Residents spend three consecutive months doing pediatric anesthesia at the world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital in Boston during the CA-2 year. Residents may return for up to two additional months during their CA-3 year. Residents will learn basic principles of pediatric anesthesia in dealing with healthy children undergoing elective procedures, and will also care for children with complex medical problems. The rotation also gives BIDMC residents a chance to meet residents from other Harvard hospitals who also rotate at Boston Children's Hospital.
You do a variety of cases at Boston Children's Hospital; examples include ENT cases, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, hernia repairs, genitourinary procedures, surgery for pyloric stenosis and duodenal atresia, and appendectomies. You take 24 hour overnight call at Boston Children's Hospital; the call team consists of 2 residents, one pediatric anesthesia fellow, and one attending. Common cases on call include orthopedic cases e.g. for fractures, and removal of foreign bodies from the airway. This is a unique opportunity to work with children from newborns to teenagers, and manage all the anesthestic and social issues that arise from the different age groups.