Welcome to this introduction to the OB anesthesia fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). We offer a one-year fellowship designed to create an expert in the field. The fellowship provides extensive experience in all aspects of obstetrics, including high risk OB, medical consultation, and exposure to fetal surgery.
BIDMC is a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS). The labor and delivery unit is a high-risk referral center in Boston with 5,000 deliveries per year. High-risk cases are drawn from the medical center volume, and from several community hospitals. BIDMC is a nationally recognized leader in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a pioneer in MEDTEAMS training, and one of the top medical centers for NIH funding. The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Management at BIDMC trains approximately 54 residents, twelve fellows, and one third of the HMS students.
Our obstetric anesthesia fellowship is designed to train the applicant in all areas of the field. This will assure that the future OB anesthesiologist will have the clinical, research and educational foundation required to provide the highest level of care to parturients, educate generalists and future subspecialist, as well as participate in the development of the field. We believe that four essential components create an expert:
Fellowship training provides the basis for continued development as an obstetric anesthesia staff. A fellow will be exposed to all four facets of practice, but should expect to choose two or three of these roles to concentrate their training.