Orthopedics Fellowship Program
The goal of our fellowship is to expose our fellows to the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic care in a busy clinical practice, including all aspects of spinal deformity, trauma, sports medicine, limb deformity, hip pathology, neuromuscular and congenital conditions. Within Nemours’ system of hundreds of pediatric subspecialists, our department is currently a group of six pediatric orthopedic surgeons, assisted by a nonoperative sports medicine physician, a nonoperative pediatric orthopedist, a full-time PhD research coordinator and multiple physician extenders.
Number of positions available: 1
Rotation Schedule: We use a mentorship model at the beginning of each academic year, where the fellow will rotate with each attending for one month. For the rest of the year, we focus on the services where the fellow wants to spend extra time to develop their interests or to enhance their skills pending independent practice.
Average Case Volume for our Fellow: 375
Call Schedule: Our fellows spend one month rotating in the resident home-call schedule (average every 5th night) to learn our processes. They then transition to the attending call schedule. The attendings take call one week at a time (average every 7th week) with appropriate help from our residents, PAs and cast techs. Our fellows are backed up by staff while on call, but have the opportunity to teach and to make decisions independently.
Premier Pediatric Collaboration
We are affiliated with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the only tertiary referral children’s hospital in the northeast Florida and southern Georgia region. Wolfson is a Pediatric Trauma Center, and our Emergency Department is staffed entirely by fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.
We educate residents from the University of Florida and the Mayo Clinic. Our fellow participates directly in resident education. Our fellow can develop their clinical and surgical skills in a setting that allows for independent judgment, while maintaining appropriate supervision. Our academic schedule includes cross-site collaborative conferences with our colleagues at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware.
Our interview dates for this match cycle are: November 30, 2020, December 14, 2020, January 11, 2021, February 15, 2021
Nemours covers the costs of lodging for candidate interviews, and offers a stipend for travel expenses.
Accreditation: POSNA (yes) ACGME (no)