Anesthesiology Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

The Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric anesthesiology.

You’ll gain valuable didactic and clinical experience in caring for neonates, infants, children and adolescents undergoing a wide variety of surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as pain management and related care. Our well-rounded program helps you acquire the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that constitute competency in the practice of pediatric anesthesiology.

Our Fellowship Program

Our pediatric anesthesiology fellowship training program gives you well-rounded exposure to a wide range of patients in diverse clinical settings, encompassing all of the pediatric surgical and medical subspecialties. In addition you will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in pediatric pain management, pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. You’ll also have opportunities to develop your abilities in teaching, research and the administrative aspects of the specialty.


Rotations

Some of the major areas of rotation include pediatric cardiac care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric pain management and pediatric pre-surgical service.

 
General Anesthesiology Rotation (8 months)

You will gain experience and skills in all of the pediatric surgical and medical subspecialties caring for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. You will achieve competence in caring for children in both busy outpatient arenas and in highly complex cases. We have a large orthopedic service providing extensive experience in complex orthopedic procedures. In addition, we are a level 1 trauma center, and a solid organ transplant center.

The clinical spectrum in the general anesthesiology rotation includes:
  • ENT
  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Opthalmology
  • Dental
  • Oral Surgery
  • GI
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pulmonology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
 
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Rotation (2 months)

Under the guidance of our pediatric cardiac anesthesiology faculty, you’ll gain an understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of a variety of cardiac-related conditions in children, as well as in-depth patient-focused knowledge about the principles of medical and surgical management in the pediatric cardiac arena.

Through practice-based learning and improvement, you’ll learn to function competently as an anesthesiology consultant for children with cardiac pathophysiology having a non-cardiac surgical procedure.

 
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Rotation (1 month)

With a focus on patient care and medical knowledge, you will gain an in-depth clinical exposure to pediatric critical care medicine under the supervision of our pediatric critical care faculty.

You will gain knowledge of advanced techniques in pediatric resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, ECMO and non-invasive ventilatory support. You will gain skills in trauma resuscitation, management in pediatric head trauma, as well as experience in managing the surgical and medical critically ill child.

 
Pain Service and Presurgical Care Rotation (1 month)

You’ll develop proficiency in performing pain management consults in children with a wide range of pain issues and gain an in-depth knowledge of available pain management modalities. Through practice-based learning and improvement, you’ll also become familiar with the use of published resources on pediatric pain management as well as multi-disciplinary resources.

Through working with our Presurgical Clinic staff you will gain experience and skills in assessing complex presurgical patients and working in a multidisciplinary pediatric practice. Under the direct guidance of faculty you will hone skills necessary for becoming a well-rounded pediatric anesthesiology consultant.

Clinical Supervision

As a fellow in pediatric anesthesia, you’ll work closely with attending physicians during all of your clinical educational experiences. The attending physician will be physically present for induction and emergence and available throughout the case.

Under the attending physician’s supervision, you’ll perform pre-operative patient evaluations, identify pertinent issues, propose strategies, and identify potential complications. You’ll have exposure to all pediatric surgical and medical subspecialties, assuming more independence as your skill and performance levels grow. You will also have supervised on-call experience in the operating room and PICU. You’ll also have responsibility, under the attending’s supervision, for post-operative follow-up with inpatients and outpatients as well as consultations in the pain service and pre-surgical clinics.


Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The duPont Hospital for Children is a multi-specialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

Learn More About duPont Hospital for Children »


What's Coming in 2014

We’re building a healthier future for kids by expanding our hospital. Opening in 2014, our enhanced hospital will be like no other in the region — designed by and for families.

Learn About Our Expansion »

Contact Us

Robert P. Brislin, DO

Program Director
(302) 651-5321
robert.brislin@nemours.org

Jennifer H. DuBois

Fellowship Coordinator
(302) 651-4029
jennifer.dubois@nemours.org

Valerie Astillero

Office Manager
(302) 651-5160
valerie.astillero@nemours.org

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements

Fellowship Year: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 (negotiable for August 1 start)

  • Nemours fellowship application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all 3 levels)
  • In-Training Exam scores (ITE)
  • three references
Interview Season

Oct. 1, 2013–June 1, 2014


How to Apply