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How to Apply

UI Children's Hospital


  1. Applicants must have completed a 4-year ACGME-approved anesthesia residency.
  2. Must be able to apply successfully for an Iowa state medical license.
  3. Board eligible or board certified in Anesthesia.

Application Process

  1. For the 2022 appointment year (fellowship begins on July 1, 2022), applicants should submit their application through ERAS – ERAS for Fellowship Applicants. Applicants can begin applying to December cycle ACGME fellowship programs, which applies to Pediatric Anesthesia, beginning on November 17, 2020. Thru ERAS, you will submit your:
    • Curriculum vitae/resume
    • In place of a personal statement on the ERAS application, applicants should answer question #1 as well as any two (2) of the questions #2a-2d. Please identify the question you intend to answer at the top of each answer.

      Question 1:
      What particular personal qualifications and characteristics will allow you to become an effective consultant in pediatric anesthesiology, and why is it important to you to become a pediatric anesthesiologist?

      Question 2:
      Please choose two of the following questions to answer.
      2a. How will completion of a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship allow you to further your goals?
      2b. Describe what you consider to be your most significant contribution or achievement, including the impact you made.
      2c. Being a part of hospital leadership should be important to anesthesiologists. What role do you think you might take within the leadership structure of your future hospital?
      2d. Describe a challenging situation in your life or career and what you learned from it.
    • ERAS application
    • Letter of reference from Anesthesia residency program director
    • Two additional letters of reference from either pediatric anesthesia faculty, other anesthesia faculty, or the Anesthesia Chair.
    • USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3
    • Copy of ECFMG certificate (applies to international medical graduates only)
    • Medical school Dean’s letter (MSPE-medical school performance evaluation)
  2. Fellowship applicants must register with the NRMP starting in June 2020. Match day occurs in mid-October 2021, with the fellowship beginning on July 1, 2022.
  3. Applicants should email their ABA Basic Exam report and ABA In-Training Exam scores as a CA-1. Once the CA-2 ITE report is available, please email that to the fellowship coordinator as well. 
  4. Following review of a completed application and all supplemental documents, applicants may be offered an interview. Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for the 2021-2022 recruiting cycle will be conducted online.
  5. Deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2021. Late applications may be considered.
  6. For additional information about the fellowship program, contact:

    Tammi Steffen, BS
    Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator
    Department of Anesthesia
    University of Iowa Health Care
    200 Hawkins Drive, 6-JCP
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1079