The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine offers a wide variety of clinical and research orientated fellowship training opportunities. We offer fellowships in all the subspecialty areas certified by the ACGME and in addition a variety of innovative faculty-fellowship positions.
The ACGME is responsible for the organization and oversight of graduate medical education in the US and currently accredits subspecialty training in 4 disciplines. Pain, Pediatric Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, and Critical Care. Our Pain, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care fellowships have been long established and are all fully accredited for the maximum 5 years allowed by the ACGME. Our Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship was very well established and highly successful before the ACGME began accrediting CT anesthesia and was one of the first programs to be accredited by the ACGME when this new fellowship came in to being several years ago.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has developed a number of exciting and innovative training opportunities for individuals who wish to gain advanced clinical and academic experience working with nationally and internationally renowned experts in subspecialty areas of anesthesiology. Our faculty fellowship positions are highly competitive and offer one- and two-year experiences in the subspecialty areas of:
Other fellowships which may be considered include quality and safety, education, sleep medicine, geriatric anesthesia, and operating room management. For more information regarding these programs, contact Dr. Monica Vavilala, Faculty Fellowship Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The overall educational goals of the faculty fellowship positions are to provide advanced clinical and academic training and education in a particular subspecialty of anesthesia, and the opportunity to engage in clinical work as a junior faculty member. Our faculty fellowships are beneficial both for anesthesiologists contemplating an academic career, and those considering private practice, providing additional depth to their background in this increasingly competitive job market.
Our faculty fellows spend 60% of their time engaged in fellowship-related educational activities including:
Further details of individual educational goals and objectives and training opportunities may be obtained from the individual fellowship pages:
The following will give you a sample of some of the projects the fellows of 2012-2013 accomplished:
Please follow this ITHS Career Development Series to learn about career development and the conduct of clinical research:
To fulfill their requirement of responsible conduct of research, all our faculty fellows complete the CITI web-based training by taking the combined social behavioral and biomedical course:
Forty percent of fellowship time is spent as a junior attending with clinical, supervisory and in-house call commitments. This clinical work provides recent residency program graduates an opportunity to practice independently and develop their own style of clinical practice with expert mentorship close at hand. It provides more seasoned graduates the chance to maintain their clinical practice skills caring for some of the most complex and high-acuity cases in the region.
All faculty fellowship positions begin on September 1st and are completed on August 31st the next year or two years. Fellows may negotiate an earlier commencement date for clinical experience to become oriented to the UW operating rooms, clinical practice and systems; however the completion date will remain August 31st. The additional months will be spent in predominately clinical work. The formal fellowship training will begin on September 1st.
Faculty fellowships are not accredited by the ACGME; however the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine will provide a Certification of Completion of Training for all faculty fellows who successfully complete the fellowship program. Faculty fellows are expected to complete 12 months (or 24 months for those in a two-year fellowship) in order to receive their Certificate of Completion of Training.
Faculty fellows will receive an annual academic allowance of $1500; details of acceptable uses of this academic fund may be obtained from the department's administrative office. Full details are available on the of the Faculty Fellowship Roles and Responsibilities page.
Applicants must have completed residency in an accredited graduate training program and passed all three steps of the USMLE to be eligible for consideration.
The application process for all the faculty fellowships requires that interested applicants send the following information:
Baya D. Walls
Faculty Fellowship Program Assistant
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington, Box 356540
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6540
phone: 206-221-3017 / fax: 206-543-2958
The next deadline for applications to the faculty fellowship program is December 1, 2014 for positions beginning in the fall of 2015. Preference will be given to applicants completing their application before this date, and to applicants for two-year positions. For off-cycle application questions please contact Baya D. Walls (see above) or Dr. Monica Vavilala (see below).
Additional information may be required by the individual fellowships. Please refer to each fellowship specific webpage by the links.
International medical graduates interested in the faculty fellowship positions must provide evidence that they have graduated from a medical school accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO), successfully completed a residency in anesthesiology, and hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in their country of residence.
The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine will sponsor an H1B Visa for highly qualified candidates wishing to undertake a faculty fellowship, with preference given to those candidates undertaking a two-year program.
In order to qualify for an H1B Visa, applicants who are graduates of foreign medical schools must have completed ALL STEPS OF USMLE. For more information about the USMLE see: http://www.usmle.org
Candidates must be able to communicate proficiently in English. The Department may require TOEFL certification for graduates if their native language is not English. Since the H1B visa application process takes a minimum of six months, International medical graduates with the required qualifications are encouraged to apply for a fellowship position at least eight months to one year ahead of their anticipated start date.
If you have questions about the fellowships please contact the Director of Faculty Fellowships:
Monica S. Vavilala, MD
Harborview Medical Center Box 359724