As a 2016 recipient of the FAER Research in Education Grant (REG), I can tell you firsthand how important FAER is to the specialty. This grant enabled me to explore an exciting new area of research related to shared decision making in the surgical patient and establish the role of the anesthesiologist in this process. Titled “Conducting Perioperative Code Status and Goals of Care Discussions: A Bi-Institutional Study to Develop a Novel, Evidence-Based Curriculum for Anesthesiology Trainees,” my study focused on creating an education curriculum for anesthesiology residents focused on the preoperative setting. I used Objective Standardized Clinical Examination (OSCE) methodology to assess the impact of the educational intervention on their patient interviewing skills and self-reported impact on clinical care. I believe we can facilitate shared decision-making before surgery by improving the quality of these difficult conversations and implementing...

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