SALG-BIDMC fellowship
The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group has announced an exciting new programme of fellowships for anaesthetists interested in patient safety

In collaboration with the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) are offering a unique programme of formal training through Harvard Medical School that aims to develop international expertise in peri-operative quality and safety.

The two successful candidates will be known as the SALG-BIDMC Safety Scholars, and will be provided with:

  • a fully funded place in a Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) course from Harvard University, while also engaged in clinical practice at a suitable level at the Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major Harvard Medical School teaching hospital with a long tradition of clinical, academic and research excellence in Boston’s highly competitive healthcare environment.
  • Co-mentorship from the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety at BIDMC (Professor SK Ramachandran), and the SALG co-chairs: Professor JJ Pandit and Dr CR Bailey
  • Scholars will identify project(s) in the UK that they will develop and lead on, after their return to the UK

By accessing oversight from these faculty, this scholarship will equip successful candidates with the theoretical, practical and leadership skills to implement quality and safety techniques and processes within their organisations, in addition to benefitting from the immense network and resources of the Harvard academic community.  We expect that they will be positioned to become the future leaders in quality and safety.

This programmme is open to current anaesthetic trainees, and is endorsed by the American Board of Anesthesiologists (ABA). Successful candidates will receive official letters from the ABA in support of their visa application, where necessary.

Further details of the programme and application process are available on the SALG website: www.salg.ac.uk/salg/salg-bidc-fellowship