Pediatric Orthopaedics fellows will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics including clinical, hospital-based, surgical, teaching, research and education opportunities.
- See patients with pediatric orthopaedic staff as assigned
- Work-up new patients: obtaining history and physical examination data, ordering appropriate x-rays, and discussing management with the attending staff physician
- Perform all procedures as directed
- Complete preoperative history and physical examination and ensure appropriate preoperative x-rays are available
- Make daily rounds on all in-patients
- Make postoperative check on all patients before discharge
- See all consults on inpatients and evaluate condition, collect lab data, order appropriate x-rays, scans, and relevant consults
- Discuss patient with attending staff physician
- Serve as first assistant to staff, primary surgeon as directed
- Oversee postoperative orders and brief operative notes
- Dictate all operative notes as directed
- Pediatric Conference: Weekly attendance is mandatory
- Core Curriculum Conference: attend as duties allow and fellow desires
- Journal Club: Attendance is mandatory as assigned; otherwise, strongly encouraged
- Assist residents in surgery when requested and available
- Time and facilities are available for clinical and basic science research projects. Research coordinator, manuscript preparation and statistical support is available to assist in this research through the Children's Foundation Research Institute's Biomedial Informatics and Biostatistics team.
- Fellow is required to work on at least one research project during the fellowship year. It is expected that this research will result in a presentation, a publication, or both. Learn more about our published research and research published by our past fellows.
- POST: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Techniques is an international course started by Drs. Jeffrey Sawyer and Todd Milbrandt (of Mayo Clinic). Current program directors are Drs. Derek Kelly and Christine Ho (of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas). The course focuses on pediatric orthopedic procedures on cadavers. The Course is held in Memphis at the MERI Lab.
- IPOS: International Pediatric Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting is held in Orlando in December. It is the flagship and highlight of the annual pediatric orthopedic educational calendar. The meeting boasts an very accomplished international faculty
- POSNA: Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting occurs every Spring. The meeting location changes every year. It is the largest gathering of pediatric orthopedic each year.
- SRS: Scoliosis Research Society has expanded from its original goal of learning about pediatric spinal deformity to now include pediatric as well as adult deformity and spinal trauma.
- AAOS: The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons hold an educational conference every year in the early spring. It is the largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons and providers in the world. Educational content is provided for every subspecialty in the field including pediatric orthopedics