Curricula & Schedules
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
Our Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program is a comprehensive, year-long training designed for physicians who wish to specialize in the anesthesia care of pediatric patients. Our program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach, combining expertise from both anesthesiology and pediatrics to offer trainees a robust and well-rounded understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of pediatric anesthesiology. Fellows will benefit from a diverse array of clinical exposures, ranging from neonatal and infant care to adolescent medicine, encompassing both routine and complex surgeries, as well as pain management techniques specific to the pediatric population.
The curriculum is structured to offer a balanced mix of didactic lectures, hands-on clinical rotations, and research opportunities. The didactic component covers essential topics in pediatric physiology, pharmacology, congenital heart disease, and the specific challenges of anesthesia in children. Our clinical rotations span a range of settings, including general pediatric surgeries, cardiac surgeries, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and chronic pain clinics. These rotations are designed to offer trainees a wide exposure, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle any pediatric case. Additionally, fellows are encouraged to undertake research projects, with ample mentorship support from our dedicated faculty, to foster a deeper understanding and potentially contribute to advancements in the field.
The fellowship program is meticulously structured to ensure an optimal blend of clinical experience, academic learning, and personal development. Over the course of the year, fellows will spend approximately 70% of their time in clinical rotations, ensuring a hands-on, immersive experience. The remaining time is divided between didactic sessions, seminars, and research endeavors. We understand the importance of work-life balance, so our scheduling also ensures that fellows have adequate time for self-study, reflection, and relaxation. Regular feedback sessions and performance reviews are integrated into the schedule to help fellows continuously refine their skills and adapt to the dynamic field of pediatric anesthesiology.