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Fellowship Opportunities

Queen’s University, Division of Orthopedic Surgery offers Clinical Fellowships in a variety of subspecialty areas: Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Arthroplasty, Spine, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy and Trauma.

One year fellowships are available and successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in academic sessions, research and teaching in addition to clinical responsibilities.

In general, the fellowships offer some flexibility and can be structured to meet the requirements of the candidate’s anticipated career path. Funding is available through the Division of Orthopedic Surgery based on clinical billings and educational/research commitments.

Canadian Applicants should contact the Clinical Fellowship Director and Fellowship Coordinator directly.

*All Visa-Trainee applicants must adhire to the guidelines outlines on the Queen's University Postgraduate Medical Education Office website and must have funding through a sponsorship agreement between Queen's University and your funding agency or institution.

Please note these applications have a deadline of July 31st, the year prior to the start of the Fellowship Training Program. Please note that Visa-Trainee applications which are not submitted through the Queen's University Postgraduate Medical Education Office will not be accepted.

Clinical Fellowship Director:

Dr. Aaron Campbell, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Queen's University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Phone: (613) 549-6666 ext 3678
Fax: 613-544-9174

Postgraduate and Fellowship Program Coordinator:

Nicole de Smidt
Queen's University, Department of Surgery
Phone: (613) 549-6666 ext 3678
Fax: 613-544-9174

Current Clinical Fellowship Opportunities:

Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery:
Preceptors offering Fellowships: Dr. Ryan Bicknell and Dr. David Pichora

The fellow will focus on attention and activities on hand, upper extremity, arthroscopy, microsurgery and trauma.  They will take an active role in teaching of undergraduate students and residents and in research.

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Preceptors offering Fellowships: Dr. Mark Harrison, Dr. Gavin Wood, Dr. John Rudan, Dr. Aaron Campbell

A large number of primary hip and knee arthroplasty cases are combined with revision cases and non-arthroplasty reconstruction to afford the candidate a well-rounded clinical experience. Resident teaching is an integral part of the fellowship in addition to a research paper suitable for publication.

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Preceptors offering Fellowships: Dr. Daniel Borschneck, Dr. Jeff Yach and Dr. David Yen

This fellowship predominantly focuses on adult spine with ample opportunity for exposure to pediatric spine if the candidate desires. The Spine Service enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Division of Neurosurgery to further enhance the candidate’s clinical experience. The fellow will be encouraged to be actively involved in resident teaching and research and is expected to produce at least one project suitable for presentation / publication.

Orthopedic Trauma:
Preceptor offering Fellowships: Dr. Jeff Yach

The Trauma Fellowship offers the candidate broad clinical experience in orthopedic traumatology in a tertiary setting. Clinical experience will include adult and pediatric trauma, spine, pelvis and acetabulum, periarticular fractures and posttraumatic reconstruction. Weekly Trauma Rounds and resident teaching are an integral part of the fellow’s experience. The fellow is expected to complete and present/publish at least one research project.

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy:
Preceptor offering Fellowships: Dr. Davide Bardana

The Sports Medicine Fellowship offers the candidate the opportunity to receive a broad clinical and academic exposure to arthroscopic and open: knee, shoulder, and ankle reconstruction. The postgraduate fellow will also provide Team Physician coverage for a varsity level sports team.

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