The goal of our fellowship is to expose our fellow 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 Children's system of hundreds of pediatric subspecialists, our department is currently a group of seven pediatric orthopedic surgeons, three nonoperative sports medicine physicians, a nonoperative pediatric orthopedist, nine physician assistants and a full-time PhD research coordinator.
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: 460
Call Schedule: Our fellow spends one month rotating in the resident home-call schedule (average every 5th night) to learn our processes and then transitions 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 fellow is backed up by staff while on call, but has the opportunity to teach and to make decisions independently.
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Premier Pediatric Collaboration
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida is the orthopedic fellowship program’s sponsoring institution and the primary site. The hospital is part of the Nemours, which is one of the nation’s largest integrated pediatric health systems — and the only one with two free-standing children’s hospitals.
We educate Orthopedic residents from the University of Central Florida/HCA ACGME consortium. 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
Our interview dates for this match cycle are: November 30, 2020, December 14, 2020, January 11, 2021, February 15, 2021
Accreditation: POSNA (yes) ACGME (no)