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Medical education

Medical education

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, our medical teams share their expertise by participating in conferences at local levels, conducting offsite clinics to provide care to even more children in need, serving in health care industry leadership capacities, and training other medical professionals in our four core training disciplines.

Continuing medical education: Grand Rounds

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland offers robust continuing education opportunities for medical students and professionals through our CME-approved program, Grand Rounds. This ongoing lecture series is dedicated to fostering a shared culture of knowledge and expertise in the field of pediatric orthopaedics. Each bimonthly lecture series includes speakers with a demonstrable history of expertise in the specialized field, and focuses on discussing new and innovative treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, fellows and medical students. The education series is currently being held virtually due to community circumstances surrounding the prevention of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). CME credits are provided based on the time that you are present during the live stream. For more information, or to sign up for the series, please contact medical staff services coordinator, Lisa.

Upcoming lectures:

Congenital Hand Differences presented by Michelle A. James, M.D.

Thursday, August 13, 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

Michelle A. James, M.D., is a pediatric hand surgeon. She is chief of orthopaedic surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children — Northern California in Sacramento, California, division chief of pediatric orthopaedics at University of California Davis Medical Center, and professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis and UC San Francisco Medical Schools. She has been a part of the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system since 1991.

Dr. James cares for children with congenital hand malformations and neuromuscular conditions such as brachial plexus birth injury, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy. She focuses on the child’s function and performance, especially from their own perspective.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour.

Target audience: faculty, fellows, allied health and medical students.

Learning objectives:

  1. Provide introduction to common congenital hand differences.
  2. Discuss surgical timing and indications for common procedures in patients with congenital hand differences.
  3. Outline expected outcomes from commonly performed procedures.

Fellowship opportunity

Welcome to the Pediatric Fellowship at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland. Our program will offer you an excellent opportunity to learn from a team of 13 surgeons, covering the full breadth of pediatric orthopaedics. This fellowship will give you ample opportunity to operate, treat children in clinic, learn from the specialists, teach students, perform research and enjoy life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Program highlights:

  • POSNA accredited fellowship.
  • 2 days Clinical, 2 days Operative, 1 day Research/Education.
  • Opportunity to tailor your fellowship to your career goals (we have a spinal deformity focused and a general pediatrics focused track). Both tracks include exposure to all pediatric orthopaedics, but can focus your time based off your interests.
  • Salary based on Oregon Health and Science University PGY-6 Pay Scale.
  • 4 weeks paid time off (includes vacation and holiday time).
  • No in house call – 1:4 weekend call with attending surgeon back up
  • Opportunity to attend two courses (generally IPOS and POSNA, although Baltimore deformity, AACPDM, AAOS and SRS will be considered).
  • Opportunity to attend outreach clinics in Anchorage, Alaska, and Medford, Ore.
  • Access to multiple ongoing research projects. Current IRB system is quite efficient with retrospective IRBs generally being finished within a months’ time.

Program director:

Jeremy Bauer, M.D.

Meet our current staff

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Sakinah Smith via email or 503-221-3424.

Sharing our expertise in orthotics and prosthetics

Many of our hospitals with in-house orthotics and prosthetics capabilities work with their local colleges to provide educational opportunities, sharing their expertise with students and ensuring that even more children will receive the best possible care.

National industry leaders

Many of Shriners Hospitals for Children’s medical professionals serve in leadership positions for national organizations.

Our doctors are deeply involved in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), American Burn Association (ABA), Arthrogryprosis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) Support, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and other leading pediatric health care organizations. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland also hosts several medical educational opportunities throughout the year including the Beattie Lecture, Dillehunt Lectures and Primary Care Providers Conference.