Orthopaedic Surgery Observing/Shadowing

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to providing educational services to the community.  For that reason, we welcome high school, college, medical or physician assistant students and employees or non-employees to visit the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to learn about careers in orthopaedics. Observable medical staff at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, or Community Memorial Hospital includes: Physicians, Physician Assistants (PAs), and Nurse Practitioners (APNPs).

Clinical observation is mandated to observational activity only. No patient care or “hands on” medical training will be conducted. Observers will not perform any medical procedures on patients. They will not have direct contact or unsupervised access to patients.

Please select a category to get the requirements necessary to request an observership or job shadowing opportunity with one of our medical staff.

Please note all items must be completed to request an observership or job shadow. All paperwork must be submitted with your request. Please be sure to read the information carefully to ensure your application is complete. Approval can take up to a month.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Tara Fikejs
Medical Education Coordinator
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin – HUB
8701 W Watertown Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

 Phone: 414-955-3217
Fax: 414-955-0061

 tfikejs@mcw.edu