Fellowship Information

The Perth Trauma Surgery Fellowship is an outstanding opportunity to experience a great spectrum of orthopedic trauma surgery. Based at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, the fellowship offers a broad, high volume clinical exposure to orthopedic trauma of the adult and child - excluding polytraumatized patients. The position is supervised by Professor Piers Yates and his nationally and internationally fellowship trained colleagues and consultant orthopaedic surgeons.The Fellowship provides exposure to managing an operating theatre independantly and provide the treatment and care of trauma patients. Also, there is a participation in the weekly on-call roster as well as in some weekend on calls along with the local orthopedic trainees. The Fellow will complete more than 300 operative cases during the 6-month period. The position is designed to provide a rich experience of increasingly independent clinical review and surgical operating in the public health system.

Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to have developed a thorough and meticulous approach to confident independent operating skills in a major range of elements of orthopedic trauma surgery. Academic responsibilities include participation in weekly grand rounds and teaching for both registrars and students. There will be involvement in research projects in collaboration with the School of Surgery at the University of Western Australia, with the ultimate goal of publication and/or presentation at a major scientific meeting.

The fellowship is based at Fiona Stanley Hospital, one of the major public tertiary health care centres located in Perth. Fellows gain the skills to run their own operating theatres primarily independantly. Clinical commitments to fracture clinic are rostered so as to provide for an intensive and efficient professional experience. This allows for maximum development of orthopaedic skills along with the ability to enjoy the celebrated lifestyle of Perth and its 300 days of sunshine each year. You will experience our idyllic beaches, multiple outdoor activities and surrounding areas including Rottnest Island, the Margaret River Wine, the Ningaloo Reef and Kimberley Regions of Western Australia.

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