Pediatric Surgery – Overview/Curriculum

Our Pediatric Surgery Fellowship is structured to train a superb pediatric surgeon. The rotations are designed to provide outstanding didactic teaching and operative experience. The curriculum is set in a longitudinal fashion that involves exposure to the clinics, to the operating room, to the emergency room and trauma bays, and through quality improvement projects. Twenty-two months are spent working with key faculty from the department of pediatric surgery, one month is spent focusing pediatric care in our Pediatric ICU, and one month is spent focusing on neonatal care in our Neonatal ICU.

Mission and Aims

The primary aim of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program is to train a strong clinical pediatric surgeon that is capable of handling the breadth of pediatric surgical conditions. Skillsets developed include compassion, teamwork, leadership, and strong clinical abilities. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that are autonomous, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the field.

The program will be structured to provide a nurturing environment that promotes diversity, wellness, and clinical competence.

The program will utilize the most current education techniques and leverage technology in feedback.

The program will emphasize the ability to teach other learners including medical students, allied health students, residents, and advanced practitioners.

Trainees will play a prominent role in developing the program, conference topics, as well as leadership of the pediatric surgical team.

Research

Fellows will be required to participate in one quality improvement project during their two-year fellowship training program.

The fellow will be given a graduated amount of responsibility as the program progresses. By the end of the program, it is expected that the fellow will have had enough experience in the following fields to be considered competent:

  • Abdominal
  • Critical Care
  • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
  • Endocrine Anomalies
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Genitourinary Tract Conditions
  • Gynecological Conditions
  • Head and Neck
  • Neonatology
  • Non-Cardiac Thoracic
  • Oncology
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma and Burns

Fellows will complete rotations through the NICU and PICU, learning the essential skills for caring for critical neonates and children.