Pediatric Anesthesia Rotation
Residents are given a longitudinal experience in pediatric anesthesiology from CA-1 to CA-3 year consisting of four to six 4-week rotations. Pediatric rotations are completed in the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital with dedicated pediatric anesthesia faculty and staff and a variety of clinical settings including 8 OR's, cardiac catheterization laboratory, MRI, endoscopy suite, and offsite locations including CT scan, radiation oncology, interventional radiology and interventional neuroradiology. Our residents are supervised by pediatric anesthesiology faculty. They interact daily with interdisciplinary teams of physicians (including pediatric medical and surgical specialties) and professional staff from PACU, pediatric cardiac ICU, neonatal ICU, and pediatric post-surgical ICU.
CA-1 residents learn basic pediatric anesthesiology principles starting with healthy outpatient procedures and they acquire progressively more knowledge, clinical experience and skills so that by their CA-3 year, residents will have a diverse and in-depth pediatric anesthesia training. They will have provided care for patients with congenital cardiac diseases, patients with genetic syndromes, patients undergoing solid organ transplantation, patients with complex neuromuscular diseases undergoing spine surgery, and other patients with complex diseases.
Dedicated didactic sessions take place two to three times weekly including review of basic principles as well as case conferences, multidisciplinary lectures (given by faculty from OMFS, PICU, ENT, Cardiology, GU, General Surgery, Plastic and Orthopedic surgery), monthly journal club and morbidity and mortality conference. All residents participate in dedicated pediatric QA/QI and there is also an opportunity for interested residents to work with a research mentor in the division during a research elective.