Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship
Code: 15.014 Description of Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship (ACCREDITED)
The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics is a 12-month fellowship in surgery. Time is spent with the director of the fellowship in an office practice heavily weighted toward pediatric problems (est. 90% to 95%). There is adequateexposure to pediatric trauma (acute and reconstructive pediatric surgery), metabolic and genetic conditions, tumors, neuromuscular disorders, and conditions that affect the spine, hip, foot and ankle, and hand. The program includes nonoperative and abundant operative experiences. The fellow (with a resident on the "pediatric" service) spends a portion of each week at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, which provides abundant and unique educational experiences in scoliosis, myelomeningocele, clubfoot, degenerative diseases, and congenital conditions. He supervises residents and participates in surgery as scheduled on a daily basis.
The fellowship is chaired jointly by James H. Beaty, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, and William C. Warner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Beaty has been on staff at the Campbell Clinic since July, 1982. His practice is almost exclusively dedicated to pediatric orthopaedic problems. Dr. Warner has been on staff since July, 1989. Both are graduates of the UT-WCC residency program. S. Terry Canale, MD, a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, who has been on staff since July, 1974, also is a member of the pediatric orthopaedic team. The fellowship directors establishes appropriate curriculum for the pediatric fellow according to the guidelines of the ACGME. All faculty are board certified in orthopaedic surgery.
Time and facilities are available for clinical and basic science research projects in the University of Tennessee Anatomy and Pathology Department. Campbell Foundation support staff is available to assist in this research. Fellow is required to work on at least one research project during the fellowship year. It is expected that this research will result in a presentation, a publication, or both.
- See patients with pediatric orthopaedic staff as assigned.
- Work-up new patients: obtaining history and physical examination data, ordering, appropriate x-rays and discussing management with the attending staff physician
- Perform all procedures as directed.
- Complete preoperative history and physical examination and ensuring appropriate preoperative x-rays are available
- Daily round on all in-patients
- Make postoperative check on all patients before discharge
- Call ward the evening of surgery to check on postoperative patients from that day
- See all consults on in-patients and evaluate condition, collect lab data, order appropriate x-rays, scans and relevant consults
- Discuss patient to attending staff physician
- Serve as first assistant to staff, primary surgeon as directed
- Oversee postoperative orders and brief operative notes
- Dictate all operative notes as directed
- Ensure appropriate x-rays are on OR viewboard
- Specialty Conference
(5:30-6:30 PM each Monday)
Attend as duties allow and fellow desires.
- Clinicopathology Conference
(6:30-8:00 PM each Monday)
Attendance is mandatory.
- Mid-Week Conference
(7:00-8:00 AM each Wednesday)
Attendance is mandatory for all hand topics. Otherwise, attendance is encouraged as duties allow and fellow desires.
- Journal Club
(7:00-9:00 PM first Thursday per month)
Attendance is mandatory for the meeting when pediatric journal topics are reviewed. Otherwise, attendance is encouraged as duties allow and fellow desires.
- Assist residents in surgery at LeBonheur Children's Hospital when requested and available.
Applicants for this fellowship must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in orthopaedic surgery, or an AOA accredited residency in osteopathic surgery, and be eligible to obtain a DEA certificate and medical licenses in bothTennessee and Mississippi. They are also required to obtain hospital privileges at the following institutions affiliated with the parent program:
- University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic Faculty Appointment
- Baptist Memorial Hospital
(East, Collierville, Germantown Branches)
- Regional Medical Center at Memphis
- LeBonheur Children's Medical Center
- Methodist Hospital of Memphis
- Methodist Surgery Centers
(Germantown, North, LeBonheur)
- Memphis Surgery Center
This Fellowship maybe filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1.
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