The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics and the Adult Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program gratefully acknowledge the support of OMeGA Medical Grants Association. Our Adult Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program is proud to be a recipient of an OMeGA fellowship grant for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.
Funding received from OMeGA makes additional educational opportunities for the fellow possible. With the support of OMeGA Medical Grants, our program is able to better meet the overall goals for training in adult reconstructive surgery.
OMeGA Medical Grants Association (OMeGA) is the only third-party administrator of fellowship grants to orthopaedic programs in all nine subspecialties. Their non-biased, nonconflicted review process ensures the most meritorious and innovative programs receive funding. Since 2009, OMeGA has supported quality orthopaedic programs by awarding over 1,500 grants totaling more than $40 million.
The training faculty members of The Ohio State University Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program are committed to the education of all fellows and wish to prepare these physicians to function as well-qualified, independent specialists. We believe that fellows require training in basic science, and clinical care as it is relates to orthopaedics. Our role as educators is to instill trainees with those traits essential to success including honesty and integrity, objectivity, self-motivation, curiosity, timeliness, and a sense of responsibility. Finally, as a division, we are committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we believe varied perspectives and backgrounds improve ourselves and our care of patients.
The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program is a one-year training program which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. It is currently accredited to accept one fellow each year. The fellowship program consists primarily of rotations with the core orthopaedic adult reconstruction faculty.
The fellow will be involved in all phases of care for the patient, including pre-op, surgical care, postop follow-up, and long term surveillance care. The fellow will be closely monitored and will always work within his or her limitations. Fellows will be evaluated quarterly on their progress on all fellowship milestones. As the fellow progresses in the attainment of fellowship milestones, he or she will also progress in responsibility for patient care.
The fellow will receive training in the indications, risks and limitations of commonly performed joint procedures. The treatment indications, risks, and limitations are in-line with national treatment indications and teachings. Our division faculty members serve on several national panels and committees, allowing our fellows exposure to up-to-date teachings. Both didactic (assigned readings and journal clubs) and “hands-on” approach are utilized during individual case reviews and discussions.
Basic science education is included in the fellow’s program. There will be assigned readings, journal club, and informal discussion. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in formal medical student lectures if desired. Opportunities to participate in basic science research are also available. Cadaveric laboratories are also available for the fellow during their training
- Train graduates to understand the process of quality research and to critically evaluate literature
- Graduate surgeons who are capable of practicing competently and independently
- Train graduates to master all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery, including primary, revision, PJI and preiprosthetic fractures
- Graduate surgeons who are competitive applicants for positions in either private practice or academic practice settings
- Graduate surgeons who perform well in subspecialty practice
- Recruit superior fellowship candidates
- Encourage and prepare fellows for roles in leadership organizations, such as health policy, advocacy, education, medical education accreditation, and research; at regional, national, and international levels
The fellow will participate in the educational activities of the Department of Orthopaedics, specifically:
- Department of Orthopaedics Morbidity and Mortality Conference (monthly
- Department of Orthopaedics Journal Club (monthly)
- Department of Orthopaedics Quality Conferences (quarterly)
- Department of Orthopaedics Visiting Professor programs (quarterly)
- Department of Orthopaedics Mallory-Coleman Research Day (yearly)
- Department of Orthopaedics Michael J. Patzakis Endowed Lectureship (yearly)
And in the division of adult reconstructive surgery, specifically:
- Adult Reconstructive Indications conference (weekly/Friday)
- Adult Reconstructive Education conference (weekly/Tuesday)
- Ranawat Hip Society traveling fellows conference (yearly)
- Insall Knee Society traveling fellows conference (yearly)
Research is an important component of the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. Each fellow is required to complete, present and submit a book chapter or case report for publication in a peer-reviewed journal prior to completion of the fellowship. In addition, the fellow will collaborate on ongoing research projects underway in the division. Research projects are presented at the annual Mallory-Coleman Research Day. Ample time is provided to the fellow throughout the program to complete the project.
Applications for fellowship are accepted through the SF Match. Applications are reviewed by the selection committee and are selected on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities.
Application deadline: November 15, 2022
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