In order to protect our patients from potential exposure to COVID-19, we will temporarily suspend all high school clinical experience programs and clinical observership programs in the AU Health System clinical setting. This does not affect any student enrolled in a health sciences education or training program.

Post-graduate clinical observerships in anesthesia provide opportunities to observe clinical anesthesia practices. Our program is open to post-graduate students, private practice clinicians, and individuals from other hospitals. We accept individuals from the United States as well as international medical graduates. Clinical observers will not participate directly in any patient care.

If you are an undergraduate or current medical student interested in an observership, send an inquiry to mcganes@augusta.edu.

Contact Us

Anesthesia Post-Graduate Observership

Medical Center, 2144

706-721-3871

706-446-0077

Key points

  • Post-graduate observerships are for a period of 30 days.
  • No more than one clinical observer will be sponsored in the department at any given time.
  • Requests for observerships will be accepted or rejected within one month of application receipt.
  • An administrative fee of $500 per month will be charged to each individual accepted as a clinical observer.
  • Observers will not actively participate in any direct clinical care or preparation. Observers will be strictly observing/shadowing our professional staff with whom they are assigned. Any violation is grounds for dismissal from the program.
  • Limited research work may be permitted as time allows.
  • We will not sponsor visas for this program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain legal entry into the US.
  • Participation in the observership program has no direct bearing on future internship, residency, or fellowship applications
US Medical School Graduates and Clinicians
  • Must be US medical school graduate or clinician currently practicing in the US.
  • Must have completed USMLE Steps 1 (minimum score of 220) and 2 or COMLEX Levels 1 (minimum score of 550) and 2, with no failed attempts.
  • Please email the following to the coordinator:
    • Two letters of recommendation from clinical faculty at current practice group or academic institution.
    • Curriculum vitae
    • After being accepted into the program, please email: proof of negative PPD (Mantoux testing) within last 12 months, influenza vaccination if observership occurs September 1 to March 1, and criminal background check.
Foreign Medical School Students and Graduates
  • Must have graduated from a medical school which is accredited by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research or the World Health Organization.
  • To obtain a faculty sponsor, please email the following to the coordinator:
    • Demonstrated proficiency in English. If medical education was conducted in English, please submit a copy of your medical school diploma. If medical education was conducted in another language, send TOEFL score.
    • Must have completed USMLE Steps 1 (minimum score of 220) and 2 or COMLEX Levels 1 (minimum score of 550) and 2, with no failed attempts.
    • Two letters of recommendation from clinical faculty at the most recent place of clinical practice. Letters must be on institutional letterhead, typed in English, signed and dated by the supervisor, and include the supervisor's contact information.
    • Curriculum vitae
    • After being accepted into program, please email: proof of negative PPD (Mantoux testing) within last 12 months, influenza vaccination if observership occurs September 1 to March 1, and criminal background check.

 


photo of Mary Arthur, MD, FASE, FASA

Mary Arthur, MD, FASE, FASA

  • Observership Director
photo of Carol Dickerson, MS, MBA

Carol Dickerson, MS, MBA

  • Observership Coordinator