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General

Description of the St. Michael’s Hospital University of Toronto Community Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship

Supervisors:
Earl Bogoch MD
Daniel Whelan MD
Jeremy Hall MD

Duration: One year (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)
Deadline:
Stipend: Minimum PGY-6
Location: St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Objectives:

1. A broad experience in key elements of community orthopaedic surgery developing skills to evaluate and treat common problems in hip and knee arthroplasty, fractures, trauma, upper limb problems and sports medicine.

2. Comprehensive care working with radiology, physical therapy and the osteoporosis coordinator. There will be emphasis on clinical assessment, imaging, surgical and nonsurgical management and post operative rehabilitation.

3. There will be the opportunity to perform, write and present an original research project.

4. Community orthopaedic fellows participate actively in the teaching of residents and enhancing the residency experience.

5. The fellowship is open to graduates of an orthopaedic residency program who have a general Ontario license and who have or can obtain an OHIP billing number.

Clinical Fellow Duties

Orientation:

The clinical fellow must complete orientation at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital within the first week of fellowship. It is necessary to register at the Office of Graduate Medical Education. The fellow will have equal rotations on the services of Drs. Bogoch, Whelan and Hall.

1. The fellow must become aware of the schedule of the service, and the standard procedures in the operating room.
2. The fellow must attend the operating room at or before the time of scheduling for the first case and be familiar with the clinical information of the patient.
3. The fellow works with nurses, clinical associates and house staff in safely organizing surgical procedures and expediting the cases.
4. The radiographs require careful review.
5. The fellow should review the surgical procedure and equipment and ensure that the plan remains appropriate for the patient.
6. The fellow participates in the preoperative surgical check list.
7. The fellow works with the residents to ensure that the patients are properly settled in postoperative care and checked at the end of the day prior to returning home.
8. In some occasions residents are absent for educational and other reasons and the fellow must personally ensure that daytime care is appropriate.
9. The fellow is not responsible for resident on call except under exceptional circumstances to be discussed.
10. The fellow will have on call duties with the supervisors and will attend for surgical interventions and occasionally for procedures when on call.
11. Depending on the service the fellow will have some responsibilities for attending the clinic or office of the supervisor.
12. The Fellow will participate in teaching Residents and Fellows.
13. The fellow is entitled to four weeks vacation and one national meeting per year.
14. The timing is to be by mutual agreement.
15. The fellows’ performance will be reviewed twice through the year.

Contact:
Ellen Leonard, Administrative Assistant
Tel: 416 864-5350