McMaster University

McMaster University

International Anesthesia Education

Introduction

The Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University is committed to fostering and supporting international educational partnerships with other departments of anesthesia. By building capacity through collaborations in education, research and clinical service, we work towards the aim of safe and compassionate quality anesthesia care for all people.

Under the leadership of Dr. Alezandre Dauphin, McMaster University has collaborated with the University of Haiti and the Ministry of Health in Haiti to assist in clinical and educational programs. Since 1996, we have supported 3-6 month residency training of Haitian anesthesia residents.

Since 2000, we have also established a flourishing resident exchange program with Makerere University and Mbarara University of Uganda. Dr. Stephen Ttendo, a former beneficiary of this training program and present Chief of the Department of Anesthesia in Mbarara University has had an affiliate assistant professor status with our department for the last 4 years. Ugandan residents are supported by our department for a 4 months training period in their senior years so they can be exposed to a wide scope of anesthesia practice. On a yearly basis, we also support one to two McMaster anesthesia residents for a one month elective in Uganda where they are exposed to an adapted high training level into a low resources environment. Most recently, we are supporting Dr Andrew Kintu, a graduate from Makerere anesthesia residency program for a year bilateral obstetric fellowship.

Most recently, we have been exploring academic relationships with the department of anesthesia at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, affiliated with the University of Guyana. There is presently a 2 year Diploma of Anesthesia program that will be expanded to a four year residency in anesthesia and intensive care. We look forward to furthering our collaborative work.

Message from Dr. Alezandre Dauphin, Director of International Anesthesia Education

Welcome to our world of International Anesthesia!

Alezandre Dauphin

From our social evolutions, mankind has finallyconcluded that the world is one. Therefore whatever happens somewhere will ultimately affect everywhere. In keeping with our understanding of the world and our mandate to it, the Department of Anesthesia of McMaster University welcomes you to her international corner. In it we trust you will find our motives to be part of the world and of the world to be part of us.

So welcome to our world of International Anesthesia!

Dr. Alezandre Dauphin, MD, FRCP (C)

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