The Combined Anesthesiology-Pediatric Residency Program is a five year (PGY-1 to PGY-5) program approved by both the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The curriculum for specialty training in both field were developed jointly by the UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and the UC Irvine Health Department of Pediatrics. Residents successfully completing the program are eligible for certification in both anesthesiology and pediatrics specialties.
Residents spend their first year on pediatric rotations and their second year on anesthesiology rotations. During years 3 to 5, residents alternate between the two specialties in three-month blocks. The rotation blocks have been designed to build on previous rotations so that residents can maintain and build on learned skill sets. This schedule fulfills the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements.
The program directors in anesthesiology and pediatrics work jointly to provide a five year training experience that provides excellent training in each specialty, but also emphasizes competence in managing critically ill pediatric patients and pediatric patients undergoing invasive and noninvasive procedures. The opportunity to experience different practice styles is especially important to this field, and residents benefit from rotating at UC Irvine and its affiliated hospitals.
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|1||General Pediatrics||OR Anesthesia||Pediatric Inpatient||Pediatric Inpatient||Pediatric Inpatient|
|2||General Pediatrics||OR Anesthesia||Pediatric Inpatient||Pediatric Emergency Medicine||Pediatric Emergency Medicine|
|3||General Pediatrics||OR Anesthesia||PICU||PICU||PICU|
|4||Developmental/ Behavioral||Preoperative Medicine||OR Anesthesia||Neuroanesthesia||Pain Medicine|
|5||Adolescent||PACU/Gen OR||Obstetric Anesthesia||Cardiothoracic ICU||Advanced OR|
|6||Term Newborn||OR Anesthesia||Obstetric Anesthesia||Cardiothoracic Anesthesia||Anesthesia Elective|
|7||Acute Illness||Pain Medicine||Pediatric Emergency Medicine||Pediatric Inpatient||Pediatric Subspecialty|
|8||Acute Illness||OR Ambulatory||NICU||Pediatric Subspecialty||Pediatric Inpatient|
|9||NICU||Adult ICU||Pediatric Subspecialty||NICU||Pediatric Subspecialty|
|10||Subspecialty||OR Anesthesia||OR Ambulatory||OR Anesthesia||Anesthesia Elective|
|11||Subspecialty||OR Anesthesia||Pediatric Anesthesia||Regional Anesthesia||Advanced OR|
|12||Subspecialty||Neuroanesthesia||Pediatric Anesthesia||Cardiothoracic Anesthesia||Advanced OR|
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