Department of Anesthesia Two Year Fellowship Option

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Two-Year Fellowship Option

We are committed to developing the next generation of leaders in pediatric anesthesiology. To do so, in addition to the standard one-year pediatric anesthesiology fellowship, we offer our fellows the opportunity to stay with us for a second year of individualized training/experience. The first year of the fellowship will be the standard pediatric anesthesiology fellowship focusing on core pediatric anesthesiology including perioperative preparation, perioperative care, regional blockade, pain management, cardiac anesthesiology and intensive care unit medicine.

During the first year, mentors and other senior department leadership will help fellows build an individualized training pathway for the second year.

Quick Facts:

1)What is the Two-Year Program? All fellows will be given the option of a second year after completing their pediatric anesthesiology fellowship to pursue unique pathways in an excellent academic environment.

2)What can I do in my second year? We will work with you to design an individualized program. There are many opportunities and programs within the Harvard community and we will endeavor to cater a program to your individual interests and training needs.

3)What is remuneration for the second year? Salary in the second year of the fellowship program is variable depending on the amount of supervisory responsibility in that year. If an individual elects to choose the "transition to practice" option, working as an attending in the operating rooms for the entire year, salary will be the full starting salary of a first-year physician on our staff. If smaller amounts of attending time are included in the second year plan, appropriate arrangements for compensation are made.

Second Year of Training

Many options are available for the second year; here are some recent examples:

Transition to Practice: During this second year, fellows who are interested in a "transition to practice" can function as attending staff in the main operating rooms. This will help individuals develop additional skills in supervising trainees and obtain the administrative expertise to manage a busy academic and/or clinical practice.

Subspecialization in Pediatric Anesthesiology: Fellows may focus on a subspecialty in pediatric anesthesiology such as pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, pediatric neurosurgical anesthesiology, etc. For fellows who know they wish to train in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine, we can organize a two-year combined integrated fellowship, or one can train in these specialties sequentially; our fellowship in pain medicine is also accredited by the ACGME. We can design a subspecialty curriculum in most subspecialty areas of pediatric anesthesiology.

Advanced Education: At the Harvard School of Public Health, fellows can obtain a Master's degree in Public Health or Science. The Harvard Macy Institute offers a program for educators in the health professions. These programs may require an additional year-long commitment.

Clinical and Bench Research: In addition to having one of the largest pediatric hospital research infrastructures in the United States, Boston Children's Hospital is located near several major institutions including Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation. The scope of opportunities for research is practically unlimited. The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine substantially advances science through its research and is well-positioned to help fellows initiate life-long research careers.

Global Health Fellowship: We have partnered with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School to establish an anesthesia-specific global health fellowship.


We look forward to answering any questions you may have about our programs; please contact Andrea Odian, Program Manager of Graduate Medical Education, with inquires.

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