The fellowship is principally concerned with the teaching of orthopaedic aspects of shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. Experience in this area includes arthroscopic reconstruction and joint replacement.
The fellowship involves working at St Luke’s Care Hospital Sydney, Strathfield
Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney South West Private Hospital and Campbelltown Private Hospital with other orthopaedic surgeons and related disciplines.
The fellowship also involves work at Bankstown Public Hospital, attending department X-ray and clinical meetings, outpatient work, journal clubs, preparation for operations, and with assistance, consulting at Orthoclinic private consulting suites.
The fellowship develops surgical experience through private assisting and supervised operating. The fellow develops full responsibility for surgery at approximately one operating list per fortnight. The fellow is exposed to approximately 20 surgical procedures per week.
Research is an integral part of the fellowship and clinical based research projects are ongoing at the clinic. The applicant is expected to publish at least one clinical paper every 6 months.
Prospective applicants should aspire to sub-specialist shoulder, elbow and knee surgery.