The fellow must have privileges assigned by Abington Memorial Hospital’s Department of Surgery Chairman, a current Pennsylvania license, an active DEA license, and be compliant with Abington Memorial Hospital staff bylaws. In relation with residents, the fellow must act as a junior attending surgeon.
- 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 in the chart; provide daily care to patients on the service.
- Participate in operating room (OR) patient preparation, positioning and be readily available in OR when patient is going under anesthesia and emerging from anesthesia.
- Provide postoperative patient care, write postoperative orders, and
discharge patients if PA or residents are not available.
- Follow OR and office schedule linked to assigned attending surgeon’s schedule.
- Follow on-call assignments. No requirement to stay in house. Act as a junior attending surgeon with on call back up from attending surgeon.
- Log operative cases in the Fellowship Council log system.
- Self-education and research projects.
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference
- Resident, student and nurses teaching rounds
- One full day in outpatient office
- Optional participation in other Abington Memorial Hospital conferences
- Textbook review
- Midwest teleconference
- Clinical IMBS meeting
- Research project update/journal discussion meeting
- Participate in simulation lab and pig lab teaching activities.
- Attend the Resident Advisory Committee meeting and the Graduate Medical Education Committee meeting
- Multidisciplinary conference
- Written performance assessment of fellow (knowledge, skills and overall performance) by faculty.
- Attend bariatric support meeting and information session.
- 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.
- Fellow exit interview
- Written evaluation of the faculty by the fellow at the end of fellowship
- Written evaluation of the fellow by the faculty at the end of fellowship
- Fellowship Program Director evaluation by Department of Surgery Chairman at the end of fellowship year.