Some programs offer advanced second-year pediatric anesthesiology fellowships upon successful completion of an ACGME-accredited pediatric anesthesiology fellowship. Advanced fellowships are offered in the following subspecialties:
- Pediatric cardiac anesthesiology
- Pediatric chronic pain medicine
- Pediatric anesthesiology quality improvement and safety
- Pediatric regional anesthesia
- Pediatric anesthesiology research
- Pediatric anesthesiology education
The primary purpose of the advanced fellowship is to provide an opportunity for additional clinical subspecialty training and the essential knowledge and skill sets necessary to promote research, education, and administrative leadership in the field of pediatric anesthesiology. Except for pediatric chronic pain medicine, the advanced fellowships are typically not accredited by the ACGME. Salary is usually at the PGY-6 level, and some programs offer hybrid fellow-faculty appointments with higher salaries.
Applications for advanced fellowships should be submitted using the common application form https://www2.pedsanesthesia.org/Application_for_Advanced_Fellowships_in_Pediatric_Anesthesiology.pdf. Some programs accept fellows outside the match for a two-year fellowship that includes the first year as an ACGME-accredited pediatric anesthesiology fellowship, followed by an advanced second-year fellowship. Other programs start reviewing applications in October or November for advanced fellowships starting the following year.