Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) aims to train excellent educators and clinicians to treat children with acute and chronic functional deficits in order to maximize their potential in society. Graduates will understand the systemic complexities of healthcare and know how to improve the quality of care delivered in a meaningful way. Fellows are exposed to the breadth of pediatric rehabilitation medicine, benefitting from the diverse knowledge in our faculty and the superb clinicians throughout our institution. Our graduates are prepared to serve in future inpatient, outpatient, and leadership roles in our field.

We are excited to offer this unique opportunity to implement a new training program in a top rated institution. The ideal fellow will be invested in program development and enjoy the prospect of shaping a new training program.

Overview and mission

The Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a fellowship training program in pediatric rehabilitation medicine in one of the nation’s premiere pediatric institutions. Our pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship includes opportunities to manage patients in an onsite inpatient rehabilitation unit, to provide consultation in an acute care free standing children's hospital and to follow patients in outpatient clinics and interdisciplinary programs. Fellows will participate in research, teaching opportunities, quality improvement work and much more. Our goal is to train the future leaders in pediatric rehabilitation medicine using all of the resources CHOP and the Philadelphia region have to offer.

The fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine offers two ACGME accredited positions per year in a two-year fellowship. The fellowship at CHOP will provide an education from a diverse faculty and include access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Fellowship program leadership

Program details

The curriculum of the pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship has been developed to provide fellows with opportunity to learn direct patient care in a variety of clinical settings, as well as opportunities to develop indirect clinical skills in research, quality improvement, and academic teaching. Below is a sample of what will be included in each year of training.

Year 1:

  • Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Outpatient Specialty Care
  • Acute Care Consults
  • General Pediatrics/Community Rehabilitation
  • Day Hospital Program
  • Longitudinal Research Experience
  • Other collaborative rotations

Year 2:

  • Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Outpatient Specialty Care
  • Acute Care Consults
  • Day Hospital Program
  • Neuro ICU
  • Longitudinal Research Experience
  • Other collaborative rotations

Rotations may be reallocated as appropriate to provide the optimal learning experience for our fellows. We also offer opportunities to work with other collaborative subspecialists on site and in partnering institutions.

Interspersed with the clinical training will be academic learning and teaching opportunities including didactics, grand rounds, case conferences, journal club presentations and hands on teaching.

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

How to apply

Please visit the ERAS website for an application and information about our program. The online application will be available beginning in July.

As part of the selection process, the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine will conduct interviews between August and October. We will offer interviews virtually and on-site if possible, allowing for applicants to get a better sense of the fellowship program and see the City of Philadelphia.

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

Diversity and inclusion

Creating a safe, culturally competent, diverse and caring environment is at the foundation of everything we do at CHOP. As a leading pediatric healthcare system, we know how many individual lives we impact on a daily basis, and we take our responsibility seriously to uphold these values and standards.

Living in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia has copius resources for those participating in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellowship. The city has an abundance of history and culture and provides ample opportunity for the work life balance.

Contact us

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