Fellowship Programme

AOA Accredited Fellowship

Shoulder Knee and Sports orthopaedic fellowship

Supervisor

Dr. Daniel Biggs

Tel: (02) 8893-4900
Fax: (02) 9635-9224
Email: biggsd@tpg.com.au

Duration

6 months

Stipend

Approximately AU$30,000 per 6 months

Institution

Westmead Private Hospital
Cnr Mons and Darcy Rd
Westmead NSW
Australia

www.westmeadprivate.com.au

Educational goals and characteristics

  • The fellowship is principally concerned with the teaching of orthopaedic aspects of shoulder and knee surgery
  • Experience in this area includes arthroscopic reconstructions and joint replacement
  • There is a particular interest in the management of sports injuries of the shoulder and knee
  • The fellowship involves working at Central West Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, with other orthopaedic surgeons and related disciplines
  • The fellowship also involves work at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals (public hospitals), attending department x-ray and clinical meetings, outpatient work, journal clubs, preparation for operations, and, with assistance, consulting at the Sports Medicine Clinic
  • The fellow develops surgical experience through private assisting and supervised operating
  • The fellow develops full responsibility for surgery at one operating list per fortnight. The fellow is exposed to around 20 surgical procedures per week
  • Research is an integral part of the fellowship and an association with the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic
  • Laboratory allows for research projects. Clinical based research projects are ongoing at the clinic
  • Prospective applicants should aspire to sub-specialist shoulder and knee surgery

Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed their training in orthopaedic surgery. Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold a current certificate of registration to practice medicine in the State of New South Wales
  • Applicants must provide for their own medical practice indemnity insurance
  • As this is a clinical fellowship, good interpersonal skill and English language are required. IELTS pass of 7 in all four components is mandatory

Applications, including a current curriculum vitae and the names and email addresses of three referees should be sent to:

Rhana Thompson
Practice Manager
Central West Orthopaedics
Suite 204
30 Campbell Street
Blacktown NSW 2148
biggsd@tpg.com.au

www.aoa.org.au

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