General layout of the fellowship year
The fellowship is ACGME accredited and offered through Michigan Medicine beginning August 1st and concluding July 31st. The majority of the fellowship will be spent in Ann Arbor working at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in both the clinic and operating room. A dedicated research day is also required weekly in order to produce a manuscript by the end of the year.
The fellowship program does not assign set rotations in order to allow the fellow to maintain a large scope and experience a continuous case mix throughout the academic year. The majority of the fellows schedule is determined by the fellow based on surgical case preference and with the expectation that the fellow will meet the designated milestones of the program.
Time will also be set aside for conferences as follows:
- 1.5 hour lecture series (q2 months)
- Preoperative case conference (weekly)
- Fracture/Postoperative case conference (weekly)
- Complex case conference (weekly)
Mexico City Elective
In addition, the program has supported the fellow completing an elective travel rotation at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Mexico City, Mexico. The extended learning opportunity will be under the direction of Dr. Felipe Haces, Chief of staff at SHC-Mexico.
The fellowship program allows for the fellow to attend two National Orthopaedic conferences during the academic year.