The Fellowship in Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction Surgery - Shoulder and Elbow at Beaumont is a one-year program committed to offering an outstanding subspecialty experience in all facets of shoulder and elbow surgery. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Fellows will be exposed to the nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders to include primary and revision arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery for traumatic, athletic, and degenerative conditions in patients of all ages. The fellowship will include a broad experience with a high volume of shoulder arthroplasty and advanced arthroscopy. Approximately 2500 shoulder and elbow surgeries are performed annually in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Outpatient experience will be gathered in the Beaumont Orthopaedic Center and the private offices. The fellow will be required to complete one clinical and one laboratory research project worthy of publication by the end of the fellowship year as well as submit one paper for publication. Time will be set aside for the completion of this work.
The fellow will conduct basic research in the Harold W. Gehring Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Implant Retrieval Analysis Laboratory, located on-campus in the Research Institute. Full-service animal surgical facilities are available. In addition, the fellow will have access to a 12-station MTS total joint wear simulator that has been modified to test shoulder prostheses. Fellows can practice new surgical procedures and technologies outside of the operating room in the state-of-the-art Applebaum Surgical Learning Center.
Teaching responsibilities will include the supervision of residents and medical students on the Shoulder and Elbow Service as well as direction of a monthly journal club and a weekly didactic shoulder and elbow conference. The fellow will present a lecture once a quarter at the weekly shoulder and elbow conference. The fellow will attend at least one national meetings per year. Goals of the fellowship include the development of surgical skills in the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow surgery, contribution to the current body of knowledge through research, and development of a life-long love of teaching. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be well prepared to enter private practice or academic medicine.
Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak is a 1,070 bed university-affiliated tertiary referral and Level I trauma center in southeastern Michigan. Beaumont offers 19 accredited residencies, 18 accredited fellowships, and 14 non-accredited fellowships. The hospital is ranked first nationally in total number of inpatient admissions (over 55,000) and second in number of surgeries. Beaumont is recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence (for example, 100 Top Hospitals: Orthopaedic Benchmarks for Success). Coupled with its proximity to Detroit and the surrounding suburbs, the hospital draws patients from urban, suburban, and rural settings throughout Michigan and the Midwest region. The respective Boards of Directors for Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital have approved the development of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, the first private medical school in the state of Michigan. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery includes over 40 specialists and sub-specialists, all board-certified, and encompasses every field in orthopaedic surgery. The department includes a fully accredited residency program with 25 residents (5 per year for 5 years), and accredited fellowship programs in Adult Reconstruction - Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, Adult Reconstruction - Hip and Knee, and Sports Medicine. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was ranked 33rd Nationally and 1st Metro Detroit in the 2011 U.S. News and World Report.
One position at the sixth postgraduate year will be offered to an approved candidate who will have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program, be board-eligible or board-certified, and have a Michigan state medical license before the fellowship begins. Our program will participate in the 2012 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons fellowship match for the 2014 - 2015 program year. Applications are downloadable on the ASES website. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2012. Our interviews will be October 5 and November 2, 2012. A match list from each applicant and program is due in the ASES office in December.
J. Michael Wiater, MD
Chief of Shoulder Surgery
Program Director, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Beaumont Health System 3535 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 744
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Rochester, MI
For more information, contact Lindsay Gilbert, fellowship coordinator, at 248-551-0195
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