Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

A Guide to Your Child's Surgery

Our Surgery Guide will help you and your family prepare for your child's upcoming surgery, outlining what to expect from the first pre-op visit all the way through to her discharge.

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Application Requirements

Applicants for the position of Fellow in Pediatric Surgery should have completed requirements of the American Board of Surgery (5 years in an approved general surgical residency program in the US or Canada) by the time of the desired appointment, and at that time, they must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania. ATLS certification is also required.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia participates in the matching plan as organized by the American Pediatric Surgical Association. We participate with the ERAS Fellowship Application System. Visit ERAS at https://www.erasfellowshipdocuments.org.

Positions are sometimes available for visiting Fellows in Pediatric Surgery, frequently from abroad, for periods of 3 to 12 months; upon review, an additional year may be offered. Such programs are geared to the special interests of the fellow and may also include a program of laboratory research.

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.

Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Mrs. Colleen M. Corcoran
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
34th and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA191 04

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