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Goals and Objectives for Residents (CA-1) during the Abdominal Surgery Rotation.

Faculty: Drs. A. Djalali, H. Lemmens, A. Adriano, T. Angelotti.

Supporting residents: Drs. N. Hasan, V. Moll, V. Tawfik, J. Basarab-Tung



We are pleased to introduce the Abdominal Surgery Rotation, which will expose our residents to a variety of abdominal surgical cases (trauma excluded.)  Our goals are to achieve proficiency in major abdominal cases and create a harmonious work environment with our surgical colleagues. In this regard, we emphasize the communication aspect between anesthesiologists and surgeons in the operating room: every resident should feel free to ask questions to clarify unclear aspects of the surgery, as well as express his/her concerns about patient-related problems.

Abdominal surgery comprises a large number of cases in our operating rooms at Stanford and will be a major component of the work of every anesthesiologist after residency.

During the rotation, residents should expect feedback at the end of the workday. We encourage residents’ feedback about the faculty and the rotation’s content. Our goal is to update the syllabus based on resident and surgeon feedback. At the end of the rotation each resident will receive an evaluation from directly-involved faculty, which will be based on the input of other individuals participating in patient care in the operating room, e.g., surgeons, nurses, techs etc. The 6 core competency requirements by ACGME will be embedded in the evaluation process.

The abdominal surgery rotation goes beyond the bowel surgery and will include the following type of cases:

Our goal is to include a variety of relevant articles collected from journals in anesthesia and surgery. Each article will be reviewed and rated in collaboration with surgical colleagues to ensure a multidisciplinary approach.

Based on the gained knowledge during this rotation we hope that residents will be able to assess patients and formulate a reasonable anesthetic plan.

Medical knowledge

Patient care

Interpersonal skills, communication skills and professionalism

Practice-Based learning and improvement

System-Based Practice

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