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Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) are pleased to announce the commencement of combined integrated training in internal medicine and anesthesiology. This combined integrated program will require five, not six, years of training and allow for the development of physicians to be fully qualified and certified in both specialties.

Combined training consists of a coherent educational experience in two or more closely related specialty or subspecialty programs. The duration of combined training is longer than any one of its component specialty programs standing alone, and shorter than all its component specialty programs together.

A special agreement exists between ABIM and the ABA whereby an applicant may fulfill the training requirements for certification in internal medicine and anesthesiology by completing five years of combined training.

Physicians completing this training should be competent internists and anesthesiologists capable of professional activity in either discipline. The strengths of both an internal medicine and an anesthesiology residency complement each other to provide the optimal educational experience and develop leaders in the field.

A link to the program requirements for combined training in internal medicine and anesthesiology as well as a link to the program application can be found below. Both Boards are currently accepting applications from programs interested in offering this combined residency training beginning July 2013.

Every program that wishes to offer this combined training must be approved by both ABIM and the ABA before residents are recruited.

Adobe Acrobat Document Combined Training Requirements for Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Adobe Acrobat Document Program Application Form for Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.


Approved Training Programs for Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology

Stanford University

University of California - San Diego

Medical College of Wisconsin

Loma Linda University



Pediatrics and Anesthesiology

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) are pleased to announce the commencement of combined integrated training in pediatrics and anesthesiology. This combined integrated program will require five, not six, years of training and allow for the development of physicians to be fully qualified and certified in both specialties.

Combined training consists of a coherent educational experience in two or more closely related specialty or subspecialty programs. The duration of combined training is longer than any one of its component specialty programs standing alone, and shorter than all its component specialty programs together.

A special agreement exists between the ABP and the ABA whereby an applicant may fulfill the training requirements for certification in pediatrics and anesthesiology by completing five years of combined training.

It is anticipated that many trainees will develop careers focused on caring for children with complex medical and surgical conditions who are hospitalized and/or require perioperative/periprocedural management. The strengths of both a pediatric and anesthesiology residency complement each other to provide the optimal educational experience and develop leaders in the field.

A link to the Program Requirements for combined training in pediatrics and anesthesiology as well as a link to the program application can be found below. Both Boards are currently accepting applications from programs interested in offering this combined residency training beginning July 2010.

Every program that wishes to offer this combined training must be approved by both the ABP and the ABA before residents are recruited.

Adobe Acrobat Document Combined Training Requirements for Pediatrics and Anesthesiology.

Adobe Acrobat Document Program Application Form for Pediatrics and Anesthesiology.

Approved Training Programs for Pediatrics and Anesthesiology


Children’s Hospital Boston and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital

University of California, Irvine and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital

Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

The University of North Carolina Hospitals

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical College of Wisconsin

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