The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program accepts 2 fellows each year starting in July. The duration of the appointment is 12 months. The minimum number of required clinical days in the operating rooms is approximately 144. Fellows will rotate through pediatric anesthesia subspecialty cases in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, thoracics, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, dental, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and radiology. The Fellows will complete a 4 week rotation in both Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric ICU. There is the opportunity for the Fellow to voluntarily participate in a two week international peri-operative health experience. Fellows in Pediatric Anesthesia, supervised by members of the anesthesia staff, are expected to engage in clinical activities including on-call (one weekday night per week and one weekend in six). Fellows actively participate in the Acute Pain Service, providing daytime care and call on average every 1 in 6 weeks including weekends. Fellows will also be involved in the in-patient consult service and in the Pre-admission Clinic. An elective rotation may be arranged relating to the fellow’s interests in discussion with the Fellowship Director.
A maximum of two days per week may be protected for academic and research pursuits for Fellows. Academic time awarded is reassessed quarterly depending on productivity. Projects may comprise clinical research projects or basic science research projects. All research projects are under the direction of the Director of Research in association with PART (the Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team), the University of British Columbia and/or other hospital departments at BC Children’s Hospital.. It is expected that every Fellow will complete at least 1 research project to the publication or presentation stage during their period of Fellowship and all assistance will be given to them in completing this. Fellows are also expected to publish at least one case report and/or review article during their year with the supervision of an appropriate staff person.
Fellows are expected to attend and participate in all rounds and to prepare presentations for rounds where indicated. Rounds consist of quality assurance rounds, daily morning teaching rounds, semi-annual journal club, UBC city wide journal club and UBC Anesthesia Visiting Professor Series rounds. Two 30 minute resident teaching sessions per month will be taught by the fellows focusing on issues concerning pediatric anesthesia. Fellows will also provide at least 2 formal presentations during the year.
Occasionally, Fellows may be able to participate in suitable special academic projects as arranged with the Fellowship Director.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in up to 10 SIM days including train-the-trainer courses and facilitating running SIM events.
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Former Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows