Required clinical rotations during the fellowship year consist of at least six months of general pediatric anesthesia (general, urologic, orthopedic, otolaryngologic, ophthalmologic, craniofacial, thoracic, neurosurgical, offsite), two months of cardiac anesthesia including pediatric cardiac catheterization lab experience, one month of pediatric pain management, two weeks of neonatal ICU, and two weeks of pediatric ICU. Four weeks of paid vacation time, as well as conference time with an expectation of attendance and presentation at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia winter meeting are also included. One month of elective clinical anesthesia experience or research time is available subject to an approved research project.
Sample Rotation Schedule
My Mission to India
When Dr. Swati Patel, our department pediatric chief, approached me to join her on a mission to India with Medical Missions for Children (www.mmfc.org), I literally jumped at the opportunity. During my last year of residency at UCLA, I had the opportunity to travel to Arequipa, Peru with the Hearts with Hope Organization (www.heartswithhope.org) on a two-week mission. - by Christine Trieu, MD
More information about clinical research in the Department of Anesthesiology
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Our faculty is committed to the continued excellence and improvement of our teaching program. Along with daily perioperative teaching including case-related discussions on preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management, our didactics include the following:
- Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Lecture Series
weekly Monday afternoon faculty-led lectures on core topics in pediatric anesthesiology. Our multidisciplinary lecture series includes relevant didactics by invited expert speakers from other pediatric specialties.
- Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows' Journal Club
quarterly fellow-led journal club on recently published relevant article(s) within pediatric anesthesiology
- Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow Lecture
semiannual fellow lecture, allowing in-depth study of a topic of their choice
- Congenital Heart Disease Seminar Series
faculty-led lecture series on congenital heart disease pathophysiology and management
- Research Lecture Series
faculty-led lecture series on the fundamentals of research design and conduct, and the interpretation and presentation of data
- Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds
weekly Wednesday morning departmental conference with CME credit available
Fellows are also encouraged to take advantage of the numerous available conferences and didactics outside of the Department, including but not limited to:
- Pediatric Cardiology Case Conference
multidisciplinary weekly Wednesday morning case conference attended by specialists including pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiac anesthesia
- Pediatric Surgery Case Conference
multidisciplinary weekly Tuesday afternoon case conference
Sample Didactic Schedule
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2021 - 2022 Fellow Profiles
Jean Vo, MD
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec/Cupertino, California
Undergraduate: UCLA, BS Neuroscience
Medical School: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Why I chose UCLA: I'm a strong believer in having a proper and healthy environment to learn. I chose UCLA because of their enthusiasm in fellow education, the myriad of complexity in cases, and the resources for career advancement. I felt that UCLA would provide me with all those things on top of being part of an amazing pediatric anesthesia family. I wanted to come to a program with faculty who were as excited (if not more) than I was to come into work. It was an easy pick, as I have heard strong impressions from previous alumni who also had a great work-life balance.
Dr. Jean Vo emigrated to the US from Montreal when he was 11 years old and spoke French as his first language. He is a culinary enthusiast and enjoys learning about culinary arts and various food cultures. Dr. Vo’s interests also include sport and fitness events (including golf, football, basketball, and nature explorations).
Elizabeth Kremen, MBBS
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate: UCB, BA Physics and English
Medical School: University of Queensland School of Medicine
Residency: Anesthesiology, Illinois Advocate Masonic Medical Center
Why I chose UCLA: I loved how friendly and team-oriented everyone was and appreciated the focus on providing the best multidisciplinary care to our pediatric patients.
Dr. Elizabeth Kremen loves exploring, near and abroad, and has visited over 30 countries. She enjoys finding new restaurants and local cultural events. She appreciates the outdoors and has hiked the Salkantay Trail in Peru and backpacked the Routeburn Track in New Zealand.
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