The Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship goals are:
- For each fellow to become a leader in musculoskeletal healthcare
- To train qualified orthopaedic surgeons in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the entire spine with an emphasis on the closely aligned subspecialty of neurological surgery
- To train orthopaedic surgeons to diagnose and treat hand and upper extremity conditions by focusing on the congenital and acquired conditions of the pediatric population.
- To refine technical skills necessary to treat the pediatric population in the surgical setting through direct implementation, supervision, observation and evaluation of the clinical fellow
- To promote enthusiasm for scholarly activity and research using clinical or lab-based experience and discussion of the related ethical issues
- To train fellows to understand the indications of non-surgical verses surgical intervention when treating the pediatric patient
- To impart a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, practicing and teaching pediatric orthopaedics
The broad educational goals of the Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship mirror the three-part mission statement of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center:
- Patient care
Thus, the fellow is expected to achieve a level of excellence − not just competence − in each of these areas as they relate to pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
Specific targets and strategies for achieving these goals are established for each fellow through discussion and counseling with faculty members, both before and during the fellowship.
The following are considered the minimum educational goals to be achieved during the fellowship training period: