Clinical Rotation in Pediatric Orthopaedics

The Pediatric Orthopaedic service takes place at the Hospital for Joint Diseases during the second, third, and fifth years of the residency program. Based on a hierarchical system, residents build on their experiences to achieve goals set forth in the operating room and outpatient clinics. Residents are supervised closely by members of the pediatric orthopaedic staff.

Two general and two neuromuscular clinics are the focus of the outpatient experience, including clinics in cerebral palsy and spina bifida. The second-year experience centers on outpatient care, with the primary operative experience limited to the role of surgical assistant. During the third and fifth years of the program, operative experience increases significantly.

Although residents work closely with pediatric orthopaedic staff to provide comprehensive care at all the various clinical sites, the pediatric orthopaedic service is an important component of both the Bellevue Hospital and Jamaica Medical Center rotations. At these locations, emphasis is placed on evaluations in the newborn nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit.