Pediatric orthopedic fellowship
Boston Children's Orthopedic Center offers three fellowship positions each academic year for specialty training in pediatric orthopedic surgery.
With maximum exposure in the areas of congenital deformities, growth disorders, spinal surgery, neuromuscular disease, and trauma, each fellow will spend six months on each of the orthopedic surgical teams within the department. There is also significant exposure in subspecialty areas of pediatric orthopedic surgery in hand and upper extremity, sports medicine and tumors.
Fellows gain a broad experience in both operative and non-operative treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. Laboratory and clinical research is available and supported by the department. Fellows are responsible for completing at least one research project during their time at Children's.
The entire fellowship experience is on the main campus of Boston Children's Hospital without rotation to affiliated hospitals. An academic appointment for fellows is through Harvard Medical School.
The lecture schedule for both residency and fellowship programs includes:
- Basic science conferences
- Clinical pediatric orthopedic conferences
- Fellows' case conference
- Journal Club
- Chief's conference for case presentation
- Fracture conference
- Indication conference
Beginning in September 2009, the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP) for fellowships starting in August of 2011. For complete details on requirements and the application process, visit the San Francisco Matching Program website.
Orthopedic fellowship in hip joint-preserving surgery
A fellowship in adolescent and young adult pelvic hip preservation surgery is offered by the Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program, within the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital. The fellowship is a 12-month experience, though 6-month slots are occasionally available.
The fellowship candidate should have completed a recognized orthopedic residency program. An established interest in hip joint preservation is assumed. A certificate of recognition will be awarded to the fellow upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship program.
The hip joint preservation fellowship experience based at Boston Children's provides an intensive clinical exposure to a variety of disorders of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult hip. The referral base is national and international. There is exposure to cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including Biodex evaluation of hip abductor muscle function, CT analysis of hip deformity, and MR analysis of labral and articular cartilage pathology. Direct experience in periacetabular osteotomy, a variety of proximal femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocations and hip arthroscopy will be provided. Clinical and/or basic research work in conjunction with the fellowship is encouraged and supported.
Please see the Orthopedic fellowship in hip joint preserving surgery application, in pdf format, for submission by mail.
For more information on the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program or the Hip Fellowship Program, please contact:
Medical Education Coordinator
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 218-4924
Fax: (617) 730-0465
Pediatric orthopedic residency
Boston Children's Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching facility for the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Residents spend six months of their third program year at Boston Children's.
For more information please visit the on the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program website.
Harvard Medical School clerkship program
The Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's, one of the Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, offers elective surgical and clinical courses available for 4th-year medical school students.
These courses involve interactions with the pediatric orthopedic service at Children's in the divisions of sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can be arranged to meet the needs of the advanced student, with exposure to outpatient clinical care, inpatient care, surgical procedures, and attendance at core curriculum lectures. The student will integrate into the department service through contact with attendings, residents and fellows. On call will be one night per week.
Please visit the Harvard Medical School for more information.