The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers a two-year ACGME-Accredited fellowship training program in pediatric surgery to Board Eligible or Certified general surgeons who are looking to gain experience in the surgical care of children.The mission of the program is to provide comprehensive training in an environment that emphasizes diverse clinical experience and excellence.
The Department of Pediatric Surgery responds to the surgical needs of a very busy emergency department with 100,000 visits a year. The surgical team is an integral part of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital solid tumor program which is a Children's Oncology Group (COG) affiliate. We serve a busy neonatal intensive care unit and treat a broad spectrum of tertiary cases and a full array of common surgical problems in children ranging from the newborn period to age 21.
The training program includes integration of didactic, clinical and operative instruction. Clinical education encompasses both inpatient and outpatient bedside teaching. The Training Program follows the ACGME guidelines for Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery and includes conferences in Radiology, Surgical Pathology, the Core Curriculum, Trauma, Tumor Board, Journal Club and a bi-monthly Mortality and Morbidity Conference. The pediatric surgical fellow has the opportunity to become proficient in a broad range of surgical skills during the training program.
How to Apply
Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
For more information contact:
Cathy A. Burnweit, M.D.
Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)