Surgical Fellowship

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Supervisors

Length

One year.

Stipend

Approximately $80,000 per twelve months.

Institutions

Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre Mater Public Hospital, Brisbane University of Queensland.

Educational Goals and Characteristics

This Fellowship involves work at the Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, a multi-disciplinary private practice group involving six Orthopaedic surgeons, three sports physicians and other disciplines.

The Fellowship also involves work at the Mater Adult Public Hospital, a major Teaching Hospital in Brisbane with seven Orthopaedic Surgeons and three training Registrars. There is a research association with the University of Queensland.

As the Clinic covers a number of elite sporting teams, the Fellow is exposed to a large variety of sporting conditions, along with a number of general Orthopaedic conditions specialising particularly in knee conditions.

The Fellow is involved in outpatient work at the Mater Adult Public Hospital and with assistance in consulting at the Sports Medicine Clinic. The Fellow develops surgical experience through Private Assisting and supervised operating. The Fellow develops full responsibility for surgery at one half day operating list per week. The Fellow is exposed to around 20 surgical procedures per week.

Research is an integral part of the Fellowship and an association with the University of Queensland Human Movements and Physiotherapy Departments allows for involvement in ongoing research projects. Also, clinical research projects are ongoing at the Clinic. The Fellow is expected to pursue and complete two research projects during the course of the Fellowship. Presentations and involvement with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is also involved.

Candidates for this Fellowship must be eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Queensland and should have completed post-graduate orthopaedic training.

Applications

Applications including a current curriculum vitae and the names of three referees must be received at least two years prior to the commencement of the Fellowship. A determination on the successful applicant is usually made eighteen months prior to the commencement of the Fellowship in July.