Goals and Characteristics
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) was established in 1972 with the goal of providing exceptional training in the identification, management, and treatment of operative and non-operative pediatric orthopaedic disorders. The Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (AGGME) since 1990.
Located in the heart of New York City, HSS receives a myriad of orthopaedic conditions which range from the most common to the most complex. HSS fellows have access to all patients and are exposed to every aspect of pediatric orthopaedics including: early onset scoliosis, pediatric sports medicine, limb deformity, hip preservation, trauma, developmental dysplasia of the hip, clubfoot, and Cerebral Palsy. Ranked #1 by US News & World Report for 6 consecutive years, patients travel regionally and globally to our institution for care. The HSS Pediatric Orthopedic Fellow will be trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a full spectrum of conditions and have the opportunity to receive more advanced exposures during an 8 week elective block.
With over 23,000 pediatric outpatient visits and 3,000 pediatric surgical admissions annually our fellows receive broad exposure to all facets of pediatric orthopaedics and an opportunity to pursue special interests.
Comprised of nine attending surgeons who bring together a variety of subspecialty training backgrounds with a strong commitment to teaching, our faculty provides the highest quality of evidence based care. Our program is structured to allow fellows (HSS accepts one Pediatric Orthopedic Fellow per year) to work closely with each member of the service during an academic year that includes 4 eleven-week rotations and 1 eight-week elective thereby developing competency in the spectrum of care in each of our surgeon's subspecialty areas of interest:
Clinical Training Components
Annual Meeting and Course Support
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Service typically supports fellow attendance at 1–2 meetings or conferences per year. Supported conferences include:
Fellows are encouraged to participate in 2 research projects during the academic year.
Research resources include:
Compensation and Housing
Fellows are provided a stipend and benefits based on the cost of living in New York City, competitive with those of other institutions. 2016/17 Salary: $83,892 (plus fringe benefits) (payable in biweekly installments)
HSS will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Match and register for the Match.
The Pediatric Orthopaedics fellowship program at HSS accepts applications via the Central Application Service (CAS). Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.