Clinical Responsibilities

The clinical fellow is treated as a junior faculty member within the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and is expected to accept and respond to this responsibility in an appropriate fashion. Under the supervision of specific faculty members, the fellow will attain and exercise this responsibility in a graduated fashion. Initial close supervision of the fellow’s decision-making process concerning simple and complex pediatric orthopaedic problems evolves into a more independent, but still supervised, process as the fellow develops into a budding pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.

The clinical fellow is expected to progressively increase his ability to independently assess patients with spine or related problems and formulate treatment plans in the out-patient setting. This process begins with the fellow observing and learning from the respective teaching faculty, and then progresses toward the fellow performing independent patient evaluations, synthesizing pertinent information and formulating a treatment plan that is simply confirmed or only modified slightly by faculty members. Fellows are required to assist with their attending’s clinics, research rare conditions on patients they may see and participate in research (clinical or lab).

Work Hours

The regular work hours for clinical fellows at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are:

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 5 pm

On-Call

Orthopaedic Surgery fellows at Cincinnati Children’s provide secondary back-up call (from home) to orthopaedic residents. This occurs one weekend a month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and during the chief’s vacation and out dates per ACGME guidelines.

Vacation and Conference Time

The clinical Peds Ortho fellows are allotted a total of 25 working days per year for conference / CME / personal course attendance. This time does NOT include hospital stipulated holidays.