The fellow is expected to spend his/her time in research 1 day per week and the other split between the operating room and clinics. Call will be, on average, one weekday per week and every 4th weekend. Each fellow will have four weeks of vacation.
Morning X-ray rounds begin at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. During X-ray board rounds, the on-call resident presents the cases that were treated during the previous 24 hours. The fellow will be encouraged to comment on treatment options, reduction methods, and relevant literature related to these cases.
Morning conferences begin at the conclusion of X-ray board rounds.
|Monday||Pre-operative case conference|
|Tuesday||Interdisciplinary case presentation/M&M conferences|
|Wednesday||Grand rounds/Basic Science conference (Departmental)|
|Thursday||Foot and ankle/radiology conferences|
|Friday||Trauma conference is conducted by the fellow and fellowship director. Residents present a specific topic in trauma and fracture care. The fellow is responsible for current literature review.|
Other conferences will include monthly cadaver and/or bioskills labs on a monthly basis. There is a teaching conference on each of these days, which include trauma, spine, foot and ankle, radiology, morbidity and mortality, indications and interdisciplinary case presentation conferences.
Orthopedic trauma journal club:
The orthopedic trauma fellow and attending staff are responsible for topic selection, review, and reading assignment on a monthly basis. The trauma fellow and attending will read every article to be presented by a resident during journal club.
The orthopedic fellow must complete at least one publishable research project. Available resources include comprehensive biomechanics and molecular biology labs with full-time PhD support. Also available are ongoing national multicenter and local clinical research projects.
The orthopedic fellow will be provided the opportunity to attend several meetings sponsored by the AAOS and industry. The fellow will attend the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association in the fall.
Co-Directors: Theodore Miclau, MD, and Amir Matityahu, MD
University Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco
Institutions: San Francisco General Hospital
Primary Hospital Size: 300 Beds
Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Fellowship Positions: 1
Stipend: $50,000+ and benefits
Full-Time Trauma Faculty: 4
Trauma Admissions/Year: 1,300 patients with orthopaedic trauma
Emergency Dept. Visits/Year: 1,600 orthopaedic consults from the emergency room
Total Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures/Year: 1,400
Clinic visits: 22,000+ per year
How to Apply for the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Please contact the office of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery for an application, or download one from the web. All applications must be returned by October 31st for consideration for the next academic year. Following review of all applications, the committee will extend invitations for interviews, which will take place by mid-December.
If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact Lynda Chatcuff at 415-206-8812