Q: I’m an anesthesia intern and I’m really interested in cardiothoracic anesthesia. What is the best way to prepare myself to be accepted into a top fellowship program like Duke?

A: Speaking as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist myself and a former cardiothoracic fellowship program director, the best preparation for a top tier cardiothoracic fellowship (or any subspecialty fellowship for that matter) is by building a strong foundation in the fundamentals of anesthesiology during your residency training. Many trainees have asked me...

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Q: What fellowships do Duke Anesthesia residents commonly pursue?

A: The most common fellowship pursued by our residents is cardiothoracic anesthesia. Here is a list of our 2015 graduates and their post-graduate plans: Brad Berndt – Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship, Duke Kayla Bryan – Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of WI Eric Ehieli – Critical Care...

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