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Anesthesia - Professional Education

Become a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow

Program goals

  • Our goal is to be pediatric patient and trainee advocates to achieve excellence in education, patient safety, and excellent patient care.
  • We strive to inspire excellence, innovation, and dedication in the field of pediatric anesthesiology.
  • We will become a model pediatric anesthesiology fellowship program, training fellows who are capable of independent subspecialty consultant-level care, and who are able to become leaders in academic and private pediatric anesthesiology.

Aims

Train our fellows to become consultant-level practitioners in pediatric anesthesiology capable of excellent independent practice.

  • Teach skills, knowledge, and practices that foster excellent performance in the clinical and academic arenas.
  • Inspire excellence, innovation, and dedication to the field of pediatric anesthesiology.
  • Maintain outstanding levels of collegiality, professionalism, and teamwork.
  • Emphasize the institution’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence.

Train at Penn State Children’s Hospital

Penn State Children's Hospital offers:

  • Large pediatric referral center (over 1 million kids in our referral area)
  • Freestanding children's hospital facility, opened in 2013
  • 151 total beds
  • PICU (18 beds)
  • NICU (42 beds)
  • Intermediate Care Unit (18 beds)
  • 160,000 outpatient visits yearly
  • Over 12,000 pediatric anesthetics yearly
  • Level 1 Trauma center for Pediatrics

Train in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania

Enjoy the special experience of training at a major academic medical center in the lovely, small-town setting of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • 15 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport
  • 15 minutes from an Amtrak Station (Middletown)
  • 10 minutes from Hershey Park
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes from Philadelphia
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Baltimore

Former Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows

Fellows who have graduated from our program have taken positions at numerous high-quality hospitals, including well-respected children’s hospitals and private facilities.

Application requirements

  • Successfully complete an ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residency
  • Successfully passed the American Board of Anesthesiology Basic Exam during residency training
  • Qualified to register for the American Board of Anesthesiology Advanced and Applied certification process
  • Successfully complete USMLE 1, 2 and 3
  • Have current certification in ACLS and strongly encouraged to have current certification in PALS.

Supporting documentation:

The following documents should be submitted to our Program Coordinator:

  • Provide your current curriculum vitae
  • Current ISTE scores
  • ABA basic exam results

Eligibility:

Qualified candidates must be:

  • US citizen, permanent resident or J-1 visa holder (no additional visa types are sponsored)
  • Board-eligible or board – certified in Anesthesiology
  • Pennsylvania medical training license eligible

The interview process

  • We review a qualified candidate’s completed written application.
  • After that, we may invite the candidate for a day of formal interviews and tours with the program director, a current pediatric anesthesiology fellow, and pediatric anesthesiology faculty.
  • This gives us a chance to evaluate the candidate in person.
  • It also gives the candidate a chance to assess our facilities and learn about the program from:
    • Our faculty
    • Current residents
    • Fellows

How to apply

We accept applications through ERAS. Learn more about the ERAS process.

Contact us

Gregory Weller, MD, PhD
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Director
c/o Katelyn Kirby, Fellowship Coordinator
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
500 University Drive, H187
Hershey, PA  17033
Phone: 717-531-6489
Fax: 717-531-0826
Email: kkirby@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

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