How to Apply

The successful applicant will have an M.D. or equivalent and will have passed the Anesthesiology board exams or in the process of examinations by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Candidates must have completed a core residency program from an ACGME accredited program.

If interested in applying, please submit the online application located HERE.

In addition, please email, mail, or fax (319-356-2940) the following documents to the fellowship coordinator, Fatima Kenjar:

  • Letter of intent (personal statement)
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Official records of Board Scores (USMLE, NBME, FLEX or COMLEX). MUST have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – one from your anesthesiology residency program director and two additional letters of recommendation from faculty members.

Dr. Parra reviews all completed applications and makes the decision on whom to invite for an interview.


Applications are now being accepted for July 2019 start (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020).

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Fatima Kenjar, at 319-356-7205 or email