Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training Program of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides fellows with complete education in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. The educational program combines basic science knowledge of otolaryngology and the communication sciences in conjunction with clinical aspects of diagnosis and the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the head and neck in children. Inherent in the training program is exposure to children of all ages ranging from the newborn to adolescence and increasing familiarity with genetic and non-genetic dysmorphic children. As part of the on-going training, the fellow is expected to review the complex anatomy, embryology and physiology of the head and neck and be familiar with the epidemiology, pathology and microbiology of disorders of the head and neck in children.

The first year of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME. During the course of the first year, the fellow will be expected to master the curriculum (outlined below). Feedback will be provided to the fellow at various points throughout the year in order to insure that goals are being met. The fellow and faculty will also have the opportunity to formally evaluate the program quarterly. Informal, bilateral feedback between the fellow and program director is always highly encouraged.

The second year of fellowship (when applicable), is non-accredited and geared towards the enhancement of specific clinical, research and leadership goals determined by the fellow and program director.

  • Curriculum

    The Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an ACGME approved program.

  • How to apply

    Please follow the San Francisco Match CAS instructions and mail the following, non-CAS required materials, to Beth McCullough, program coordinator, at the address listed below (no staples please):

    • CV
    • MD license copy, if applicable
    • Board score copies (USLME Steps I-III, FLEX Parts I-III, NBME Parts I-III or ECFMG equivalent)

    Additional information

    • Application deadline: December 31 (in accordance with San Francisco Matching Program CAS Instructions)
    • Start date: July 1
    • Program duration: One or two years
    • Accreditation: Yes
    • Fellows/positions per year: Two

    Program director

    Steven E. Sobol, MD, MSc
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Richard D. Wood Center, First Floor
    34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399

    Program coordinator

    Beth Ann B. McCullough
    Children's Surgical Associates, Ltd.
    34th St. & Civic Center Blvd., 1 Wood
    Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    215-590-1582; fax: 215-590-3986

    University Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Licensing Requirements: Pennsylvania licensure required
    Program Requirements: Completion of an approved Otolaryngology residency program in either the United States or Canada
    Appointment Level: Fellow
    Operating Privileges: Staffing required
    Clinic Responsibilities: Separate clinic
    Operative Experience: Extensive exposure to all aspects of pediatric otolaryngological surgery with emphasis on otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, bronchoesophagology, and laryngeal reconstruction
    Research: Opportunities are available to participate in clinical and basic science research projects
    Resident Supervision: Yes
    Case Load: Total departmental cases include 9500+ operative cases and approximately 35,000+ outpatient office visits per year
    Call Responsibilities: Shared
    Benefits: Medical and dental insurance
    Salary: Appropriate for PGY level

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014, will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Reviewed on March 31, 2014