Orthopedics Fellowship Program, Orlando

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Orthopedics Fellowship Program, Orlando

Program Overview

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.

Program Details

Number of positions available:

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)


Our Leadership

John F. Lovejoy, MD

Program Director, Orthopedics Fellowship Program

Department of Pediatrics, Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida

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  • PGY 1: $69,293.25
  • PGY 2: $71,960.95
  • PGY 3: $74,623.50
  • PGY 4: $77,291.20
  • PGY 5: $79,953.75
  • PGY 6: $82,621.45
  • PGY 7: $85,284.00
  • PGY 8: $87,951.70


  • medical
  • prescription drug
  • vision
  • dental
  • supplemental term life
  • voluntary universal life
  • short term disability (STD)
  • voluntary long term disability (LTD)
  • miscellaneous coverage plans (e.g., Legal Services, Accidental Death/Dismemberment)
  • flexible spending account (FSA)
  • health savings account (HSA)
  • retirement
  • work cell phone
  • computer
  • lab coat/jacket and personalized scrubs
  • malpractice insurance
  • reimbursement for licensure and required courses (PALS, BLS)
  • reimbursement for registration fees and travel expenses if presenting a poster at an educational conference
  • educational stipend of $1,000 each PGY year
  • unlimited, confidential free mental health coverage

Paid Leave

  • four weeks vacation per year
    • leave may be taken in up to 2, two-week blocks with Program Director approval 

Other Benefits

  • Health Risk Assessment: Provided to all FT and PT Associates at no cost. Program consists of an online health risk assessment and access to a health coach (care counselor).
  • Nurse Help Line: Provided to all FT and PT Associates and their families at no cost. Program provides toll-free access to a registered nurse, 24/7, for health care questions and advice.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Program provides confidential, short-term counseling to Associates and their dependents experiencing problems that may be affecting their work or other important areas of their life.
  • Gym Access

Top 10 Reasons to Train Here

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida opened in October 2012 in response to our community’s need for a free-standing, state-of-the-art children’s hospital. The goal: to address the issues of limited access to coordinated subspecialty care, and fragmented pediatric health care delivery in Orange County and throughout Florida.

  1. Nemours is entirely focused on the unique needs of children. As a pediatric organization, our care and environments are tailored specifically to kids.
  2. We invest in children, families, research, prevention and education to address evolving community health needs. We aim to provide leadership and services that restore and improve the health of children, with a high standard of quality — regardless of the patient’s financial status. 
  3. Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in rare, complex pediatric conditions who are eager to teach you.  
  4. Our location in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City is a beautiful setting for a children’s hospital like no other.
  5. We teach a care model that’s truly patient-centered. We honor the diversity of each family’s specific needs, opinions, beliefs, religions and cultural backgrounds — all of which can impact how they would like to receive care. 
  6. We care for the underserved outside of our hospital and outpatient practices by going into settings that provide institutional care, pediatric medical day care, LGBTQ services, migrant farm worker clinics, special young athlete programs and more. 
  7. Our research and clinical trials are changing the lives of children around the world — even those who never enter our doors.
  8. We have an established culture of quality and safety, with a tireless focus on continuous improvement.
  9. Our spirit of innovation means we use leading health care technologies such as telehealth, simulation and electronic health records.
  10. You have the opportunity to help build and shape the organization and its programs through meaningful work.


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Application Requirements

Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be held virtually this year. We'll work with you to find an appropriate time.

Currently Accepting Applications

To Apply:

Note: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applicants with ECFMG status for the clinical fellowship position.

To apply for vacancies outside the SF Match, please contact Jennifer Luther.


2023–2024: 1 vacancy
2024–2025: 1 vacancy

Questions About Applying?

Jennifer Luther
Executive Assistant
(407) 567-3369

John F. Lovejoy, MD
Program Director
(407) 650-7616