A. Younger, MD
K. Wing, MD
M. Penner, MD
A. Veljkovic, MD
Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. A. Veljkovic
c/o Ms. Sarah Hewitt
Room 3114, 910 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 66276
Email contact: Sarah.Hewitt@vch.ca
Foot and Ankle Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Coordinator
We are accepting applications for 2019-2020:
Duration: 1 year (August – July)
Deadline Canadians: August 1, 2017
Deadline for Internationals: February 28th, 2018
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 and be eligible for an educational medical license in British Columbia.