UBC Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship


Department of Orthopaedics
University of British Columbia
Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Duration: 1 year (commencing July 1)
Deadline: 18 months prior to the start date
Stipend: $50, 000 /year
Location: Vancouver General Hospital

Goals and Characteristics:
This fellowship is designed to allow the Fellow to increase his/her knowledge in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. There is an emphasis on the assessment and management of multiply-injured patients, and major injuries resulting from blunt trauma. Vancouver Acute functions as a Level I trauma center. The fellowship concentrates on the treatment of injuries to the pelvis and extremities and their early and late complications.

Candidates for this position must have completed an approved orthopaedic residency training programme. The Fellow is responsible for some medical student and resident teaching. This consists of fracture rounds and some lecture sessions. The Fellow is also expected to participate in Orthopaedic Grand Rounds approximately once every 2 months. The Fellow will be expected to participate in patient care at a senior level. This will include both ward and operating room responsibilities, as well as outpatient clinics. Call will be approximately one night in four.

A project suitable for publication must be completed by the end of the term.

This programme is accredited by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Participating Surgeons
P.A. Blachut, MD, FRCSC
H.M. Broekhuyse, MD, FRCSC
R.N. Meek, MD, FRCSC
P.J. O’Brien, MD, FRCSC

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Hewitt
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 604-875-4111 ext. 66276
E-mail: sarah.hewitt@vch.ca