Orthopedic Surgery International Visiting Scholar Program

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Physicians in the Division of Orthopedics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia actively participate in the exchange of knowledge to advance the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery. In addition to presenting our research and experiences in international forums, we encourage interested professionals to observe our practice.

International fellows, doctors or healthcare providers with equivalent training may visit our hospital and shadow our orthopedic physicians. To learn about our physicians and other healthcare providers, see meet our team.

The program offers no compensation or formal degree, but you will receive a certificate of participation at the end of your visit.

To apply 

To apply, please download the Orthopedic Surgery Fellow/Scholar Application and submit it with all required documentation. Acceptance to our programs is conditional on complete and acceptable applications and 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 International Visiting Scholar Program at CHOP, please contact Catherine O'Shea.

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