Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a one-year ACGME accredited program developed to include specific training in the advanced ACGME competencies including practice based learning and improvement, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, and system based practice. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for pediatric heart surgery on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. Our program serves all perioperative care including ambulatory, pain, and sedation services in a state of the art tertiary and quaternary self-standing children’s hospital.

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Our purpose is to create an educational environment that will attract, recruit, educate, and develop excellent physician leaders in pediatric anesthesiology. The fellowship training is based on clinical, didactic and self-directed experiential learning in relation to the six ACGME competencies. The Anesthesiology Fellowship program provides outstanding clinical experience in all of the surgical specialties, including pediatric organ transplantation. Opportunities to participate in the administration of anesthesia outside of the operating room for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as functioning as a consultant for the hospital’s Comfort and Pain Management Program (acute and chronic) are integral parts of the Fellowship training. The main strength of the Fellowship Program lies in its educational balance of outstanding clinical cases, leadership curriculum, and clinical and basic research opportunities.

Other opportunities:

Optional second year non ACGME fellowships are available upon acceptance, including:

  • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship
  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

Rotations

The clinical training program occurs over one year including the following rotations:

  • Main OR and remote locations - 5 months
  • Cardiac Service - 2 months
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center – 1 month
  • Critical Care (PICU) - 1 month
  • Pain Management Service - 1 month
  • Electives - 1 month
  • Radiology - 2 weeks
  • PACU - 2 weeks
  • Education/Conference and Vacation time - 1 month

Fellow Salary

Fellow salary for one year clinical fellowship is $63,344 annually.

ACCM at Children's Hospital Los Angeles currently participates in the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship NRMP match with 12 fellowship positions available annually.

Fellowship start date for 2018-19 academic year will be consistent with the majority of other programs nationwide. For candidates with special circumstances, variable start dates may be negotiated.

All applications for the standard one-year fellowship are through ERAS (ACGME Program ID #0420511051), the online application service of the AAMC, and are accepted each year until May 15.

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement (See SPA note in ERAS)
  • Reference letter from your Program Director
  • Two reference letters from anesthesia faculty who know you well
  • Most recent In-Training Exam score
  • Complete USMLE scores (Steps 1, 2CK, 2CS, 3) or COMLEX (DO equivalent)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s Letter)

Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the program director.

Application materials will only be accepted via the ERAS application system.

If you have questions you may contact us via email at PedsAnes@chla.usc.edu

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 12
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: 3-4 years
CA Medical License Required: Yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Minimum Salary: Fellow salary for one year clinical fellowship is $63,344 annually
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation + 6 personal days, and yearly educational stipend