Application Process

Beginning with the 2016-17 fellowship selection year, we and most programs will be participating in the NRMP match program. Our selection requirments and process will not change:

Requirements for consideration

We consider candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Either
    • Completion of residency training in Anesthesiology, or
    • Current anesthesiology resident training in good standing and targeted for completion before the beginning of fellowship training.
  • Either
    • American Board of Anesthesiology board certification as diplomate, or
    • Targeted for ABA board-eligible status by the beginning of fellowship training.
  • Completed application

A completed application includes the following:

  • Cover letter with preferred starting date and statement of purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae, including
    • Address, contact information
    • Present work status
    • Citizenship
    • All education experience, beginning with undergraduate
    • All professional experience (including internship, residency, other postgraduate training / education)
    • All work & research experience
    • Licensure, if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current Residency Program Director, or equivalent (e.g., chief of anesthesia for those applicants currently in practice).
  • Copies of Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE) scores

Selected applicants will be invited for a personal interview at Vanderbilt. We begin considering applicants in January each year (18 months before program start date).  Prior to interview arrangements, the Vanderbilt Medical Center Residency/Fellowship Application must also be completed - See the Vanderbilt GME page.

Further Questions

We welcome further inquiries about the application process.  Kindly direct these to Donna Ray Anthony, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator, 615-322-8476.

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