Department of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology Admissions


Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) – a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Applications are accepted Dec.1 to May 31 of each cycle.

A complete application includes the following items: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Directed personal essays (Visit the SPA website to view these questions common to all pediatric anesthesia fellowships)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's letter
  • Photo 
  • ABA In-Training Exam Scores* 
  • USMLE transcript

*Submit information, such as Basic Examination and CA-1 (and CA-2, if available) ITE scores, directly to Ms. Davelyn Smith, the Fellowship Program Coordinator.

TCH participates in the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Registration is required. Refer to the website for further information regarding the requirements for the Match. In general, all fellows begin training on August 1 of the year following the Match with some exceptions granted due to extenuating circumstances.

Typically, fellowship candidates are invited to Houston for a one-day interview with your expenses paid by the department for an overnight hotel stay. Due to the COVID-19 planning virtual interviews for AY2021-2022.

Applicants must be on track to complete anesthesiology training at an accredited program and be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Additionally, certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support must be obtained before the start of fellowship.

Questions regarding application status, email Davelyn Smith at


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