CHOP/SICOT Fellowship

The Division of Orthopaedics 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 orthopaedics.

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 orthopaedics 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 orthopaedics and traumatology at an international level and to foster and develop teaching, research and education. 

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

Fellowship requirements

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

  • Be fluent in English
  • Have graduated from medical school and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency program
  • Have an interest in pediatric orthopaedics
  • 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 Orthopaedic Fellowship are the same as the Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship. Learn about clinical and research expectations for the fellowship, educational resources, clinical experience and more at Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow/Scholar Application.
  • A typed summary, answering the following questions specific to the CHOP/SICOT Orthopaedic 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 orthopaedics? 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.

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 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. 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. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. 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.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

More information

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

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