Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
Internationally trained pediatric surgeons seeking additional training. Consideration is also given to international medical graduates who have completed general surgery residency training and seek primary training in pediatric surgery. All foreign medical graduates must hold a valid license to practice medicine in his/her country of origin. Each applicant must submit:
- Program application
- An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
- Two letters of recommendation from his/her host institution
- A personal statement, including career plans upon completion of the fellowship with us
- Valid ECFMG certificate, which requires passing Step 1 and both part of Step 2 of the USMLE.
All documents are reviewed by the program director. All eligible candidates will receive a phone/virtual interview by the program director and other faculty. Candidates will be selected based on accomplishments, potential impact in their home country upon completion of the fellowship, and ability to integrate into the team and structure at Cincinnati Children’s.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the fellowship is to provide international fellows (ideally from resource-constrained environments) with exposure to the breadth and depth of pediatric surgery on our service, building their competency in the clinical management of routine pediatric surgical problems and their technical skills to perform pediatric surgical operations. During the training period, the trainee will participate in the care of pediatric surgery patients with our current residents, sharing operative and on-call responsibilities, along with active participation in the educational activities of our department. Further, this individual will rotate in the pediatric subspecialty areas of Colorectal, Urology, Otolaryngology, and Neonatology. Additional opportunities exist to rotate in Trauma, Fetal, Vascular Anomalies, and Orthopedics as is applicable for the fellow’s home environment.
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