Department of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology Rotations and Call Experiences


Yearly Fellowship Rotations

General Pediatric Anesthesiology Main Operating Room3.5 months
Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology​2 months
Regional Anesthesia ​1.5 months
Pain Medicine​1 month
Non-Operating Room Anesthesia1 month
Surgical ICU0.5 month
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit0.5 month
Supervision/Preop Clinic1 month
Elective​1 month​

Elective options include:

  • Ambulatory pediatric anesthesiology at one of 3 freestanding pediatric hospital locations
  • Fetal anesthesia
  • Additional Pain Medicine
  • Additional Regional Anesthesia
  • Additional Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
  • Education elective

Call Experiences

All call assignments meet compliance with the ACGME's duty hour limits.

  • In the Main operating room rotations (General Pediatric Anesthesiology, Regional, NORA, Supervision/Preop), fellows take overnight 1st and 2nd call, both allocated during the month, with a noon arrival time and the next day off. The frequency per month varies but is approximately 3-4 times monthly and at a lower amount than the anesthesiology residents. If on weekend call, fellows call begins at 7 a.m. Fellows will typically have 1 weekend call per month. Fellows have the opportunity to proactively submit specific call schedule requests in advance during the entire year.
  • There is no in-house call at night or on weekends on the Pain Service rotation, as the service is covered via telephone by the fellow during weekdays and on weekends by the attending on service.
  • During the PACU rotation, the anesthesiology fellows do not take in-house night call. 
  • During the ICU rotation, the anesthesiology fellows do not take in-house night call. Shifts are appropriately 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. with at least two weekends off per month.
  • On the Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology rotation, hours can vary considerably depending on the caseload and the number of trainees rotating on the service. 
  • Fellows Index Call – a separate call system for fellows is present which is taken from home. The purpose of the Fellows Index Call system is to provide an additional mechanism for fellows to have educational opportunities to case categories generally considered infrequent and unplanned but also have important anesthetic implications. These cases mostly include emergent neonatal cases and solid organ transplants.