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Curriculum/Education

Dr. Sweeney and Fellow in operating roomCurriculum

Twelve 4-week rotation blocks, including:

  • One pediatric heart block
  • One pediatric critical care block
  • Seven general pediatric anesthesiology blocks
  • One palliative care block
  • One elective block (Cardiac TEE, regional blocks and pediatric pain as an outside elective)
  • One vacation block (25 days total for vacation and meetings)

Education

Pediatric Fellows are offered three lectures per week throughout their fellowship training.

Sample weekly lecture topics

  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Gastroschisis/Omphalocele
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • CHD & CV physiology
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Malignant Hypothermia
  • Syndromes
  • Pain & Regional Anesthesia

Additional education activities

  • Grand Rounds
  • Teaching and supervisory activities
  • A scholarly project in research, medical education,quality improvement, or another field prior to graduation.