Fellowship

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery offers fellowship training programs in five orthopaedic subspecialty areas: Trauma, Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, and Foot & Ankle *Spine – see neurosurgery

These fellowships have appointment of 12-24 months.  All interested in pursuing a fellowship at the University of Alberta should provide a current CV, three letters of reference and a letter of interest, specifying which fellowship you are pursuing and your motivations.  

Please forward information (unless specified otherwise) to:

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Alberta
Room 400 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3V9
Attention: Holly Millin, Administrative Assistant
or email: holly.millin@albertahealthservices.ca

Arthroplasty Knee/Hip

Director: Dr. Edward Masson

Supervisors

  • Dr. D’Arcy Durand
  • Dr. Catherine Hui
  • Dr. Guy Lavoie
  • Dr. Carlo Panaro
  • Dr. Paulose Paul
  • Dr. Colleen Weeks
  • Dr. Richard McLeod
  • Dr. Ben Herman

Description
There are over 3500 hip and knee replacements performed in Edmonton yearly. This provides an excellent exposure to primary and revision surgery. The Fellow will gain experience in patient assessment, preoperative planning and arthroplasty surgery of the hip and knee. Opportunities are available for exposure to joint preservation surgery in the young hip patient- athroscopy, osteotomies, surgical dislocation. One day a week will be dedicated to research and study and one to clinic or office. The Fellow is expected to be involved in research and to complete a paper suitable for publication at the end of the year. The Fellow will be involved in monthly rounds presentations and resident teaching. The fellow will be expected to participate in trauma call coverage


Length of Fellowship
12 months

Salary
For Canadian Fellows: a salary commensurate with a PGY6 level of training will be funded by the Edmonton Orthopaedic Fellowship Fund. This fund is supported by the Fellows Surgical Assist Billings.

For Foreign Fellows: external funding would need to be arranged and credential verification by the Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC) is required before training.

Timeline/Process

Applications for fellowship will generally open on July 1 two years preceding the fellowship year and close by February 1 of the preceding year. Incomplete applications, or applications sent too early will be returned.
 
Once the selection of the fellows has been done, fellowship applications must also be done through the post-graduate medical education office at the University of Alberta. 
 
Applications should include:
-curriculum vitae
-a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the program at the University of Alberta, career aspirations, and any other professional or personal items that may add to the application
-three letters of reference

Arthroscopy/Sports Medicine

Director: Dr Dave Otto

Supervisors

  • Dr Rob Balyk
  • Dr Marty Bouliane
  • Dr Jeff Bury
  • Dr Rob Glasgow
  • Dr Catherine Hui
  • Dr Paul Leung
  • Dr. Mark Sommerfeldt

Description
The Fellow will be involved in the care of patients with injuries and disorders of the knee and shoulder. There is an emphasis on sports related injury. The Fellow will learn clinical skills to properly evaluate and treat these patients. The Fellow will develop expertise in advanced arthroscopic techniques and will see a surgical caseload of 500 procedures in 12 months. One day a week will be dedicated to research and study. The Fellow is expected to be involved with ongoing research projects and to complete a paper for presentation (at the COA or similar meeting) and submission for publication. The Fellow will also be involved in monthly rounds presentations and resident teaching. The fellow will be expected to participate in trauma call coverage.

Length of Fellowship 12 months.

Salary
For Canadian Fellows: a salary commensurate with a PGY6 level of training will be funded by the Edmonton Orthopaedic Fellowship Fund. This fund is supported by the Fellows Surgical Assist Billings.
For Foreign Fellows: external funding would need to be arranged and credential verification by the Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC) is required before training.

Timeline/Process

Applications for fellowship will generally open on July 1 two years preceding the fellowship year and close by February 1 of the preceding year. Incomplete applications, or applications sent too early will be returned.

Once the selection of the fellows has been done, fellowship applications must also be done through the post-graduate medical education office at the University of Alberta. 

Applications should include:
-curriculum vitae
-a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the  program at the University of Alberta, career aspirations, and any other professional or personal items that may add to the application
-three letters of reference

Spine

*Spine – see neurosurgery,

Trauma

Director: Dr Matthew Menon

Supervisors

  • Dr Marty Bouliane
  • Dr Gordon Goplen
  • Dr Nadr Jomha
  • Dr Rob Stiegelmar
  • Dr Don Weber

Description
We wish to share our knowledge and experience with Orthopaedic graduates interested in improving their skills in the areas of adult trauma. The fellowship is based at the University of Alberta Hospital. We have a dedicated trauma room and service a population of approximately two million people. The Fellow will learn clinical and surgical skills involving all adult trauma cases except spine. The Fellow is expected to be involved with ongoing research projects and to complete a paper to be submitted for presentation at the COA or similar meeting. The Fellow is also involved in monthly rounds and resident teachings.

Length of Fellowship 12 months

The fellow will be expected to participate in trauma call coverage.

Length of Fellowship 12 months.

Salary
For Canadian Fellows: a salary commensurate with a PGY6 level of training will be funded by the Edmonton Orthopaedic Fellowship Fund. This fund is supported by the Fellows Surgical Assist Billings.
For Foreign Fellows: external funding would need to be arranged and credential verification by the Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC) is required before training.

Foot and Ankle

Director: Dr. Gord Goplen

Supervisors

  • Dr.Nadr Jomha
  • Dr. Beth Pedersen
  • Dr. Angie Scharfenberger
  • Dr. Paul Leung

Description

The Edmonton Foot and Ankle Surgeons are pleased to announce a unique combined clinical and academic foot and ankle fellowship in conjunction with the University of Alberta School of Public Health. This 2 year fellowship consists of training by 4 fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons in all areas of adult foot and ankle surgery including complex trauma and reconstruction. In addition, the successful fellow will be enrolled in the School of Public Health resulting in a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree.

A description of the MPH program can be found here: http://www.publichealth.ualberta.ca/programs/mph_programs/mph_epi.aspx

During the two years, the fellow will spend fluctuating amounts of time between the clinical and academic parts of the program so that the fellow is always active in the clinical context. Salary will be based on surgical assist billings with the fellow keeping 100% of billings up to $50,000 and 50% of billings thereafter.

Applicants must be eligible to bill in the Alberta heath system.

Interested applicants should send an updated CV to Dr. Gord Goplen at goplens@shaw.ca