Pediatric General Surgery

Training Opportunities

The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers a wide range of valuable training opportunities.

We believe expert care begins with education. That’s why we are dedicated to providing high-quality education to a variety of audiences, including medical students, residents and fellows. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Surgery offers a variety of training opportunities, including:

Clinical Fellowship

This two-year clinical fellowship provides fully trained general surgeons the opportunity to acquire additional expertise in pediatric surgery.

Under faculty supervision and mentorship, the fellow will lead both inpatient and outpatient care and gain a broad surgical experience that includes general and thoracic surgery and specialized cases involving oncology and congenital anomalies. Additional training opportunities include selected rotations in neonatology, critical care medicine, urology and gastroenterology.


  • Length: Two years; start date of Aug. 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
  • Accredited: This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Surgery Resident Research Fellowship

The Surgery Resident Research Fellowship is for general surgery residents who seek a career in pediatric surgery/academic surgery. This fellowship is for residents who plan to take a one- to two-year hiatus during training to focus on research experience. The resident will be paired with a pediatric surgery faculty member who will serve as the mentor. The resident can also collaborate on the division’s quality, outcomes and clinical trial research. Although it is not a clinical fellowship, the resident will cover night call every fourth night, providing a limited clinical and operative experience in pediatric surgery.


  • Length: Two years; start date of July 1
  • Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided
  • Requirements: U.S. candidates must be in good standing in an accredited U.S. general surgery training program and be eligible for a State of Florida Medical Training License 

Surgery Research Internship

Our Surgery Research Internship is available to current undergrad or graduate students looking for exposure to research over the summer.


  • Length: 4-8 weeks; start date is flexible
  • Stipend: unpaid opportunities available, limited paid opportunities available
  • Requirements:  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

Medical Student Externship

The Johns Hopkins All Children's Pediatric Surgical Service team is involved in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of surgical and potentially surgical diseases on neonates, infants, children and adolescents. Under the supervision of the fellow and/or attending surgeon, the student physician 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 physician also will assist in the surgical care of patients in the operating room and be familiar with the general techniques of surgical procedures. The student also will assist in the postoperative care plan, perform daily rounds, 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: Four-week rotation; one student per rotation; available year-round; limited student housing on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Requirements: Students must be in their fourth year of medical school and in good standing at an accredited U.S. medical school

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Surgical Critical Care

The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers an ACGME-approved one-year clinical fellowship in pediatric surgical critical care. This program provides valuable training opportunities to manage patient care under faculty supervision and mentorship. Surgical patients include neonates with congenital surgical anomalies, trauma patients, patients with surgical diseases and non-cardiac patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The fellow will serve as a leader within the surgical critical care service.

The fellow will work in the congenital diaphragmatic hernia unit and learn essential critical care concepts from this population. Elective rotations in anesthesia, pediatric critical care medicine and the cardiovascular intensive care unit are also available. In addition, the trainee will rotate at Tampa General Hospital, which will allow a comprehensive experience caring for adult surgical patients.

Fellowship Highlights

  • Length:  One year
  • Start date:  Aug. 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 before completing their general surgery residency should have completed a minimum of three years of their surgical training program.

Why Train Here

The Johns Hopkins All Children's Office of Medical Education aspires to have the best outcomes in medical education for our program, its residents, graduates and beyond.

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For information, please call 727-767-3439 or email us at

Division of Pediatric General Surgery
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
601 Fifth Street S., Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Fax: 727-767- 4346 

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