Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesiology

About the Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesiology Fellowship

The Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesiology (PAA) Faculty Fellowship is a one-year, non-ACGME fellowship that provides advanced training in both pediatric ambulatory anesthesiology and Lean leadership in health care. In addition to clinical teaching, each fellow will complete a certificate program in Patient Safety and Quality offered by the University of Washington. Upon completion of training, each faculty fellow should be equipped with the clinical, organizational and managerial skills necessary to direct an ambulatory surgery center using Lean principles.

Upon completion of the Ambulatory Anesthesiology Fellowship, the fellow will demonstrate: 

  • The ability to appropriately screen pediatric patients for ambulatory surgery with consideration of patients’ comorbidities and how these may affect the safe practice of anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
  • The ability to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various anesthetic techniques with surgeons, patients, and patients’ families. 
  • Knowledge of pharmacology of anesthetic agents and their appropriate use in pediatric ambulatory surgery. 
  • Knowledge of the selection and application of appropriate regional techniques for pediatric ambulatory surgery. 
  • Knowledge of the common causes of unanticipated admission in pediatric ambulatory surgery and of the appropriate methods for preventing and managing these adverse events. 
  • The knowledge necessary to plan and perform a clinical research project. 
  • Knowledge and capability to conduct a quality/process improvement project. 
  • Knowledge of the organizational and managerial tools, including the unique requirements for ambulatory surgery charges, necessary to direct an ambulatory surgery center. 

PAA fellows are given the title of Acting Instructor for the 12-month full-time training appointment. Fellows devote 40% of their time to ambulatory anesthesia training at the Bellevue facility, 40% working as a supervising attending at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s main campus, and 20% conducting research. 

Competitive Salary: Faculty Fellow salaries begin at $120,000/year. Individuals who have already completed an ACGME fellowship prior to entering in their non-ACGME fellowship begin at $130,000/year.

Academic Allowance: Faculty Fellows in the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine receive an annual academic allowance of $1,500. Additionally, the department will pay for the ATLS student course. 

Moonlighting Opportunities: Extra internal clinical shifts above and beyond fellowship commitment may be approved at the discretion of the program director for eligible fellows. 

Fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesiology is required to apply. 

The application process for all faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae 
  • Application for Faculty Fellowship
  • Letter of intent/personal statement 
  • Three current reference letters, including one from the residency program director or current director 
  • Copy of medical school diploma 
  • Copy of anesthesiology degree (if applicable) 
  • Proof of fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology 
  • Current medical license 
  • USMLE (all three steps) 
  • ECFMG documentation (if applicable) 
  • Documentation supporting citizenship status (if applicable) 

Applications are due by December 1 of each year for positions beginning the following Autumn.