We are excited to announce that Amanda Frantz, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, has been named co-director of the Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship.
In this position, Frantz will work with Chris Giordano, M.D., to provide classroom and clinical training to the fourth-year medical students rotating through the four-week clerkship. Giordano, associate professor of anesthesiology and division chief of liver transplantation, has directed the clerkship since 2013.
Frantz leads a lab on critical illness and provides other critical care medicine teaching to the medical students. She also oversees the students as they rotate through various ICUs at UF Health.
Frantz has participated in teaching medical students since she completed her Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UF in 2017. Previously, before the COVID-19 pandemic, she guided the bedside transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) ultrasound simulator and taught advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) with interactive simulations. Frantz, who is also the co-medical director of the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) and one of the assistant program directors for education in the department, said she hopes to spark medical students’ interest in caring for critically ill patients, especially given the ongoing pandemic.
We are excited to have such an outstanding intensivist take on this leadership role to ensure the medical students have a productive and rewarding experience during their training in the department. Congratulations, Dr. Frantz!