Orthopedic Center | Education & Training

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital offers a variety of training and education opportunities at the nation’s top ranked pediatric hospital, including fellowships, residencies, and clerkships. In addition to being one of the nation’s preeminent pediatric orthopedic centers, we formed the nation’s first pediatric sports medicine program over 40 years ago. Our clinicians perform over 100,000 clinic visits and 6,000 orthopedic surgeries each year, offering our trainees an unparalleled opportunity for learning and research.


The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center offers the following fellowship opportunities:

Pediatric Orthopedic Residency

Boston Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching facility for the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. Residents spend six months of their third program year at Boston Children’s.

For more information please visit the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program website.

Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship Program

As part of Boston Children’s, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospital, the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center offers elective surgical and clinical courses available for fourth-year medical school students.

These courses involve interactions with the pediatric orthopedic service at Boston Children’s in the Sports Medicine Division, hand surgery, spine surgery and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can be arranged to meet the needs of the advanced student, with exposure to outpatient clinical care, inpatient care, surgical procedures, and attendance at core curriculum lectures. The student will integrate into the department service through contact with attendings, residents, and fellows. On call will be one night per week.

Please visit the Harvard Medical School website for more information.

About Boston Children’s Hospital

As a major pediatric referral center, the mission of Boston Children’s Hospital is to provide the highest quality health care, and to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and families.

Excellence in health care

Boston Children’s consistently ranks in the top level for quality of care and institutional accreditation. As the largest pediatric medical center in the United States, a 404-bed comprehensive center, Boston Children’s offers a complete range of health care services for children from 15 weeks gestation through 21 years of age (and older in special cases).

Leadership in medical education

Boston Children’s is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where most of our physicians hold faculty appointments. Boston Children’s clinic staff includes approximately 1,200 active medical and dental staff, 1,000 residents and fellows, 3,000 nursing and patient personnel, as well as more than 10,000 other full and part-time employees.

Innovation, research, and discovery

Boston Children’s is home to the world’s largest pediatric research facility with a staff of 2,600 scientists and employees. In the Karp Family and John F. Enders Pediatric Research Laboratory buildings, hundreds of laboratory researchers and physician investigators search for answers to some of the most perplexing childhood diseases.

Contact information

For additional questions please contact our fellowship coordinator:

Alaina McLaughlin, C-TAGME