HAND & UPPER
Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. Thomas Goetz, Fellowship Director
c/o Mrs. Sarah Hewitt
Room 3114, 910 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 66276
Email contact: Sarah.Hewitt@vch.ca
We are now full for 2013 and are accepting applications for 2014
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Stipend: $50,000 Canadian per year
Location: St. Paul's Hospital
Goals and characteristics
This Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship is offered as part of the division of Distal Extremities. The fellowship is based primarily at Saint Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. An Upper extremity unit comprising 2 orthopedic surgeons and 3 plastics surgeons exists and is being expanded. The fellows will work primarily with the Orthopedic surgeons with access to Plastics hand clinics and surgeries. It offers a unique opportunity for a high volume clinical exposure to all aspects of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. The fellowship focuses primarily on Elbow, Wrist and Hand surgery. Cases provide experience including trauma, post-traumatic reconstruction and elective work. A moderate amount of shoulder and microsurgery is included in the core experience and these areas can be expanded by arranging focus rotations in plastic surgery or with a shoulder surgeon. Applications should specify the candidates’ preference of focus towards microsurgery or shoulder surgery for their 3 month elective block.
This is a preceptor based learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on reconstructive surgery, with wide clinical exposure and operative experience in areas of arthroscopy, joint reconstruction, trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction. Patient assessment and management in Outpatient Department Clinics allows the Fellow to participate in treatment plan, surgical procedures and continuing care after surgery. Graded responsibility should allow for fellows to manage trauma and elective outpatient clinics with significant autonomy. Surgical experience includes outpatient and main operating theatre swing rooms providing high surgical volumes.
Academic responsibilities include participation in weekly trauma and upper extremity rounds, resident seminar series, and teaching for both resident and undergraduate students. Each fellow will be involved in at least 2 research Units with the expectation of publication and presentation at major scientific meetings.
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