The pediatric anesthesiology fellowship is a one-year American Board of Anesthesiology-accredited rotation at Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Oishei Children's Hospital is a tertiary care pediatric facility and a Level I intensive care nursery that provides anesthesiology services for the pediatric surgical subspecialties. Approximately 12,000 cases are performed per year under general anesthesia.
The pediatric anesthesiology fellows spend a total of 12 months attached to the Department of Anesthesiology.
The program is divided into two parts:
• core didactic
• clinical caseload
The pediatric anesthesiology didactic program consists of weekly one-hour conferences on topics from the pediatric anesthesiology fellowship curriculum.
The clinical caseload involves exposure to a wide variety of cases. Pediatric anesthesiology fellows will be competent in the management of all routine and emergency pediatric cases. They will also become competent in the insertion and interpretation of invasive monitoring for all ages of children, from neonates to young adults. These skills will be taught under direct supervision of the attending anesthesiologist.
The pediatric anesthesiology fellow will also provide anesthesia for open-heart cases, minimally invasive cardiac procedures, complex spinal fusions and outpatient cases.
At the end of the clinical year, they will be competent in all areas of pediatric anesthesia.