The fellowship actively supports, guides, and promotes the education of the fellow through a didactic and clinical curriculum, and the faculty is responsible for the oversight, management, and evaluation of that education. As with all postgraduate programs, the fellow is primarily responsible for his/her own education, by maintaining and inquisitive attitude, obtaining educational material, and applying new knowledge to clinical cases. The majority of the fellow’s education occurs through direct interaction with the attending anesthesiologist in clinical management of patient care.

The didactic curriculum includes:

  • Morning conferences on topics in pediatric anesthesiology: while provided for the education of the resident as well as the fellow, it is expected that the fellow either demonstrates the knowledge presented in the lecture, or attends the lecture.
  • Tuesday morning conference: weekly two-hour combination of Grand. Rounds and Case Conferences.
  • Monthly Wellness Grand Rounds in association with the Department of Anesthesiology.
  • Reading groups: the fellows will review a pediatric anesthesiology textbook during the year. The material will be discussed and written exams will document completion and understanding. The current textbook is A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children by Charles Cote, Jerrold Lerman, and I. David Todres.
  • Fellows’ Conference: protected time for two hours each week dedicated strictly to fellows’ education through lectures, simulation sessions, or exams.
  • Journal clubs: organized approximately every other month, the fellows are responsible for selection and presentation of the articles to be discussed with the faculty and residents.
  • Mock oral examinations: approximately every other month
  • Oral Board review course: extensive review course is offered by the faculty extending 10 weeks. A mock OSCE is also offered by the MOCA certified simulation center at UAMS by anesthesia department.
  • PALS certification: the fellow is required to receive training and certification in pediatric advanced life support provided by the department.
  • IHI Modules: All fellows are required to complete the following on Institute on Healthcare Improvement (IHI) courses, within their first 6 months of training:
    • Patient Safety modules (PS 100 – 106)
    • Leadership module 101 (L 101)
    • Patient – and – Family – Centered – Care module (PFC 101)
    • Quality Cost and Value module (QCV 101)
    • Quality Improvement modules (QI 101 – 106)
  • In addition, an Exclusive child maltreatment Curriculum, Professionalism Curriculum, and Quality Improvement (QI) Curriculum is also offered during the fellowship year.

Research Requirements

All fellows must conduct or be substantially involved in a scholarly project per ACGME requirements. A faculty advisor will be assigned to collaborate on said project. Additional research assistant is available if needed.


Contact Us

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Bailey Tucker, Education Coordinator
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Slot 203
Little Rock, AR 72202
Telephone: 501-364-3933
Fax: 501-364-2939