Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology Residency

The Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) in Pediatrics and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Anesthesiology Residency program have created the first Combined Pediatrics – Anesthesia Residency Program to be approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pediatrics. Graduates will be fully qualified and be able to obtain board certification in both Pediatrics and Anesthesiology.

The combined program is listed in the NRMP Directory as Pediatrics-Anesthesia #1259726C0.

Years 1 and 2

The program offers superb training in both disciplines and is fully integrated. The first year is entirely pediatrics and takes full advantage of the outstanding training opportunities Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center.

The first year curriculum is identical that of pediatric categorical interns.

The second year curriculum is devoted to anesthesiology and residents begin the first year in anesthesiology fully integrated into the Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Year 1 Curriculum: PediatricsYear 2 Curriculum: Anesthesiology
Adolescent Medicine (4 weeks)Adult Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (4 weeks)Basic Anesthesiology (24 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (8 weeks)Obstetric Anesthesia (4 weeks)
General Pediatrics Inpatient Ward (16 weeks)Pediatric Anesthesiology (12 weeks)
Neonatal Intensive Care (8 weeks)Preoperative Clinic (4 weeks)
Required Subspecialty Experience (4 weeks)Vacation (4 weeks)
Term Newborn Medicine (4 weeks)-
Vacation (4 weeks)-

Staring in the second year, in order to promote integration with both training programs, residents spend one session each month in pediatrics, and attend one pediatric continuity clinic session while participating in the anesthesiology curriculum. Throughout the remaining three years integration is maintained: when residents are participating in the pediatrics curriculum, they will have anesthesiology educational days once a month (Grand Rounds, Case Conferences, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, Year Group Breakout Sessions).

Years 3 - 5

After the second year, residents will split their time between the two disciplines. The curricular offerings are listed below:

Year 3 Curriculum: PediatricsYear 3 Curriculum: Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (8 weeks)
General Pediatrics Inpatient Ward (8 weeks)Neuro Anesthesiology (4 weeks)
Intensive Care (4 weeks)Obstetric Anesthesia (4 weeks)
Required Subspecialty Experience (4 weeks)Pain Medicine (4 weeks)
Subspecialty Elective (4 weeks)Post Anesthesia Care Unit (4 weeks)
Vacation (2 weeks)Vacation (2 weeks)
Year 4 Curriculum: PediatricsYear 4 Curriculum: Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)Adult Intensive Care (4 weeks)
General Pediatrics Inpatient Ward (8 weeks)Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (4 weeks)
Neonatal Intensive Care (4 weeks)Elective (4 weeks)
Required Subspecialty Experience (4 weeks)Neuro Anesthesiology (4 weeks)
Subspecialty Elective (4 weeks)Obstetric Anesthesia (4 weeks)
Vacation (2 weeks)Pain Medicine (4 weeks)
-Vacation (2 weeks)
Year 5 Curriculum: PediatricsYear 5 Curriculum: Anesthesiology
Elective (4 weeks)Elective (12 weeks)
General Pediatrics Inpatient Ward (8 weeks)Obstetric Anesthesia (4 weeks)
Intensive Care (4 weeks)Pain Medicine (4 weeks)
Required Subspecialty Experience (4 weeks)Pediatric Anesthesia (4 weeks)
Subspecialty Elective (4 weeks)Vacation (2 weeks)
Vacation (2 weeks)-

The training environment ensures an optimal exposure to the breadth of the specialty fields with a superb training environment in these three teaching hospitals. Robert Lekowski, MD, of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Anesthesiology Residency Program and Theodore C. Sectish, MD, of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics will collaborate to ensure that the pediatrics-anesthesiology resident’s experience is coherent and educationally rich. Samuel Lux, MD, (lux@enders.tch.harvard.edu) directs the intern selections process for pediatrics and will work closely with Morana Lasic, MD, (mlasic@bwh.harvard.edu) of Anesthesiology to coordinate the interviews at both programs. We look forward to receiving your application to the Combined Pediatrics – Anesthesia Residency Program of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Anesthesiology Residency Program.

Pediatrics-Anesthesia Combined Residency Training An Applicant's Perspective