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Combined residency training in anesthesiology and pediatrics at Stanford/Packard

Posted 9:40 AM, April 11, 2011, by amaca

We are very pleased to announce a new and innovative combined residency training in anesthesiology and pediatrics at Stanford/Packard.

It is a true integrated program which requires the first (PGY-1) year to be all pediatrics, the second year all anesthesia, and each of the three subsequent years to be evenly divided, 6 months pediatrics alternating with 6 months anesthesia.

We have matched one person for this to start July 2011 and want to spread the word about this program nationally to recruit great applicants. Two people have started July 2012 and we will have two spots per yr.

This integrated program will require five, not six, years as would be necessary if these two residency programs were completed sequentially.

Please note:
---Application to the program requires applications and interviews to both the anesthesia and pediatrics residency.
---Physicians completing this training will be competent pediatricians and anesthesiologists capable of professional activity in either discipline.
---We expect that many graduates will develop careers focused on caring for children with complex medical and surgical conditions who are hospitalized and/or require perioperative/periprocedural management.
---Since the pediatric training largely occurs in the independent, Lucille Packard Children’s hospital, the program director of the combined program is the Director of the pediatric residency program as required by the The American Board of Pediatrics and The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.
---The Program Director is Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics. email = rblanke@stanford.edu
---I am the Associate Program Director.
---After completion of the combined residency, the candidate is qualified to take both the ABP and ABA certification examinations.
---For the NRMP match the program is Stanford Univ Progs-CA: Pediatrics-Anesthesiology C 1820726C0


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