The Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia provides a travelling fellowship to Europe on alternate years. The fellowship is supported by the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a great life experience and learn from the premiere shoulder surgeons of Europe.
Applicants must be a member of SESA and details of application can be found in the Members section of this website.
Associate Professor Gregory Bain
MBBS FRACS FA(Ortho)A PhD
Length and Income
Twelve months. Fellowship income and private assisting fees. Some professional development and conference fees can be claimed. This fellowship is accredited by the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Flinders University & Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
Education Goals & Characteristics
The Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain surgical experience and instruction in the management of disorders of the hand and upper limb.
The candidate will have a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or have extensive clinical experience in orthopaedic surgery. Candidates from overseas will have qualification of equal standing.
The Fellow would perform clinical duties involved with the management of disorders of the hand and upper limb and would have a regular on call commitment at Flinders Medical Centre under the supervision of Upper Limb surgeons. The Fellow would also assist the Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon in his private rooms and in private operating sessions, as well as attend regular academic meetings on disorders of the upper limb.
The Fellow would be expected to perform clinical research throughout the 12 month attachment and would have some time allocated for this. Research could be performed in conjunction with hand therapists. Flinders Medical Centre is a teaching hospital associated with Flinders University.
Prof Richard Page
BmedSci MBBS FRACS FAOrthA
Length and Income
12 months (6 months considered), AU$50,000
St John of God Hospital
University Hospital, Geelong
Education Goals & Characteristics
The Fellowship is a clinically-based research Fellowship with a focus on shoulder and upper limb surgery covering arthroscopy, reconstruction and arthroplasty. This includes a significant level of sports and related injuries and orthopaedic trauma.
The Fellowship is clinically based on a linked research component. The clinical component is supported by the active orthopaedic surgeons in Geelong and co-ordinated by Professor Richard Page. It is a mixture of public and private orthopaedics, to provide a full spectrum of clinical and surgical experience.
There are four key clinical and surgical opportunities that Fellows can participate in within the programme. These are arthroplasty, arthroscopy, upper limb sports orthopaedics, reconstructive orthopaedics and orthopaedic trauma.
The arthroplasty experience includes a full range of upper limb arthroplasty exposure. The arthroscopy and sports orthopaedics includes full exposure to shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery.
Orthopaedic reconstruction may include opportunities in shoulder, upper limb and hand surgery.
Trauma surgery experience can be provided in association with University Hospital Geelong, the major regional trauma referral centre. There is an orthopaedic on-call roster that involves both registrars and consultant orthopaedic surgeons with close, direct supervision by the orthopaedic consultant surgeon on call. This is serviced by daily trauma lists, as well as emergency “out of hours” operating theatres. There is potential for a Fellow with the appropriate experience and interest to participate in this.
The Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research & Education (B-CORE) of which Professor Richard Page is the Director will support the research component. There is opportunity to both initiate, and complete research projects that are currently under various stages of investigation. Time is dedicated in the weekly programme for research, with an expectation that at least one major paper will be completed in each six-month period.
Associations and Links
The Fellowship is constructed around the three major hospitals in Geelong; University Hospital Geelong (UHG), St John of God Hospital Geelong and Epworth Geelong. University Hospital Geelong is a Clinical School and primary University Hospital of Deakin University, which commenced student intake in 2008.
B-CORE, a growing orthopaedic research institution, is a component of this and currently employs a research co-ordinator and a data manager at UHG to assist in a wide variety of current orthopaedic research activities. In addition, there is a Post-Graduate Research Fellow and higher degree students supervised under B-CORE.
There is potential for collaboration with the Institute for Frontier Materials and The School of Medicine, both at Deakin University, which have extensive materials and basic science research laboratories respectively in Geelong. Currently there is shared supervision of higher degree students within the Faculty of Health.
The preferred duration of the Fellowship is for twelve months and would require the successful candidate to live locally in the Geelong region, although depending on demand and interest, shorter periods will be considered. The salary is funded up to AU$50,000 per annum, supported by De Puy Synthes Australia (Johnson & Johnson). It may include a travel stipend to a national conference to present research results generated within the period in Geelong.
Preference is given to post-fellowship candidates, looking at sub-speciality interest and experience. Assistance may be provided in identifying accommodation. Leave is four weeks annual leave and two weeks conference leave per annum. The Fellow would need to be registrable as a medical practitioner in the State of Victoria.
Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the private surgical setting, participating in orthopaedic clinics at University Hospital Geelong as well as running orthopaedic research clinical review clinics and participating in all the Unit clinical and academic meetings. Opportunities may exist for periodic public operating lists as part of the surgical experience.
Applications and expressions of interest should be sent with an up-to-date curriculum vitae and names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees to;
Professor Richard Page
Professor of Orthopaedics
Suite 7, Level 2, St. John of God Hospital,
83 Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5222 5777
Fax: +61 (0) 3 5229 1283
Dr Doron Sher
MBBS MBiomedE FRACS FAOrthA
Length and Income
The fellowship is for 12 months duration and involves clinical, operative and research experience in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. The fellowship is accredited by the Australian Orthopaedic Association. The stipend is AUS $80,000 pa
The fellowship is located in Sydney, Australia, at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick and Repatriation General Hospital in Concord. Some training takes place in local private hospitals.
Wade Harper, Doron Sher, Ivan Popoff, Todd Gothelf, John Trantalis & Alan Dao
The research component is run by Prof. William Walsh at the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and will involve at least one major research project.
Assisting at private operating lists
An average of one supervised operating list a week
Outpatients and consulting clinics
Journal club once every second month
At least one major clinical project
The fellowship is open only to qualified Orthopaedic Surgeons from
Australia / New Zealand