Training Opportunities

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers a two year clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery. This program is designed to provide fully trained general surgeons the opportunity to acquire additional expertise in pediatric surgery. Under faculty supervision and mentorship the fellow will lead the pediatric surgical team in its care of patients in the both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The operative experience at this tertiary care pediatric hospital provides a broad exposure to both routine general and thoracic pediatric surgery as well as more the specialized cases involving oncology and congenital anomalies. The program has a strong emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Selected rotations in neonatology, critical care medicine, urology and gastroenterology will augment the training opportunities offered on the pediatric surgical service. This fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.

Length: 2 years; start date of August 1.

Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a general surgery training program and be eligible for a State of Florida Medical Training License.

Application: This position is filled through the National Residency Matching Program

Surgery Resident Research Fellowship

The surgery resident research fellowship is designed for general surgery residents who seek a career in pediatric surgery / academic surgery who plan to take a one or two year hiatus during clinical general surgery training for a focused experience in research.   The resident will be paired with a pediatric surgery faculty member mentor who will serve as the mentor for a main project.  The research resident will also be able to collaborate on other quality, outcomes, or clinical trial research being conducted by the Division.  Although not a clinical fellowship, the resident will cover night call every fourth night which will provide a limited clinical and operative experience in pediatric surgery.

Length: 2 years; start date of August 1.

Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided.

Requirements: US candidates must be in good standing in an accredited US general surgery training program and be eligible for a State of Florida Medical Training License. 

Medical Student Externship in Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgical Service at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a team involved in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of surgical and potentially surgical diseases on neonates, infants, children and adolescents. The student physician will be an integral part of the team and will be expected to function in the capacity as an acting surgical intern.  The student will participate in all aspects of patient care including initial evaluation, performance of detailed history and physical examinations, initiation and evaluation of diagnostic laboratory and radiologic testing, and the formulation of plans of resuscitation and patient care. The student will be supervised and will report to the fellow and/or attending surgeon during this process. The student physician will attend and assist in the surgical care of patients in the operating room and be familiar with the general indications and techniques of the surgical procedures being performed. The student will assist in the formulation of the postoperative plan of care, perform daily rounds and ward care as needed and assist in discharge planning. 

Additional duties include participation in outpatient clinics, exposure to pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and emergency evaluation of pediatric trauma patients. The student is encouraged and required to attend all teaching conferences as scheduled.

Length and Availability: This rotation will be four weeks in length, with one student per rotation.  The rotation will be available year-round.  Limited student housing available on a first come, first served basis.

Requirements: Students must be in their fourth year and in good standing at an accredited US medical school.

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Surgical Critical Care

The Division of Pediatric Surgery offers an ACGME-approved, one-year clinic fellowship in Pediatric Surgical Critical Care. This program provides the trainee with the opportunity to enhance his or her management of the critically ill surgical child by providing care to neonates affected with congenital surgical anomalies, patients afflicted by trauma or a surgical disease, and non-cardiac patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The fellow will serve as a leader within the surgical critical care service, and with appropriate faculty supervision and mentorship, will assume progressive responsibility for managing the care of these patients.

This fellowship provides the unique opportunity of working in the congenital diaphragmatic hernia unit. The expert care provided in this unit provides an educational opportunity essential to critical care concepts from this high-risk population that translates to other critically ill populations. Elective rotations in anesthesia, pediatric critical care medicine, and the cardiovascular intensive care unit are available to augment the care of the critically ill surgical child. The trainee will also rotate at our secondary training site, Tampa General Hospital, which will allow a comprehensive exposure to the care of the surgical critically ill adult. 

Length:  1 year

Start date:  August 1

Requirements: Applicants must have completed their general surgery residency training and be board certified, or board eligible, in general surgery. Candidates interested in the fellowship prior to completing their general surgery residency should have completed a minimum of three years of their surgical training program.\

For information, please contact:
Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Division of Pediatric General Surgery
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
601 Fifth Street South, Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Telephone: 727-767-3439 
Fax: 727-767- 4346 

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