Today on The Scope we’ll take a look at an innovative program that
helps UAB Department of Anesthesiology residents go above and beyond their
Education and Development Program is an opportunity for our residents to
pursue additional training to enrich and refine their expertise. Led by
Associate Professor Lee Ann Riesenberg, Ph.D., R.N., this program includes
competitive leadership and research tracks that take place concurrently with
residency training. The program provides funds and protected time, as well as
other support, to set LEAD Scholars on the path to becoming
not just outstanding anesthesiologists but accomplished and innovative leaders
in the ever-evolving world of health care.
Leadership Track, LEAD Scholars may pursue additional degrees in health system
administration, health care informatics, quality and patient safety, or health
care organization and policy. Participants receive a stipend of up to 50%
of tuition and travel, and protected time for immersion and
Research Track, LEAD Scholars may choose to gain additional expertise in
research (through the Resident Mentored Research Experience Track) or to begin
practicing as physician scientists (through the Resident Academic Career
Development Award Track). Participants receive stipends for travel to present
at regional and national meetings, as well as research support.
of the LEAD Program is due to both a combination of motivated residents and
programs figuring out how to accommodate busy residents so that they can take
advantage of this opportunity,” says Dr. Riesenberg. “When we first started, I
was skeptical about a few of the offerings—especially the MSHA—but we’ve found that
they’re really structured in such a way that makes them much more doable than
you might imagine.”
Riesenberg adds that offerings can be individualized if requested.
Applications for the LEAD Program are due in the CA-1 year. For more
information, please contact Dr. Riesenberg at email@example.com or
Robyn Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This program is
funded in part by charitable donations. If you'd like to contribute to our efforts in training outstanding anesthesiology leaders, please contact Major Gifts Officer Austin Hardison at 205-975-3529,
email@example.com, or click on this link to make an online donation. Thank you for your continued support.