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McMaster – Ukraine Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Fellowship offers specialized training to early-
career Ukrainian orthopaedic surgeons (2-10 years of practice) in advanced techniques for managing complex limb and pelvic injuries with the Hamilton
Health Sciences (HHS) Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS). Fellows will learn how to organize a busy regional orthopaedic trauma service by actively participating in daily clinical activities and helping coordinate patient care with other administrative units and regional partners.

Focused educational opportunities in related fields can be organized to meet the learning needs of the Fellow (eg. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Spine Surgery, Trauma Resuscitation…). The Fellowship is made possible by financial support from the BCU Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Actively practicing licensed Ukrainian orthopaedic surgeon providing trauma care. Medical students and residents are not eligible.
  • 2-10 years post-residency independent practice experience.
  • English language proficiency at a level sufficient to interact with medical/surgical specialists regarding complex cases and techniques. Translation services not provided.


Duration – 3 months.
Stipend – Approx. CA $5000/month. Fellows responsible for living expenses.
Start dates – July 2, 2024, October 1, 2024, January 6, 2025, April 1, 2025.
Site – Hamilton General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
Interviews with candidates will commence in mid-March 2024 until all four spots are filled.

Selection Process

Complete online application form: 
Required documents: CV (Curriculum Vitae), Medical degree/certification documents, International passport photo page.

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