Fellows work in the office with the faculty member, examining patients and taking histories from patients under faculty supervision. Inpatient and emergency room consultations are performed under direct and indirect faculty supervision.
The fellow will have a shared responsibility for all surgical patients from the Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics on the inpatient floors. Patients are evaluated during daily rounds by a faculty member and the fellow or resident. Discussions of current and continued patient management are undertaken during these rounds. The fellow is expected to work as a team with residents and mid-level providers.
Fellows are expected to instruct residents, medical students, and allied health professionals in the office setting, the inpatient ward, the emergency room and the operating room. In addition, the fellow is required to prepare cases for conference weekly, give a didactic lecture to residents every two months, and organize the monthly journal club.
During the fellowship year, the fellow serves as a first assistant to faculty in a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic cases. The fellow's roles in each case gradually increases as the fellow gains proficiency in each surgical procedure. Through this method of training, the fellow learns to become a technically precise, confident surgeon who can work efficiently and independently.
Call is OPTIONAL but may be elected, as it gives the fellow additional exposure to pediatric trauma.