Arthroplasty Knee/Hip

Director

Dr. Edward Masson

Supervisors

Dr. Gordon Arnett
Dr. D’Arcy Durand
Dr. Catherine Hui
Dr. Guy Lavoie
Dr. Greg O’Connor
Dr. Carlo Panaro
Dr. Paulose Paul

Please note- the 2015 Arthroplasty Fellowship is now closed.

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 not be required to take call.

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