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Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship

Updated for August 1, 2022: The Adult Reconstruction Division of the Yale Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation is Honored to host the Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship, focused on advanced training in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, for the current match cycle, which will commence training on August 1, 2024. A single fellowship position is available. Applicants will have completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery and MUST be eligible for a Connecticut medical license (Our program is Non-ACGME). Application Deadline is November 1, 2022 and interviews will be held virtually in Early 2023.

The Yale Arthroplasty Fellow will be directly involved with the clinical care, teaching, and research activities of the Division. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence and involvement in these core activities. The fellowship will be supervised by our core clinical faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and is sponsored in close partnership with Yale-New Haven Hospital. The Yale Arthroplasty Fellow will be credentialed as a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Education of rotating Yale Orthopaedic Surgery residents (PGY-1, 3, and 5 on service), Yale Medical Students, Visiting Sub-Interns, and PA/APRN Staff is expected. The Arthroplasty fellow will be expected to participate in research activity and compose at least one original project during the year of training that can be presented and/or published to the scientific community.

The Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship began in August 2021, and we are now entering our 4th Match cycle. Highlights of our program include Expert Direct Anterior Approach instruction for Primary and Revision Arthroplasty, in addition to Posterior and Lateral Hip Approach training. The fellowship features extensive hip and knee revision experience, a state-of-the-art Outpatient Arthroplasty Facility, Partial Knee Arthroplasty training, Hip Preservation Surgery, Bio-Medical Engineering Collaboration, Total Joint Nurse Navigator Program exposure, and use of custom PSI, robotic, and computer navigation technologies for selected cases. The fellow will participate actively in our busy Hip Fracture Program and also help manage the many peri-prosthetic fractures, infections, and complex cases that are routinely referred into and treated at our center. The fellow will be exposed to tertiary academic arthroplasty practice in addition to time spent in community hospital based practices during the training year.

Our program has a unique partnership to expose the arthroplasty fellow to concepts of Global Orthopaedics, via an international visiting surgeon program that is based at Yale in the Division of Adult Reconstruction which hosts young surgeons from around the world. In addition, the Yale Arthroplasty Fellow will themself be able to design and propose a funded two-week international arthroplasty experience during the second half of the fellowship training year. These unique programs are sponsored by generous support from the "Keggi-Kimball Fund for International Orthopaedic Education" at Yale University. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates selected for interviews should carefully consider how they would utilize this international traveling fellowship and present their proposed idea to the faculty during the interview process.

All interviews for the Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship will be held via remote Zoom format pending further review, and all applicants must utilize the SF Match Website. Additional fellowship information and reference materials will be placed onto our website along with a summary presentation video to help applicants become familiar with the program. In 2021-22, our inaugural fellow completed approximately 500 cases, approximately 35% were complex or revision surgeries. Final numbers will be highlighted in the program summary in August 2022.

How to Apply

Applying to the fellowship is completed through SF Match.

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Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship Program Summary 2021

Additional Resources

Graduate Medical Education at Yale New Haven Hospital