In the fall of 2012, the University of North Carolina received approval from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Anesthesiology to offer combined residency training in pediatrics and anesthesiology. This integrated program will facilitate the development of physicians who are fully qualified in both specialties. Upon completion of this five year combined residency, graduates will be eligible for board certification in both pediatrics and anesthesiology.
University of North Carolina Hospitals is a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina. The Hospitals’ mission is to deliver high-quality patient care, educate health care professionals, advance research, and provide community service. UNC Hospitals comprises more than 7,100 employees, 1,100 medical staff, and 780 resident physicians. With 783 licensed beds, 150 of which are pediatric beds, UNC Hospitals includes the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina Women’s Hospital, and the new North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
The University of North Carolina offers a unique opportunity for the resident training in pediatrics and anesthesiology in that the large majority of their educational experience will occur in one facility. The close physical proximity of the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology will facilitate the resident’s participation in individual departmental didactics as well as promote the residents’ complete immersion in each categorical residency program. Additionally, there already exists a strong relationship between the Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology from years of our faculty and residents working closely together.
The program will be under the direction of Dr. Julie Byerley from the Department of Pediatrics and Dr. Harendra Arora from the Department of Anesthesiology.