Fellowship in Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

The goal of this comprehensive fellowship is to provide a training program that will allow the fellow:

  • A career in academic medicine
  • Exposure to clinical and/or basic science research opportunities that will allow the fellow to contribute to the advancement of the field of orthopaedic traumatology
  • The skill and clinical acumen for diagnosis and appropriate treatment of complex orthopaedic trauma and reconstructive patients

The fellow will be given the opportunity to become proficient at managing the acute issues and definitive treatment of multi-trauma patients, plus severe periarticular and soft tissue injuries. Also, the fellow will become experienced with pelvic and acetabular surgery and the treatment of complications of orthopaedic trauma patients (e.g., nonunions, malunions, post-traumatic degenerative disease requiring fusion or arthroplasty, osteomyelitis treatment, etc.). The fellow will be working with three fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons: Mark C. Reilly, MD (link to bio), Michael S. Sirkin, MD (link to bio) and Mark Adams, MD (link to bio).

To ensure clinical proficiency, the fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate patients in the emergency room, clinic and office settings, as well as be involved with the direct work-up and treatment planning of the patients. All surgical procedures will be performed with the fellow acting as the primary surgeon. Surgical options and pre-operative planning will be discussed with the three full-time orthopaedic traumatology attendings, and the fellow will function as primary attending under their supervision.

The fellow will be expected to produce at least two projects that are of necessary quality for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The fellow will spend 20 percent of the time––one day a week––conducting clinical and/or laboratory research and conducting educational activities.

Weekly journal club and didactic sessions will allow fellows to have a broadened basic science and orthopaedic trauma literature knowledge base. The fellow will also be responsible for teaching residents and medical students rotating on the orthopaedic trauma service to develop teaching skills necessary for an academic career. The fellow will also participate in clinical and basic science research in conjunction with the four full-time orthopaedic basic scientists and attendings.

How to Apply

Our department is a participant in the San Francisco Matching Program, sponsored by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

LaToya James
Residency/Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
140 Bergen St. ACC D 1752
Newark, NJ 10703
Phone: 973-972-3860
Fax: 973-972-1080
jamesla@njms.rutgers.edu

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