. Perform the written evaluation of the faculty by fellow at the end of fellowship
  5. Participate in the written evaluation of the fellow by faculty at the end of fellowship

To Apply

All applications are accepted strictly through Fellowship Council.

For more information:
Rebecca Augustine
215-481-7320