General Information on Advanced Fellowships

UPDATE: Second Year Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowships

February 26, 2015

The Pediatric Anesthesia Leadership Council (PALC) and the Pediatric Anesthesia Program Directors Association (PAPDA) are pleased to announce the organization of a network to sponsor second year advanced pediatric anesthesia fellowships. These fellowships are optional 12-month fellowships after the successful completion of an ACGME accredited Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship. The PALC and PAPDA have organized this network in response to the need to better train and equip pediatric anesthesiologists for academic and leadership roles, and for the challenges of the modern job market. The advanced fellowships are:

  • Cardiac
  • Research
  • Pain
  • Education
  • Quality and Outcomes Leadership

Details are contained in the  “Second Year Advanced Fellowship Master Spreadsheet”, which is an Excel workbook; the first spreadsheet is an overview of all programs offering the second year fellowships; behind it is a separate spreadsheet for each program with more details. A tab at the bottom of the workbook identifies each program. A Special Article, and Editorial on the Second Year Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowships published in Anesthesia & Analgesia is also posted here:
Special Article: Second Year Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Network
Editorial: Second Year Advanced Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Network

Of the 53 ACGME accredited Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship programs, 24 offer at least one of these advanced fellowships. 20 offer the Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship, 15 offer the Research fellowship, 8 the Pain fellowship, 5 the Education fellowship, and  6 the Quality and Outcomes Leadership fellowship. There are a total of 68 positions available. Current or future first year pediatric anesthesia fellows are encouraged to apply for the July 1, 2015 or 2016 start dates of the PALC/PAPDA network fellowships.

Although many institutions have offered advanced fellowships for a number of years, this effort is the first to organize them on the national level. Subcommittees in each of the fellowship areas have drafted detailed Program Requirements and curriculum documents to serve as a guide for these new programs. These programs are all certified by the local Graduate Medical Education authority when possible, and offer a Diploma or Certificate upon successful completion. In addition, several of these fellowships also offer an advanced degree such as a Master’s Degree, or a Certificate of special competency.

Salary varies by institution but is at least at the PGY-6 level; a number of positions offer increased salary above PGY-6 with part time work as an attending anesthesiologist. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program of up to $35,000 per year can also be applied for with the Research Fellowships.

Applicants from outside first year fellowship programs are welcomed for most of these fellowships. Application deadlines vary but fellows are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Further information with detail about each individual fellowship is contained in the Fellowship Listings.

Further questions can be directed to: Dean Andropoulos, M.D.;