Welcome to the Society for Education in Anesthesia’s web site. For more than twenty-five years, SEA has been dedicated to improving anesthesiology education for medical students and residents and for helping faculty to develop as educators. SEA also provides an opportunity for those involved in the education of medical students and physicians to share resources, ideas, and experience in a collaborative and supportive community.
The Society sponsors two educational conferences each year. These conferences combine large group sessions with interactive small group learning activities. The learning activities emphasize active learning and participation. There are educational activities for participants whose level of experience ranges from novice to expert. The annual spring meeting, organized around a unifying educational theme, is a multi-day conference held in early June. The fall meeting is a one-day conference held the Friday prior to the ASA Annual Meeting.
In addition to the two large conferences, SEA offers a comprehensive multi-day Workshop on Teaching. This workshop is an intensive and highly interactive introduction to learning theory and educational techniques. There is a high student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for extensive student-faculty interactions. Attending this workshop has remained one of the best educational experiences of my career. The workshop and its faculty consistently receive outstanding evaluations by the participants.
If you are a medical student interested in exploring a career in anesthesiology or a faculty member who advises medical students, the SEA Medical Student Guide to Anesthesiology is available for you to download from the student section of the web site. This guide, now in its fifth edition, has been identified by students and faculty as a valuable resource.
If you are an anesthesiology educator, membership in the Society provides you with access to moderated discussion forums that can be accessed through the web site. These forums provide an opportunity for you interact with other anesthesiology educators.
The Society for Education in Anesthesia welcomes everyone who is interested in the education of medical students and physicians in anesthesiology. I encourage you to attend one of our meetings—you will find a dynamic community of educators—and to become involved in the activities of the Society. Please contact us if you have questions or want to learn more about how Society for Education in Anesthesia can help you and how you can become involved in helping further the mission of the Society.
Scott A. Schartel, DO
Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 April 2011 23:48)