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FELLOWSHIPS

KNEE FELLOWSHIP–RECONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT & RESEARCH

Institutions
1.Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic (QKSC), Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD
2. Brisbane Private Hospital (BPH), Brisbane, QLD

Supervising Surgeon
Dr John Gallagher

Duration
12 months, commencing Jan/Feb of each year

Stipend
AU$100,000 per annum

Educational goals and characteristics
The aim of the Fellowship is to provide experience in the orthopaedic diagnosis, management and ongoing care, both surgical and non-surgical, of all disorders of the adolescent and adult knee.

The Fellow will experience extensive exposure to all areas of knee surgery, including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, joint preservation techniques including microfracture, cartilage and meniscal transplantation and osteotomy, as well as arthroplasty including partial, total and revision knee replacement procedures.

Clinical exposure is gained through attendance at four private consulting sessions per week, at least four but not exceeding six operating sessions per week and attendance of regular clinic multidisciplinary education sessions, surgical audits and morbidity and mortality meetings. Research opportunities exist with a strong focus on clinical research and the Fellow is expected to devote at least one session per week to research activities, and to produce at least one paper suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

The Fellow is funded by QKSC to attend one relevant Australian Orthopaedic conference during their term and potential to present their past and current research at the annual Australian Knee Society meeting. Overall this fellowship provides valuable experience in all aspects of knee surgery with a strong emphasis on clinical skills and potential for research activities influenced by the individual Fellow’s specific interest and ability.

Requirements
Candidates for this fellowship must be proficient in English, be eligible for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and have a FRACS equivalent having completed postgraduate orthopaedic training. Candidates will be viewed favourably if they have evidence of research experience, including relevant publications. Candidates must obtain medical practice indemnity insurance for themselves and health insurance for all attending relatives whilst in Australia.

How to apply
Applications to be submitted with names and contact details of three referees with whom the candidate has worked, a detailed current curriculum vitae and nominate their preferred year to commence fellowship. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications 12 to 18 months in advance as appointments are generally approved 6 to 12 months prior to commencement.