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.

The Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program application can be found on the Department of Anesthesia website. In addition to the on-line application, please e-mail, mail or fax (319-356-2940) the following documents:

  • 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.