The fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine provides training in the care of spinal diseases, which can be divided into five categories: core knowledge, clinical evaluation, operative management, postoperative care, and non-operative management.
The educational goals of the spinal surgery fellowship program are to:
- Provide the educational environment needed to train a spine fellow in the evaluation, diagnosis, non-operative and operative treatment of spinal disorders in children and adults.
- Educate the fellows to understand the ramifications of the decision-making process including understanding of complications of treatment and rehabilitation required to obtain an optimal result.
- Provide an outpatient environment to each the fellow how to evaluate, manage, and follow patients in an outpatient setting.
- Help the fellows to develop teaching skills in educating residents and medical students.
- Help the fellows to amplify research skills in the clinical and laboratory settings. This helps the fellow to develop a more analytical approach to problem solving and prepares him/her to look critically at the literature.
- Familiarize the fellows with outcome tools and the necessary programs to perform outcomes research.
Beaumont training has provided a stepping stone to both excellent practice opportunities and to positions at the nation's most prestigious medical centers.