Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

The section of Pediatric Orthopedics at Michigan Medicine offers a one-year, ACGME accredited fellowship position for post-residency training in the subspecialty of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Fellowship at a Glance

Number of positions: No position available for the 2024-25 fellowship year

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Application deadline: N/A

Interview Date: N/A

Program Mission: To provide fellows with the knowledge, skills, and tools to become leaders in the field of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

Clinical Instruction

During the year, the fellow will rotate with each Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Michigan Medicine. The fellow will operate at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and will utilize state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The section of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery sees approximately 18,000 children visits per year and performs over 1,200 operative cases.

The fellow will have the opportunity to operate and practice along side surgeons who have additional expertise in subspecialty areas such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, early onset scoliosis, complex hip disorders, and trauma. 


The fellow will also participate in research during the fellowship. Faculty will work closely with the fellow throughout the year to complete a publishable manuscript prior to the end of the academic year. The research can be clinical in nature or performed in the Orthopedic Research laboratory. 

See the fellowship curriculum to learn more.

Application Process

The Michigan Medicine Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship program selects a candidate from among eligible applicants based on educational history and performance, board and licensing exam scores, interpersonal skills, personal attributes, references, and overall interviews.

Applicants Requirements

  • Completed an accredited residency in Orthopaedic surgery
  • Be Board Eligible or Board Certified
  • Submit a fellowship application to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, available at SF Match, and include three letters of recommendation and a current curriculum vitae.

By the numbers (annually)

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Contact Us

Nicole Smail

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery