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Pediatric Orthopeadics Fellowship Info for Applicants

 Application Process | Educational Program

 

A. Affiliated Institution
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

B. Number of Positions (For the current academic year)
1

C.Deadline:

Applications for pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowships will be accepted by the San Francisco Match (SFMP) from 9/1/2012 until 3/31/2013. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications early.

D. Start Date: August 1st End Date: July 31st

E. Accreditation Information
Accredited Fellowship

F. Program Director Information
Joshua E. Hyman, M.D.
Associate Professor

G. Faculty

Joseph P. Dutkowsky, MD
Joshua E. Hyman, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor
Francis Y. Lee, MD, Associate Professor
Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor
David P. Roye, Jr., MD, Professor
Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, Associate Professor

 

H. Application Process

The application process, application and additional information can be found through the San Francisco Match (SFMP) at http://www.sfmatch.org. To participate in the pediatric orthopedic surgery match, orthopedic surgery residents must register with the SFMP on their website. The registration fees are outlined on the website and vary depending on the number of programs that a resident applies to.

The application process for the 2013 fellowship year starts in September of 2012. Applications for pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowships will be accepted by the SFMP from 9/1/2012 until 3/31/2013. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications early.

I. Educational Program

The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship comprises clinical and research exposure to all aspects of children's orthopaedics including spinal deformity, extremity deformities, metabolic bone diseases and tumors, sports medicine, neuromuscular conditions, infections and trauma. Through this program, the Fellow will develop, and begin to master, the skills needed to manage a wide array of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. The goal of the Fellowship is to develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of children with orthopaedic conditions while developing the foundation for a subsequent career in academic and community orthopaedic surgery. Further we aim to have the Fellow become proficient in the six core competencies - patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.
 

Our inpatient facility is the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian (MSCHONY) at Columbia University Medical Center. MSCHONY, the main teaching hospital for the program, is a free-standing Children's Hospital with a full compliment of pediatric subspecialists including a level 1 NICU and PICU and a level 1 trauma facility. Outpatient facilities include the MSCHONY office as well as out patient facilities in Midtown Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey. Microsurgical and arthroscopy labs are available for clinical education. The Russell Hibbs Memorial Library is a dedicated orthopedic surgery library and computer lab, housing departmental archives, current volumes and journals, rare books, and information systems.
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The Fellow is an integral component of our clinical team and works in concert with our residents and nurse practitioners. In order to maximize the Fellow's clinical, research and mentoring opportunities, we have limited our program to one Fellow annually. The Fellow will occupy a clinical and educational position between the attending and resident staff. As the Fellow's skills and experience increases he or she will gradually take on greater clinical and educational responsibilities. The Fellow receives exposure to operative and nonoperative pediatric orthopaedics at a children's hospital which is also a Level I pediatric trauma center. The Fellow provides outpatient consultation, with faculty supervision, within the hospital-based pediatric orthopaedic center. In addition he or she provides support to the orthopaedic residents in the Emergency Department. Lastly the Fellow works closely with the supervising surgeon in the office and operating room.

The program offers many educational opportunities. The Fellow is expected to participate both as an educator and as an attendee. The cornerstone of our academic curriculum is the weekly case conference during which indications, contraindications, operative planning, and post-operative rehabilitation are discussed. The opinions of all participants are considered. This structure leads not only to lively discussion, but also to enhanced decision making for complex issues and provides for excellent teaching. In addition we have a weekly core curriculum lecture, Grand Rounds, journal club and additional subspecialty conferences.

We offer a wide range of research opportunities from basic science and animal labs to a very productive clinical and outcomes research group. The Fellow is encouraged to complete a research project, acceptable for presentation at national meetings, during the Fellow's tenure and will be closely mentored during this process.

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