Orthopedic Surgery

CHOP/SICOT Orthopedic Fellowship

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery 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 Orthopedic Surgery, is the vice president of SICOT’s North America chapter.

Fellowship requirements

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

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.

To learn about CHOP physicians and other providers, see Meet Our Team.

CHOP/SICOT fellows

2013 — Indranil Kushare, MD

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.

How to apply

To apply, please download the Orthopedic Surgery Fellow/Scholar Application, the Research Fellow Questionnaire and submit both with all required documentation. Acceptance to our program is conditional on completion of the application, the questionnaire and fulfilling all requirements.

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

More information

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


Reviewed by: John P. Dormans, MD, FACS
Date: October 2013

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