Pediatric Orthopaedic/Spine Fellowship Program
The goal of our fellowship program in Pediatric Orthopaedics is to provide a broad clinical exposure to pediatric orthopaedics, including experience in the administrative practices of an academic setting. One Fellow will be accepted into the program each year. All applicants must have completed an orthopaedic residency and be eligible to obtain a Tennessee medical license.
Mentored by six faculty pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, the fellow will be exposed to extensive outpatient and inpatient care in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal diseases of children. Our scope of practice includes treatment and management of simple and complex fractures; pediatric and adolescent sports injuries; scoliosis and other spine deformities; neuromuscular disorders; congenital deformities of the hip, knee and foot; limb length discrepancies; congenital hand and upper extremity conditions; and bone tumors and infections.
The Fellow will participate in educational lectures, grand rounds, monthly journal club, and bi-weekly case conferences. Clinical and basic science research opportunities are available and supported. The Fellow is encouraged to complete a research project acceptable for presentation at a national meeting.
This fellowship is a one year program. Compensation is at a PGY- 6 level. The fellow is entitled to four weeks vacation (no vacation during two weeks at the start of the fellowship or two weeks at the end of the fellowship) and is entitled to attend one academic meeting for which expenses will be paid.
This fellowship participates in the San Francisco match program.
Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, under the direction of Andrew Gregory, M.D., is a two-year, joint program between Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in pediatrics, internal medicine and emergency medicine.
This non-operative program involves active participation in providing both musculoskeletal and medical coverage for varsity and high school athletes. The fellows have their own primary team coverage assignments. In addition to the primary focus of learning musculoskeletal examination skills, fellows also focus on systemic and general medical concerns of athletes such as exercise-induced asthma, nutritional guidance, and prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries via appropriate training therapy methods.
Fellows in this program participate in clinic with all sports medicine faculty as well as conduct one clinic each week in their area of specialty. Active participation in weekly didactic conferences on sports medicine topics as well as appropriate resident conferences is encouraged. Fellows also develop and complete an appropriate research project during the two-year period for publication of results and findings.
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