Training and Curriculum: Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The fellowship curriculum seeks to help each fellow become clinically proficient, as well as board-certified in pediatric anesthesia.  Clinical learning comes from the diverse and numerous pediatric anesthetics provided at the University of Michigan.  Additionally, the educational curriculum has been created to cover ASA keywords and topics for the pediatric anesthesia board examination.

 

Curriculum

Daily Morning Lectures:
Thirty-minute pediatric anesthesia specific lectures from 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM daily except for Thursday mornings.  Includes both residents and fellows.
Wednesday Morning Fellow Meeting:
Thirty-minute fellow-specific topics from 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM, such as anesthetic considerations or pediatric anesthesia board-review questions
Departmental M&M / Visiting Professor Series:
One-hour department-wide general anesthesia morbidity and mortality conference or visiting professor series on Thursday mornings from 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM.
Pediatric Anesthesia M&M:
Monthly 30-minute pediatric anesthesia-specific morbidity and mortality conferences on Tuesday mornings from 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM.
Fellowship Tutorial:
Weekly Friday hour-long lunch tutorials from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM discussing pediatric anesthesia-specific topics that are both clinically and board-relevant.
Mock Oral Exams:
Quarterly mock oral exams offered, as well as more in-depth mock oral preparation offered within the pediatric anesthesia department.
Journal Club:
Nine fellow-led journal clubs each year based upon topics of interest relevant to pediatric anesthesia, selected by each pediatric anesthesia fellow.--> Simulation:

  • Managing Emergencies in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA) course offered to each fellow over 2 separate 4-hour simulation labs (https://mepa.org.uk/ )
  • Simulation Saturday course which is a day-long pediatric anesthesia intensive.

Faculty Mentorship:
Fellow chosen faculty mentors to provide career, clinical, and boards mentorship throughout the fellowship.

Rotations

One of the strengths of our program comes from the wide variety of cases and clinical experience seen in the operating rooms and inpatient wards.  We anesthetize over 15,000 children per year, with over 700 cardiac and neonatal cases per year, from which our fellows’ educational experiences are prioritized.  Over the course of your fellowship, you will have the opportunity to participate in many unique clinical experiences covering the full spectrum the specialty of pediatric anesthesia has to offer.

Specific Rotations:

  • General Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Neuro Anesthesia
  • Orthopedic Anesthesia
  • ENT/Airway Anesthesia
  • Vascular / Transplant Anesthesia
  • Off-site Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Surgery ICU