Pediatrics & Anesthesiology

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the ABA launched a combined training program in pediatrics and anesthesiology in 2009 that enables physicians to fulfill the training requirements for certification in pediatrics and anesthesiology by completing five, rather than six, years of training. Graduates may then qualify for board certification in both specialties after satisfactorily completing the five-year combined training program.

It is anticipated that many trainees will develop careers focused on caring for children with complex medical and surgical conditions who are hospitalized and/or require perioperative/periprocedural management. The strengths of both a pediatric and anesthesiology residency complement each other to provide the optimal educational experience and develop leaders in the field.

Every combined training program in anesthesiology and pediatrics must be approved by both the ABP and the ABA before residents are recruited. Individuals who wish to apply to any approved program should contact the program directly.

Approved Training Programs