Queen’s University – Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship


  1. Description:
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at Queen’s University is designed to provide an extensive clinical and research experience over a 12-month period. The postgraduate fellow will receive a broad clinical exposure to arthroscopic and open: knee, shoulder and ankle reconstruction. They will provide “Team Physician” care for a varsity level sports team at Queen’s University, gaining experience in sport and exercise medicine allowing them to sit the CASEM Diploma in Sport Medicine exam. They will take an active role in teaching of medical students and residents, as well as in related clinical or laboratory research.
  1. Faculty:
  1. Orthopaedic Surgeons (Queen’s University):
  • Dr Davide Bardana (Fellowship Director)
  • Dr Aaron Campbell
  • Dr Ryan Bicknell
  1. Sport Medicine Physicians:
  • Dr Jennifer Hacking (Limestone Sport Medicine Clinic)
  • Dr Mike O’Connor (Kingston Orthopaedic and Pain Institute)
  1. Allied Health:
  • Vicky Wiltshire (Head Athletic Therapist, Queen’s University)
  1. Goals:
    To facilitate gaining subspecialty expertise in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic / Reconstructive Surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow. To acquire training in Sport and Exercise Medicine (please refer to Objectives for Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
  1. Clinical:
  • Operating experience: 2 days per week.
  • Clinics: 4 half days per week (including Fellow’s clinic).
  • On call: No call responsibilities. Night and weekend time is free and the individual is encouraged to use it for non medical pursuits.
  • Team Coverage: “Team Physician” coverage of varsity level sports team at Queen’s University.
  • Vacation: 4 weeks at mutually agreed times. Statutory holiday time is free.
  1. Research:
    It is expected for Fellows to be involved in clinical or laboratory research through one of the preceptors or the Human Mobility Research Centre. A completed project for presentation or publication is the goal of each Sports Medicine Fellow.
  1. Teaching:
  2. Resident experience in the O.R. has priority.
  3. Responsible for organizing Sports Medicine rounds and journal club.
  4.  Remuneration:
    Eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is preferred. Funding is available from the Division of Orthopaedics and also generated from the fellow’s assistant fees and OHIP billings. Opportunity exists to take call to supplement income and maintain trauma skills. International candidates with external funding will also be considered.
  1. Contact Info:
    Nicole de Smidt
    Department of Surgery – Queen’s University
    Postgraduate Program Coordinator
    Victory 3 #3.3.118
    Kingston Health Sciences Centre – KGH Site
    76 Stuart St.
    Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
    Email: Nicole.desmidt@kingstonhsc.ca
    Telephone: 613-549-6666 ext. 3678
    Fax: 613-544-9174
    Hours: Monday to Friday 0830-1630