Pediatric Anesthesia
Educational Curriculum

Educational Curriculum

The anesthesia fellowship program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers varied and comprehensive educational programs. Our educational offerings are growth-oriented, and centered on developing well-rounded pediatric anesthesiologists with a broad range of clinical and interpersonal skills.

Tuesday Afternoon Lecture, two hours each week
Lectures and problem-based learning conferences covering the major topics in pediatric anesthesia, arranged in progressive sets of series.

Intensives and Workshops, three to four per year
Deep dives and hands-on experience with POCUS, ultrasound-guided procedures, quality improvement methodologies, cardiac pathology, and more.

Simulation, monthly
Our experienced Simulation team utilizes high-fidelity medical simulation to cover a broad range of clinically-relevant topics in pediatric anesthesia.

Transitioning to Attending Seminars, quarterly
Faculty-lead seminars designed to provide a roadmap for a successful transition from trainee to attending, focusing on personal and interpersonal development. Topics include contract review, the business of medicine, personal finance, leadership skills, OR management, career building, and much more. ease the transition from trainee to attending.

Wellness Seminars, eighteen to twenty hours per year
Faculty who are trained wellness facilitators coordinate breakfast, lunch, and afternoon sessions throughout the academic year. These sessions focus on developing skills that will help the trainee to live well as an anesthesiologist.

Coaching Program, quarterly sessions
An experienced pediatric anesthesiologist and a certified coach, Dr Eric Wittkugel engages in group and personal coaching sessions with the fellows. These sessions represent an incredible chance to explore growth opportunities and to develop a vision for the future.

Pediatric Acute Pain Didactics, six 30-minute sessions during pain rotation
One-on-one teaching sessions between the pain attending and the fellow. These conversational talks are supplements to the block of pain medicine-focused lectures within the formal Tuesday didactic lectures.

Pediatric Anesthesia Journal Club, quarterly
Faculty-moderated discussion of recent significant journal articles.

Wednesday Morning Grand Rounds, monthly
Lectures from faculty pediatric anesthesiologists and other departments in the medical center, visiting professors from leading institutions around the world or faculty from the University of Cincinnati Department of Anesthesiology.

Wednesday Morning Research Conference, one hour every month
Faculty and fellows present research projects in the planning or results phase.

Wednesday Morning Continuous Quality Improvement, one hour every month
Faculty and fellows present recent clinical cases for discussion.