As chief residents, these doctors are developing the skills necessary to excel as physician anesthesiologists and leaders in the field. This week The Scope will profile each of our three chiefs for 2014–2015.
|Lee Goeddel, M.D., M.P.H.; Jennifer Eldredge, M.D.; and Tyler Stout, M.D.|
|Stout came to UAB from LSU.|
Tyler Stout, M.D.Describe a typical day as a resident.
I arrive at 0530 and manage anesthesia care in my designated OR until 1500.
Why did you choose anesthesiology as your specialty?
I really enjoyed the personalities that I interacted with in anesthesia. I also really enjoyed the procedures and critical care of patients while in the operating room.
What are the challenges you face in residency?
Taking care of very sick patients. Balancing time with work, family, and friends and studying.
What do you do for fun?
Watch college football, basketball, and baseball. I also look forward to cooking out on the weekends with fellow residents.
Why did you choose UAB for anesthesia residency?
The location was close to my home in Southern Mississippi. I really enjoyed the people I met on my interview. UAB has a great reputation for being a first-class training institution.
What are your plans after you complete your residency?
I would like to obtain a private practice job near my hometown in Mississippi.
What other leadership roles have you held in the past?
I was team captain of my high school football team and senior class president in high school. I also served on the Education Committee during residency.
What’s the one thing you wish someone had told you to better prepare you to be a chief resident?
Practice time-management skills.
What do you think are the qualities or characteristics of a good anesthesiologist?
- Excellent Communicator