Fellowship Opportunities

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine includes broad-based exposure to all aspects of pediatric orthopedics. Six months of the fellowship are at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Houston and six months are at Texas Children’s Hospital. The one-year fellowship includes training in: congenital and developmental abnormalities of the extremities, genetic and metabolic disorders, brachial plexus and upper extremity conditions, limb deformity and reconstruction, neuromuscular diseases, musculoskeletal infections, hip preservation, scoliosis and spinal deformity. The Texas Children’s faculty currently consists of 12 full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeons (with planned expansion to 21 full-time faculty by 2017) and two adjunct pediatric spine surgeons involved in all areas of pediatric orthopedics. We offer Grand Rounds, journal club, preoperative conferences, and didactic lectures. Completion of at least one clinical research project leading to manuscript publication in a peer-reviewed orthopedics journal is required and two projects are strongly encouraged. Learn More


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship

The program includes 10 months of clinical pediatric orthopedic surgical subspecialty experience with designated time for research. The remaining two months of the program are elective months, one month for each elective. Each participating fellow will determine, upon availability, the surgical subspecialty for their final two months in the program. All training will be provided within the Texas Children’s Hospital system, both in the medical center and surrounding locations, through the direct delegation and supervision of department supervising physicians. Learn More


Texas Children’s / Baylor College of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship

One-year funded opportunity available to U.S. and international orthopedic surgeons and trainees who have an interest in pediatric musculoskeletal clinical research. Fellows are able to hone skills in research methodology and participate in ongoing clinical research projects in a subspecialty area or areas of their interest. For more information, please email OrthoResearch@texaschildrens.org


Texas Children’s/SICOT Research Fellowship

The Division of Orthopedics collaborates with the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), to offer a one-year funded research fellowship for SICOT members. Fellows engage in clinical research within the field of pediatric orthopedics and submit projects for peer review publication. For more information, please email OrthoResearch@texaschildrens.org


SICOT meets SICOT (SMS) Observership

The Division of Orthopedics collaborates with the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) to offer members of SICOT the opportunity to pursue a one or two-month long observership with our faculty at Texas Children’s Hospital. SMS Observers are afforded diverse exposure to all fields of pediatric orthopedic surgery. For more information, please email OrthoResearch@texaschildrens.org


Visiting International Scholar Program (VISP) 

Under the scholar program, the Division of Orthopedics invites 1-2 international fellows, doctors or health care providers per year to visit the hospital and shadow our orthopedic surgeons in month-long rotations. For more information, please email OrthoResearch@texaschildrens.org