CHOP/SICOT Fellowship

The Division of Orthopedics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia collaborates with the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), to offer a six- to 12-month joint fellowship in orthopedics.

The fellowship program began in 2013 and offers one SICOT member an opportunity to work side-by-side with CHOP’s leading surgeons, physicians and researchers. Fellows will expand their knowledge and exposure to the field of pediatric orthopedics and become involved in high-quality clinical and/or basic research projects.

SICOT is an international nonprofit association with the aim of advancing the science and art of orthopedics and traumatology at an international level and to foster and develop teaching, research and education. John P. Dormans, MD, chief of CHOP’s Division of Orthopedics, is the vice president of SICOT’s North America chapter.

  • Fellowship requirements

    To be considered for the CHOP/SICOT Orthopedic Fellowship, an applicant must:

    • Be fluent in English
    • Have graduated from medical school and completed an orthopedic surgery residency program
    • Have an interest in pediatric orthopedics
    • Complete an application, with letters of recommendation, by defined deadlines
    • Be an active SICOT member
    • Have attended a SICOT meeting within the past four years
    • Have the proper training level
  • Fellowship goals and resources

    Goals for the CHOP/SICOT Orthopedic Fellowship are the same as the Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship. Learn about clinical and research expectations for the fellowship, educational resources, clinical experience and more at Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship.

  • CHOP/SICOT fellows

    2013 — Indranil Kushare, MD

  • How to apply

    To apply, submit the following:

    • All required documentation listed above.
    • A downloaded and completed CHOP's Orthopedic Surgery Fellow/Scholar Application.
    • A typed summary, answering the following questions specific to the CHOP/SICOT Orthopedic Fellowship:
      1. Why do you want to come to CHOP for a research fellowship?
      2. What do you hope to accomplish during a fellowship year at CHOP?
      3. Do you have an interest in a particular subspecialty of orthopedics? Please explain.
      4. Is there specific knowledge that you hope to gain during your fellowship year?
      5. How will you use that knowledge when the program is complete?
      6. What projects/or types of projects would you want to work on as a research fellow? Please give specific examples.
      7. What are your plans after you complete your fellowship program?
      8. If you are successful, what are your plans in 5 years? 10 years?

    Acceptance to our program is conditional on completion of the application, the summary questionnaire and fulfilling all requirements.

    Please specify which program you are applying for in your application.

    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.

  • More information

    For more information about the CHOP/SICOT Orthopedic Fellowship, please contact Catherine O'Shea.

Reviewed on March 19, 2014