The fellow is expected to excel both as a student and as an educator. These are essential lifelong skills for an effective pediatric orthopaedist.
In the role of student, the fellow is expected to attend all scheduled pediatric orthopaedic lectures given at Cincinnati Children’s and at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. Furthermore, the fellow is expected to be self-directed in his reading and preparation in general, but know when appropriate faculty direction should be sought.
In the role as an educator, the fellow is expected to present lectures to the house staff in a manner befitting a junior faculty member.
The fellow’s daily involvement with the education of orthopaedic residents is particularly important, as such interaction has a synergistic effect on learning and consolidation of key concepts.
The fellow is expected to communicate in a clear and concise fashion and use audio-visual materials appropriately during presentations, as these skills are basic necessities to the pediatric orthopaedist.