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Clinical Experience

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship

The patient population will include children of all ages from premature infants to young adults. CMH has a level IV NICU and a PICU. The fellows will participate in high acuity pediatric patients and cases.

The year will be divided into the following 13 four-week blocks:

  • 7 rotations in the ORs consisting of a graded clinical experience that will include patients undergoing general, ENT, ophthalmologic, orthopedic, GI, dental, plastic, neurosurgical, and urological surgery. In addition, the fellows will be exposed to administering anesthetics in radiology, GI clinic, and burn unit.

  • 1 rotation in a mostly outpatient surgical setting at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas, a free-standing pediatric hospital satellite of Children's Mercy.

  • 2 rotations in the cardiac ORs providing anesthesia for patients with congenital heart disease undergoing bypass, non-bypass, and cath lab procedures.

  • 1 rotation will be with our comprehensive pain management service. This will include consulting on patients scheduled for surgery that may require complex pain management, caring for postsurgical and medical patients in the inpatient setting, and evaluating and treating patients presenting to the chronic pain clinic.

  • 1 rotation will be spent providing care to children in the PICU. The fellows will have direct patient care responsibilities for medical and cardiothoracic patients including preparing them appropriately for surgical procedures and managing postoperative issues. 

  • 1 elective rotation on a particular area of interest, such as cardiac anesthesia, pain management, regional anesthesia, research, or quality improvement.

Lectures and conferences include:

  • Fellow lecture series

    • Comprehensive content of pediatric anesthesia topics

    • Focused cardiac lectures during cardiac rotations

  • M&M conference

  • Department journal club

  • PICU research conference during ICU rotation

  • CMH Fellow’s CPQI course

    • Focus on patient safety and improving patient care

    • Participative and project-oriented learning experience

  • CMH Fellow’s Common Curriculum

  • Multidisciplinary simulation experience