Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship
Updated for August 1, 2023: 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 cycle matching in April 2024, which will commence training on August 1, 2025. A single fellowship position is available. Applicants will have completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery in the United States, and MUST be eligible for a Connecticut medical license (Our program is Non-ACGME). Application Deadline is November 15, 2023, and interviews will most likely be held virtually in January to March 2024.
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, with rotation to other affiliated community sites, 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 at the annual Yale Orthopaedics Fellowship Research Symposium, and also should be submitted & published to the scientific community.
The Yale Arthroplasty Fellowship commenced with our first fellow in August 2021, and we are now entering our 5th 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. Opportunities also exist for the fellow to participate in joint replacement program management meetings and also to seek additional structured training as a medical educator via the YNHH GME "FAME" program, which can help prepare the fellow for practice as a clinician-educator.
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. A surgeon mentor must be identified for each visiting site to ensure the educational value of the travel experience.
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. Case volume numbers and other key program details will be highlighted in the program presentation video, which will be updated and posted to our website in July 2023.
How to Apply
House Staff Stipends 2023-2024
Please note that the arthroplasty fellow will be compensated at the PGY-6 level, consistent with YNHH GME policy. House Staff stipends effective July 1, 2023 are as shown below:
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