A. Younger, MD
K. Wing, MD
M. Penner, MD
A. Veljkovic, MD
Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. A. Veljkovic
c/o Ms. Sarah Hewitt
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Room 11299 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 23043
We are accepting applications for 2020-2021
Duration: 1 year (August – July)
Deadline Canadians: August 1, 2018
Deadline for Internationals: February 28th, 2019
Stipend: $60,000/annum (Canadian) $55,000/annum (International)
Location: St. Paul’s Hospital
Please note: we will continue to accept applications after the deadline and will review applications if any positions become/remain available.
Goals and characteristics
The University of British Columbia Department of Orthopaedics offers a 12 month comprehensive orthopaedic foot & ankle fellowship for 2 to 3 fellows per year. Training is preceptor-based, under the supervision of 4 fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeons (Dr. M. Penner, Dr. A. Veljkovic, Dr. K. Wing, and Dr. A. Younger). The fellowship is located at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver, BC. This site serves as the tertiary care centre for all complex adult foot and ankle problems for the province of British Columbia (pop. 4.5 million). This fellowship provides extensive exposure (up to 1000 cases/yr) to all aspects of adult foot & ankle surgery (Ankle Replacement, basic & complex fusions and osteotomies, forefoot reconstruction, diabetic foot problems, sports medicine, acute fractures, and post-traumatic, flatfoot, congenital, and neurological deformities). Fellows are also expected to participate in the Foot & Ankle Screening & Triage (FAST) Clinic, the Foot & Ankle Consultation Clinic, the preceptors’ private offices, and in the F&A Research Office. This program is a major contributor to the ongoing multi-center Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ankle arthritis outcome study. One major research presentation and publication is expected. Participation in resident and medical student teaching, and in weekly foot & ankle rounds is required.
This is a fully funded, full-time position.
Applicants must have successfully completed an approved residency in orthopedic surgery, or be a specialist in their home country, and must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an educational medical license through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. More information can be found here.
Please note that if English is your second language, you will be required to complete the IELTS-academic exam and obtain a minimum score of 7 in each component.
Please note that if you are an international medical graduate, you will need to complete the MCCQE (part 1 and part 2), as per the CPSBC standards.